Cabo Verde

Region
Africa
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
African Union
ECOWAS
Legal System
Civil
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
06 August 1993
1930 Forced Labour Convention
03 April 1979
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
03 April 1979
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
23 October 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
15 July 2004
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
10 October 2011

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 271 which criminalises ‘reducing another person to the state or condition of a slave’ as well as selling, transferring, or buying a person, and keeping a person in a state of slavery. Enslavement as an element of genocide and war crimes is also criminalised under articles 268 and 272.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cabo Verde which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cabo Verde which prohibits servitude. 
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Labour Code which prohibits forced labour at article 14. 
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cabo Verde which prohibits trafficking in persons although ‘pimping’ of children under 14 and solicitation of a minor for sexual acts abroad are criminalised by articles 148 and 149 of the Penal Code. 

Legislative Provisions

THE CONSTITUTION OF CABO VERDE 1980 (REV. 1992)

PENAL CODE

LABOUR CODE

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