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C105 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 
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Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour 
(Note: Date of coming into force: 17:01:1959.) 
<br>Convention:C105 
<br>Place:Geneva 
<br>Session of the Conference:40 
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        Date of adoption:25:06:1957 <br> 
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The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,<p>
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Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International 
Labour Office, and having met in its Fortieth Session on 5 June 1957, and<p>
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Having considered the question of forced labour, which is the fourth item on 
the agenda of the session, and<p>
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Having noted the provisions of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, and<p>
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Having noted that the Slavery Convention, 1926, provides that all necessary 
measures shall be taken to prevent compulsory or forced labour from developing 
into conditions analogous to slavery and that the Supplementary Convention on 
the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions and Practices 
Similar to Slavery, 1956, provides for the complete abolition of debt bondage 
and serfdom, and<p>
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Having noted that the Protection of Wages Convention, 1949, provides that 
wages shall be paid regularly and prohibits methods of payment which deprive 
the worker of a genuine possibility of terminating his employment, and<p>
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Having decided upon the adoption of further proposals with regard to the 
abolition of certain forms of forced or compulsory labour constituting a 
violation of the rights of man referred to in the Charter of the United 
Nations and enunciated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and<p>
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Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of an international 
Convention,<p>
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adopts the twenty-fifth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and 
fifty-seven, the following Convention, which may be cited as the Abolition of 
Forced Labour Convention, 1957:<p>
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Article 1<p>
Each Member of the International Labour Organisation which ratifies this 
Convention undertakes to suppress and not to make use of any form of forced or 
compulsory labour--<p>
 (a) as a means of political coercion or education or as a punishment for 
holding or expressing political views or views ideologically opposed to the 
established political, social or economic system;<p>
 (b) as a method of mobilising and using labour for purposes of economic 
development;<p>
 (c) as a means of labour discipline;<p>
 (d) as a punishment for having participated in strikes;<p>
 (e) as a means of racial, social, national or religious discrimination.<p>
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Article 2<p>
Each Member of the International Labour Organisation which ratifies this 
Convention undertakes to take effective measures to secure the immediate and 
complete abolition of forced or compulsory labour as specified in Article 1 of 
this Convention.<p>
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Article 3<p>
   The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the 
Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.<p>
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Article 4<p>
   1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the 
International Labour Organisation whose ratifications have been registered 
with the Director-General.<p>
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   2. It shall come into force twelve months after the date on which the 
ratifications of two Members have been registered with the Director-General.<p>
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   3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any Member twelve 
months after the date on which its ratifications has been registered.<p>
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Article 5<p>
   1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the 
expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention first comes into 
force, by an Act communicated to the Director-General of the International 
Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation should not take effect until 
one year after the date on which it is registered.<p>
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   2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, 
within the year following the expiration of the period of ten years mentioned 
in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in 
this Article, will be bound for another period of ten years and, thereafter, 
may denounce this Convention at the expiration of each period of ten years 
under the terms provided for in this Article.<p>
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Article 6<p>
   1. The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify all 
Members of the International Labour Organisation of the registration of all 
ratifications and denunciations communicated to him by the Members of the 
Organisation.<p>
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   2. When notifying the Members of the Organisation of the registration of 
the second ratification communicated to him, the Director-General shall draw 
the attention of the Members of the Organisation to the date upon which the 
Convention will come into force.<p>
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Article 7<p>
   The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall communicate 
to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration in accordance 
with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations full particulars of all 
ratifications and acts of denunciation registered by him in accordance with 
the provisions of the preceding Articles.<p>
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Article 8<p>
   At such times as may consider necessary the Governing Body of the 
International Labour Office shall present to the General Conference a report 
on the working of this Convention and shall examine the desirability of 
placing on the agenda of the Conference the question of its revision in whole 
or in part.<p>
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Article 9<p>
   1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in 
whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides:<p>
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a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall ipso jure 
involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the 
provisions of Article 5 above, if and when the new revising Convention shall 
have come into force;<p>
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b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force this 
Convention shall cease to be open to ratification by the Members.<p>
   2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and 
content for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified the 
revising Convention.<p>
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Article 10<p>
   The English and French versions of the text of this Convention are equally 
authoritative.
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