France

Region
Western Europe and Others
Regional Court
European Court of Human Rights
Regional Organisations
European Court of Human Rights
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Bali Process
European Union
Council of Europe
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
28 March 1931
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
14 February 1963
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
26 May 1964
1966 ICCPR
04 November 1980
1930 Forced Labour Convention
24 June 1937
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
07 June 2016
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
18 December 1969
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
11 September 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
29 October 2002
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
09 June 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 Penal Code at article 224-1A which criminalises enslavement and article 224-1B which criminalises the exploitation of an enslaved person.
There appears to be no legislation in place in France which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery.
There appears to be no legislation in place in France which prohibits servitude, although the Penal Code at Article 225-14-2 criminalises the act of making someone suffer regularly the offense provided in Article 225-4-1 (trafficking in persons) through that person’s vulnerability or a state of dependence, visible or known to a perpetrator, as servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Penal Code which prohibits forced labour at article 225-14-1.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Code at articles 225-4-1 to 225-4-9.

Legislative Provisions

AWAD REPORT

DECLARATION OF HUMAN AND CIVIC RIGHTS 1789

CONSTITUTION 1946

PENAL CODE

LABOUR CODE

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