Mozambique

Region
Africa
Regional Court
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Regional Organisations
African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
Commonwealth
African Union
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Legal System
Mixed
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
Not Party
1966 ICCPR
21 July 1993
1930 Forced Labour Convention
16 June 2003
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
14 June 2018
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
06 June 1977
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
16 June 2003
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
20 September 2006
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 at article 196 which criminalises alienating, enticing, acquiring, ceding or seizing any person or reducing them to a condition of a slave.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Mozambique which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although article 12 of the 2008 Law on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking of People prohibits adoption for illicit purposes. Debt bondage may also form an element of an offence of trafficking under article 198 of the Penal Code and article 10 of the Law on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking of People.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Mozambique which prohibits servitude, although involuntary servitude may form an element of an offence of trafficking under article 198 of the Penal Code and article 10 of the Law on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking of People.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution which prohibits forced labour at article 84. Forced labour may also form an element of an offence of trafficking under article 198 of the Penal Code and article 10 of the Law on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking of People.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in Law on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking of People which criminalises trafficking under article 10 and the Penal Code under article 198.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF MOZAMBIQUE 2004 (REV. 2007)

PENAL CODE

LAW NO 6/2008 ON PREVENTING AND COMBATING THE TRAFFICKING OF PEOPLE

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