Namibia

Region
Africa
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
Commonwealth
African Union
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
28 November 1994
1930 Forced Labour Convention
15 November 2000
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
06 November 2017
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
15 November 2000
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
15 November 2000
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
16 August 2002
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
25 June 2002

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 Constitution at article 9(1) which declares that no person shall be held in slavery. Slavery may also form an element of the offence of trafficking under article 15 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Namibia which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although practices similar to slavery may form elements of the offence of trafficking under article 15 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution at article 9(1) which declares that no person shall be held in servitude. Servitude may also form an element of the offence of trafficking under article 15 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution at article 9(2) which declares that no person shall be required to perform forced labour and the 2007 Labour Act which criminalises forced labour under article 4. Forced labour may also form an element of the offence of trafficking under article 15 of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the 2004 Prevention of Organised Crime Act which criminalises participating in, aiding or abetting trafficking under article 15.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION 1990 (WITH AMENDMENTS THROUGH 2010)

LABOUR ACT 2007

PREVENTION OF ORGANISED CRIME ACT 2004

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