Malta

Region
Western Europe and Others
Regional Court
European Court of Human Rights
Regional Organisations
European Court of Human Rights
Commonwealth
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
European Union
Council of Europe
Legal System
Mixed
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
03 January 1966
1966 ICCPR
13 September 1990
1930 Forced Labour Convention
04 January 1965
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
14 February 2019
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
04 January 1965
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
15 June 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
24 September 2003
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
29 November 2002

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 Malta which prohibits slavery, although article 32 of the Constitution recognises the right to liberty and enslavement may form an element of crimes against humanity under article 54C of the Criminal Code.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Malta which prohibits institutes and practices similar to slavery, although article 248DA of the Criminal Code criminalises ‘improperly inducing consent to adoption of a minor for purposes of exploitation’.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Malta which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution which prohibits forced labour at article 35.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Criminal Code which criminalises trafficking for the purpose of exploitation in the production of goods or provision of services (article 248A), exploitation in prostitution (article 248B), and removal of organs (article 248C). Trafficking in minors for all these purposes is also criminalised under article 248D.

Legislative Provisions

AWAD REPORT

CONSTITUTION OF MALTA ACT 1964 (WITH AMENDMENTS THROUGH 2014)

MALTA CRIMINAL CODE

WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC (SUPPRESSION) ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 63 OF THE LAWS OF MALTA 1930

EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 2002

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