Thailand

Region
Asia-Pacific
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
Asia Cooperation Dialogue
Bali Process
ASEAN
ASEAN Regional Forum
Legal System
Civil
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
29 October 1996
1930 Forced Labour Convention
26 February 1969
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
04 June 2018
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
02 December 1969
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
16 February 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
17 October 2013
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 Penal Code at section 312 which prohibits “bringing into or sending out of the Kingdom, removing, buying, selling, disposing, accepting or restraining any person” so as to enslave them. Slavery may also form an element of an offence of trafficking under section 6 of the 2008 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.
Provisions related to institutions and practices similar to slavery are found in the Thailand Penal Code at section 312 which prohibits “bringing into or sending out of the Kingdom, removing, buying, selling, disposing, accepting or restraining any person” so as to cause the person to be in a position similar to slavery.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Thailand which prohibits servitude.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Thailand which prohibits forced labour, although forced labour or service may form an element of an offence of trafficking under section 6 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act which criminalises trafficking under section 6.

Legislative Provisions

AWAD REPORT

ENGEN REPORT

PENAL CODE

THE ANTI-TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ACT B.E 2551 (2008)

THAILAND CONSTITUTION

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