Latin America and Caribbean
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
Organisation of American States
Regional engagement SCORE
Legal System
International Obligations
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
06 July 1931
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
28 June 1954
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
21 August 1963
1966 ICCPR
Not Party
1930 Forced Labour Convention
20 July 1953
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
02 June 1958
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
28 September 2015
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
20 June 2013
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
Not Party

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cuba which prohibits slavery. 
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cuba which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery. 
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cuba which prohibits servitude. 
There appears to be no legislation in place in Cuba which prohibits forced labour, although exploiting the work of a racial group, particularly through forced labour for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group over another is prohibited under article 120 of the Penal Code as the crime of apartheid.    
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Code, which criminalises international trafficking in Children under article 316. Article 347 of the Penal Code titled ‘trafficking’ also prohibits organising or promoting the exit of people from Cuba to a third country and organising or promoting, for financial gain and without lawful authority, the entry into the national territory of persons in order that they emigrate to third countries. Under the heading "Procuring and Trafficking in Persons", article 302 of the Penal Code criminalises "promoting, organising or inciting the entry into or exit from the country of persons for the purpose of prostitution or any other form of carnal trade".

Legislative Provisions




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