Iran

Region
Asia-Pacific
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
Asia Cooperation Dialogue
Bali Process
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Legal System
Religious
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
30 December 1959
1966 ICCPR
24 June 1975
1930 Forced Labour Convention
10 June 1957
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
13 April 1959
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
08 May 2002
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
Not Party
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
Not Party

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 1929 Law prohibiting the purchase and sale of slaves which outlawed slavery and the slave trade, and any other proprietary behaviour towards humans. Slavery may also form an element of an offence of trafficking under the 2004 Law on Combating Human Trafficking.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Iran which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although the Labour Code limits debt bondage at sections 44 and 45, and forced marriage may form an element of an offence of trafficking under the 2004 Law on Combating Human Trafficking.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Iran which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Labour Code at section 172 which criminalises forced labour. Article 43 of the Constitution also recognises that the economy is based on respect for the right to choose freely one's occupation; refraining from compelling anyone to engage in a particular job; and preventing the exploitation of another's labour.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the 2004 Law on Combating Human Trafficking which criminalises trafficking.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

LABOUR CODE

ANTI-TRAFFICKING LAW

AWAD REPORT

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