Madagascar

Region
Africa
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
African Union
Regional engagement SCORE
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
29 February 1972
1966 ICCPR
21 June 1971
1930 Forced Labour Convention
01 November 1960
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
11 June 2019
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
06 June 2007
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
04 October 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
Not Party
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
14 March 2008

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 Madagascar which prohibits slavery although article 9 of the Constitution affirms the right to individual liberty. Slavery may also form an element of the offence of trafficking under articles 333B and 333C of the Penal Code.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Madagascar which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although practices analogous to slavery may form elements of the offence of trafficking under articles 333B and 333C of the Penal Code.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Madagascar which prohibits servitude, although servitude may form an element of the offence of trafficking under articles 333B and 333C of the Penal Code.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in Labour Code which criminalises forced labour under article 4 with penalties specified under article 262. Decree 2007-563 also prohibits various forms of child labour, including prostitution, domestic slavery, and forced labour.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the are found in the Penal Code as amended by Law No 2007-038 although punishments are only prescribed only for sex trafficking.

Legislative Provisions

AWAD REPORT

CONSTITUTION OF MADAGASCAR 2010

MADAGASCAR PENAL CODE (AS AMENDED BY LAW NP 2007-038 ON COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND SEX TOURISM)

DECREE 2007-563

LABOUR CODE

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