Global Compendium—Human Trafficking Laws

While diverse collections of human trafficking laws on specialized issues or for particular jurisdictions exist, this Compendium seeks to provide the first single standardized summaries of each countries’ laws in this critical field. The law firm of Jones Day collaborated with the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery and various corporations to produce this Global Compendium—Human Trafficking Laws.

Standardized Format

Each country chapter summarizes that country’s federal human trafficking laws. Separate chapters are provided for U.S. states and territories. Each country chapter contains the same type of information under the main headings or sub-headings. This standardization should facilitate the use of Compendium information and permit users to easily compare the laws of different countries on the same topic. For example, a country’s human trafficking laws on supply chain reporting are in Section 4 for each country. Some country chapters also contain custom sections addressing specific additional information.

Africa (Sub-Saharan)

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon >>
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Cote d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini >>

Ethiopia >>
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana >>
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Liberia >>
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius >>
Mozambique
Namibia >>

Niger 
Nigeria
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rwanda 
Senegal 
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone 
Somalia 
South Africa 
South Sudan 
Sudan 
Tanzania >>
Togo 
Uganda 
Zambia 
Zimbabwe >>

Central and South America

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil >>
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica

Cuba
Curacao
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Nevis

Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts
Saint Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

East Asia and Pacific

Australia >>
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Fiji >>
Hong Kong >>
Indonesia
Japan
Loas
Macau

Malaysia
Marshall Islands >>
Micronesia, Federated States of
Mongolia
Myanmar
New Zealand >>
North Korea
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines >>

Singapore >>
Solomon Islands
South Korea
Taiwan >>
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Vanuatu >>
Vietnam

Europe and Eurasia

Albania
Armenia
Austria >>
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium >>
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria >>
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France >>

Georgia
Germany >>
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy >>
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Montenegro
Netherlands >>

North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia >>
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain >>
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom >>

Near East (Middle East and North Africa)

Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel

Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco >>
Oman

Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Yemen

South and Central Asia

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India

Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Maldives
Nepal

Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan

Contributors

We are grateful for the significant Compendium contributions by numerous entities including:

AbbVie

BNP Paribas

Bristol Myers Squibb

Chevron

Cushman & Wakefield

Jones Day

JPMorgan Chase

PayPal

Wells Fargo

Supplements & Updates

To summarize, each country’s human trafficking laws is a substantial undertaking especially as laws change from time to time. Rather than delay the availability of this information, the Compendium is being released in installments. In the future, additional country chapters will be added and existing chapters updated.

If a particular country chapter is not yet available, that country’s name will be appear in a grey font color and no hyperlink will be available.

Disclaimer

The codes, laws, and other information cited in these summaries may not contain the most recent versions of such information and provide certain information available as of the month and year cited at the bottom of each page. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in these summaries or the information linked to in these summaries. Please check official sources.

These summaries should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended only for general information purposes and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or proceeding. The provision of this information does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Any views set forth in the summaries are the personal views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Rotary International/Rotary Action Group Against Slavery or of any contributing entity.