Dominican Republic

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
31 October 1962
1966 ICCPR
04 January 1978
1930 Forced Labour Convention
05 December 1956
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
23 June 1958
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
15 November 2000
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
05 February 2008
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
12 May 2005

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 41 which prohibits slavery and the trade or traffic of persons. SLavery may also form an element of trafficking under the Law on Illicit Traffic in Migrants and Trafficking in Persons.
There appears to be no legislation in place in the Dominican Republic which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although the Constitution prohibits serfdom at article 41. Practices similar to slavery, debt bondage, servile marriage, and irregular adoption may also form an element of trafficking under the Law on Illicit Traffic in Migrants and Trafficking in Persons   
There appears to be no legislation in place in Dominican Republic which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution at article 62(2) which declares that no one may obligate another to work against their will. Forced labour may also form an element of trafficking under the Law on Illicit Traffic in Migrants and Trafficking in Persons. 
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Law on Illicit Traffic in Migrants and Trafficking in Persons which criminalises human trafficking at article 3.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LAW NO. 137-03 ON ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN MIGRANTS AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

LABOUR CODE

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