Somalia

Region
Africa
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
African Union
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Arab League
Legal System
Mixed
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Forced Labour

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
Not Party
1966 ICCPR
24 January 1990
1930 Forced Labour Convention
18 November 1960
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
08 December 1961
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
20 March 2014
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
Not Party
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 Constitution at article 14 which declares that a person may not be subjected to slavery for any purpose and the Penal Code which criminalises reducing a person to slavery, dealing or trading in slaves, and sale, purchase, taking of possession, and holding of slaves under articles 455-457.
Provisions related to institutions and practices similar to slavery are found in the Penal Code which criminalises reducing a person to a condition similar to slavery, dealing or trading in persons in a condition similar to slavery, and sale, purchase, taking of possession, and holding of a person in a condition similar to slavery under articles 455-457. Article 458 of the Penal Code also criminalises ‘enforced subjection’.
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution at article 14 which declares that a person may not be subjected to servitude for any purpose. Article 458 of the Penal Code also criminalises ‘enforced subjection’.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution at article 14 which declares that a person may not be subjected to forced labour for any purpose and the Penal Code which criminalises compulsory labour at article 464.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Constitution at article 14 which declares that a person may not be subjected to trafficking for any purpose.

Legislative Provisions

AWAD REPORT

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA 2012

THE PENAL CODE

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