Paraguay

Region
Latin America and Caribbean
Regional Court
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Regional Organisations
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Organisation of American States
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
27 September 2007
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
27 September 2007
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
27 July 2007
1966 ICCPR
10 June 1992
1930 Forced Labour Convention
28 August 1967
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
16 May 1968
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
07 March 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
22 September 2004
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
14 May 2001

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 1992 Constitution which prohibits slavery at article 10. Deprivation of liberty is also criminalised under article 124 of the Penal Code and slavery may form an element of the offence of trafficking under article 5 of the 2012 Law against Trafficking in Persons.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Paraguay which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although servile marriage and practices similar to slavery may form elements of the offence of trafficking under article 5 of the Law against Trafficking in Persons.
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution which prohibits personal servitude at article 10. Servitude may also form an element of the offence of trafficking under article 5 of the Law against Trafficking in Persons.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Paraguay which prohibits forced labour, although article 86 of the Constitution protects the right to work freely chosen and article 120 of the Penal Code criminalises coercion. Forced labour may also form an element of the offence of trafficking under article 5 of the Law against Trafficking in Persons.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Constitution which prohibits trafficking of persons at article 10 and the Law against Trafficking in Persons which criminalises trafficking under article 5.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF REPUBLIC OF PARAGUAY 1992

PENAL CODE

LAW 4788/2012 AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

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