Guatemala

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
11 November 1983
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
11 November 1983
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
11 November 1983
1966 ICCPR
05 May 1992
1930 Forced Labour Convention
13 June 1989
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
09 December 1959
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
11 October 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
01 April 2004
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
02 April 2012

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 Criminal Code at article 202 which makes reducing a person to slavery or maintaining such an offence.
Provisions related to institutions and practices similar to slavery are found in the Criminal Code at article 202 which makes reducing a person to a condition similar to slavery, or maintaining such, an offence.
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution which declares that no person can be subject to servitude under article 4.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Guatemala which prohibits forced labour, although articles 43 and 102 of the Constitution recognise the right to freedom of work.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Criminal Code at article 202ter

Legislative Provisions

AWAD REPORT

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA 1985 (REV. 1993)

DECREE NO. 17-73 CRIMINAL CODE AND ITS AMENDMENTS

LAW AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE, EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2009

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