Kazakhstan

Region
Asia-Pacific
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
Asia Cooperation Dialogue
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
01 May 2008
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
01 May 2008
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
01 May 2008
1966 ICCPR
24 January 2006
1930 Forced Labour Convention
18 May 2001
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
18 May 2001
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
26 February 2003
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
31 July 2008
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 Penal Code, which criminalises trading in juveniles under article 133. Article 24 of the Constitution also affirms the right to freedom of labour and article 126 of the Penal Code makes illegal deprivation of freedom an offence with aggravated penalties where the purpose was exploitation.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Kazakhstan which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although article 9 of the Law on Marriage requires voluntary consent from both parties as a precondition for marriage.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Kazakhstan which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution which prohibits involuntary labour at article 24, and the Labour Code which prohibits forced labour at article 8. Violation of the Labour Code is punished under article 148 of the Penal Code, although punishment for this offence is limited to a fine or in deprivation of the right to hold certain positions.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Code which criminalises trafficking at article 128 although this provision does not reference the means included in the Palermo Protocol.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN 1995 (REV. 2011)

PENAL CODE 2014

LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN NO. 321-1 ON MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (WITH AMENDMENTS INCORPORATED BY REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN LAW NO. 276-II, OF 24 DECEMBER 2001), OF 17 DECEMBER 1998

LABOUR CODE

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