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  1. Gambia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons Act 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-10-05 | GMB-2007-L-90622

    The Act establishes the National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and regulates its composition, powers, functions and responsibilities. It prohibits all forms of trafficking in persons and provides for heavy penalties (life imprisonment for trafficking persons under 18 years or when the trafficking includes the rape or death of the victim of trafficking and minimum 15 years imprisonment to a maximum of life imprisonment for trafficking in adults). There are also provisions concerning the protection of victims of trafficking including ensuring that they are not subject to discrimination, that they have access to adequate medical, psychological and legal services and that their safety and integrity is taken into account when dealing with victims of trafficking.

  2. Gambia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Forced Labour Act (No. 8 of 1934).

    Adoption: 1934-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 1934-07-31 | GMB-1934-L-68572

    Sets forth prohibition of forced labour. In the event of war, famine, earthquake, violent epidemic, invasion by animal, insect or vegetable pests, flood or fire or any other circumstance endangering existance or well-being of population, the President may require labour from any person. Also provides for power of district authorities to require labour of inhabitants for certain public works.

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