Gabon

Region
Africa
Regional Court
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Regional Organisations
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
African Union
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Legal System
Mixed
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
21 January 1983
1930 Forced Labour Convention
14 October 1960
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
29 May 1961
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
28 March 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
22 September 2010
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
20 September 2000

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Servitude
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
There appears to be no legislation in place in Gabon which prohibits slavery.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Gabon which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although article 264 of the Civil Code prohibits forced marriage, although associated penalties only attach where a person, in a traditional ceremony, gives away or marries a girl against her will, or gives away or marries a girl under 15 years of age.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Gabon which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Labour Code which prohibits forced or compulsory labour at article 4, although no penalties appear to be prescribed.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in Act No 09/2004 on the Prevention and Fight against Child Trafficking, which criminalises child trafficking as defined in the Act.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION REPUBLIC OF GABON

PENAL CODE

LABOUR CODE

CIVIL CODE

ACT NO. 20 OF 31 MAY 1963

ACT NO. 009/2004 ON THE PREVENTION AND FIGHT AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING IN THE GABONESE REPUBLIC

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