Portugal

Region
Western Europe and Others
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
04 October 1927
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
10 August 1959
1966 ICCPR
15 June 1978
1930 Forced Labour Convention
26 June 1956
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
23 November 1959
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
15 June 2000
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
10 May 2004
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
05 February 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 Penal Code which criminalises reducing a person to slavery, and disposing of, assigning, or acquiring a person with the intention of maintaining a situation of slavery under article 159.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Portugal which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although article 154b of the Penal Code criminalises forced marriage.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Portugal which prohibits servitude.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Portugal which prohibits forced labour, although article 154 of the Penal Code criminalises coercing a person to any action or activity through violence or threats.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Code which criminalises trafficking under article 160.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC 1976 (REV. 2005)

PENAL CODE

LABOUR CODE

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