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China Ratifies Two International Conventions on Forced Labor

Mon, 01 Aug 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 20 Apr. 2022, the 34th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress approved the ratification of the Convention Concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (the “Forced Labour Convention”) and the Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour (the “Abolition of Forced Labour Convention”), according to official announcements on the National People’s Congress website.

The Forced Labour Convention and the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention are two international conventions adopted at the International Labour Conference (ILC) by the International Labour Organization (ILO). ILO is now a specialized agency of the United Nations as well as an international authority in setting standards for labor, employment, social security, etc.

So far, the Forced Labor Convention has been ratified by 178 countries, and the Abolition of Forced Labor Convention by 176 countries.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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