Bolivia

Region
Latin America and Caribbean
Regional Court
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Regional Organisations
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Organisation of American States
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
06 October 1983
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
06 October 1983
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
06 October 1983
1966 ICCPR
12 August 1982
1930 Forced Labour Convention
31 May 2005
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
11 June 1990
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
06 June 2003
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
18 May 2006
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
27 June 2002

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Servitude
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
Provisions related to slavery are found in the 2009 Constitution at article 15(V) which prohibits slavery. Reduction to slavery is also recognised as an element of the offence of trafficking in persons under article 281 bis of the Penal Code.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Bolivia which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although reduction to a status similar to slavery, bondage customs, servile marriage, certain forms of adoption may form elements of the offence of trafficking in persons under article 281 bis of the Penal Code.
Provisions related to servitude are found in the 2009 Constitution at article 15(V) which prohibits servitude. Reduction to any form of servitude may form an element of the offence of trafficking in persons under article 281 bis of the Penal Code.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the 2009 Constitution, however this is limited to prohibiting forced work of children and child labour at article 61. Forced labour is also recognised as an element of the offence of trafficking in persons under article 281 bis of the Penal Code.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Code as amended by the Trafficking and Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Offences Law of 2012, which criminalises trafficking in persons under article 281 bis.

Legislative Provisions

ENGEN REPORT

CONSTITUTION OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA 2009

PENAL CODE (AMENDED BY LAW NO 263 TRAFFICKING AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND OTHER RELATED OFFENCES LAW OF 2012)

LAW NO. 263 COMPREHENSIVE AGAINST TRAFFICKING AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSON 2012

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT CODE

2010 LAW FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

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