Botswana

Region
Africa
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
Commonwealth
African Union
Legal System
Mixed
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
Not Party
1966 ICCPR
08 September 2000
1930 Forced Labour Convention
05 June 1997
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
05 June 1997
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
03 January 2000
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
29 August 2002
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
08 September 2000

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 Constitution at article 6 which declares that no person shall be held in slavery. The Penal Code also criminalises kidnapping or abducting a person in order to subject them to slavery (section 256); detaining a person as a slave against their will (section 260); and buying, selling or disposing of a person as a slave or trafficking or dealing in slaves (section 261).
There appears to be no legislation in place in Botswana which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery. 
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution at article 6 which declares that no person shall be held in servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution which declares that no person shall be required to perform forced labour and the Criminal Code which makes unlawfully compelling a person to labour against their will an offence under section 262.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Anti-Human Trafficking Act 2014 which criminalises trafficking in persons at section 9 and buying or engaging the services of a trafficked person at section 12.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF BOTSWANA 1966 (REV. 2005)

PENAL CODE

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT, 2014 (ACT NO 32 OF 2014)

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