Poland

Region
Eastern Europe
Regional Court
European Court of Human Rights
Regional Organisations
European Court of Human Rights
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
European Union
Council of Europe
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
17 September 1930
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
10 January 1963
1966 ICCPR
18 March 1977
1930 Forced Labour Convention
30 July 1958
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
10 March 2017
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
30 July 1958
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
09 August 2002
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
26 September 2003
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
12 November 2001

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 Poland, which prohibits slavery, although article 31 of the Constitution guarantees protection of the freedom of the person and deprivation of liberty is criminalised under article 189 of the Criminal Code. Slavery may also form an element of an offence of trafficking under article 189A of the Criminal Code.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Poland which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although slavery and ‘other forms of exploitation degrading to human dignity’ may form elements of an offence of trafficking under article 189A of the Criminal Code.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Poland which prohibits servitude, although slavery and ‘other forms of exploitation degrading to human dignity’ may form elements of an offence of trafficking under article 189A of the Criminal Code.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Poland, which prohibits forced labour, although article 65(2) of the Constitution declares that an obligation to work may only be imposed by statute. Forced work or services may also form an element of an offence of trafficking under article 189A of the Criminal Code and forced prostitution is criminalised under article 203.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Criminal Code as amended in 2010 which criminalises trafficking under article 189A.

Legislative Provisions

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND 1997 (REV. 2009)

PENAL CODE

LABOUR CODE

OFFENCES AGAINST THE RIGHTS OF THE PERSONS PURSUING PAID WORK

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