Lawyers discuss possibility to join 2014 protocol of Forced Labour Convention

2018-12-13 18:20:08

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ With the support of the European Union (EU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mongolian Bar Association is conducting a research on the protocol of 2014 to the ILO Forced Labour Convention 29, comparing it to the Labour Law of Mongolia, its policy, program, measures and their implementations.


In connection, a discussion on the preliminary outcomes of the research was held with participation of representatives from the Ministry of Social Welfare and Labour, the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions, employers, other governmental and non-governmental organizations on December 12, 2018.


In the discussion, Senior International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist at the Regional Office of the ILO in Bangkok Alain Pelce provided the attendees with information on the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention 29.  

Mongolia has been implementing the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No.29) and Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) since joined them in 2005. Therefore, Mongolia is obliged to prohibit and abolish all forms of forced labour and charge legal individual for forcing people to work against their will.


The research team is seeking a way to join the Protocol of 2014 with the aim to improve the policy on eliminating forced labour and the results of actions, protecting victims of forced labour and preventing human-trafficking effectively.


The research is being carried out by the research team consisting of researchers and lawyers of Sub-council for Labour law at the Mongolian Bar Association. The final outcome will be presented in January, 2019.