Forced Labour - Overview


The requisition of forced labour by private individuals, companies of associations is illegal and an offence under the existing laws of the Union of Myanmar. However, Burmese legislation stipulates that the State can requisition work where it is of direct interest to the community.

Cambodian Labour legislation stipulates that forced or compulsory labor is absolutely forbidden. This law applies to everyone, including domestics or household servants and all workers in agricultural enterprises or businesses.

Chinese labour legislation states that labourers may revoke their labour contract at any time if they have been forced to work by the employer through means of violence, threat or deprival of personal freedom in violation of law. Furthermore, an employer who forces employees to work by means of deprivation of personal freedom is liable to imprisonment and a fine.

Laotian and Vietnamese labour legislation also prohibit the use of labour by any form of force.

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