P29 Report

Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, and the fishing and seafood processing industries in Thailand

This document was prepared by an inter-disciplinary team of the ILO, including staff of the EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project, following extensive consultations conducted by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Labour. This analysis has been presented to the Government and social partners for validation and the results are a reflection of this process of close tripartite consultation and engagement.

As a contribution to the overarching objective of strengthening Thailand’s legal and regulatory framework relevant to forced labour and trafficking in persons, in particular in the fishing and seafood industries, the present research aims to assess the country’s existing laws and regulations, as well as their practical implementation, against two of the main international standards on forced labour, namely the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (hereinafter: “the Forced Labour Protocol”).