Brazil

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
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
06 January 1966
1966 ICCPR
24 January 1992
1930 Forced Labour Convention
25 April 1957
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
18 June 1965
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
02 February 2000
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
29 January 2004
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
20 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 Penal Code at article 149 which criminalises reducing a person to a condition analogous to that of a slave.
Provisions related to institutions and practices similar to slavery are found in the Penal Code at article 149 which criminalises reducing a person to a condition analogous to that of a slave.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Brazil which prohibits servitude, although submitting a person to any type of servitude may form an element of the offence of human trafficking under article 149-A.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Penal Code at article 149 which criminalises reducing a person to a condition analogous to that of a slave by subjecting them to forced labour.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Code as amended by Law No 13.344 of 2016 at article 149-A.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION 1988 (REV. 2015)

PENAL CODE 1940

LAW NO 13.344 OF OCTOBER 6 2016

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