ILO Programme. Indicators of forced labour

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International Labour Organization
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The ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour Indicators of forced labour are intended to help anyone involved in enforcement identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance.

The International Labour Organization is a specialist agency of the United Nations (UN). The ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour 11 Indicators of Forced Labour are intended to help ‘front-line’ criminal law enforcement officials, labour inspectors, trade union officers, NGO workers and others to identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance. The indicators represent the most common signs or ‘clues’ that point to the possible existence of a forced labour case. The indicators are: Abuse of vulnerability; Deception; Restriction of movement; Isolation; Physical and sexual violence; Intimidation and threats; Retention of identity documents; Withholding of wages; Debt bondage; Abusive working and living conditions; Excessive overtime.


Significance for seafood businesses: 

These are general principles (not seafood specific) to help enforcement  agencies identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation.


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