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
International Obligations
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
07 June 2001
1966 ICCPR
01 April 1970
1930 Forced Labour Convention
06 September 1995
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
22 November 1968
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
03 August 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
04 March 2005
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
28 June 2002

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
Provisions related to slavery are found in the Penal Code at article 280 which criminalises reducing a person to slavery and acquiring, transferring or trafficking in slaves.
Provisions related to institutions and practices similar to slavery are found in the Penal Code at article 280 which criminalises reducing a person to a condition similar to slavery.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Uruguay which prohibits servitude. 
There appears to be no legislation in place in Uruguay which prohibits forced labour, although article 7 of the Constitution protects the individual rights to liberty and labour and article 35 declares that no one shall be required to render aid to the army.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the 2008 Immigration Law which criminalises trafficking under article 78.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION 1966 (REINST. 1985, REV. 2004)




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