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 >>
Ghana >>
Guinea >>
Guinea-Bissau >>
Kenya >>
Guinea >>

Liberia >>

Lesotho >>

Madagascar >>

Malawi >>

Mali >>

Mauritania >>

Mauritius >>

Mozambique >>

Namibia >>

Niger >>

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

East Asia and Pacific

Australia >>
Brunei >>
Burma >>
Cambodia >>
China >>
Fiji >>
Hong Kong >>
Indonesia >>
Japan >>
Laos >>
Macau >>
Malaysia >>
Marshall Islands >>
Micronesia >>
Mongolia >>
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 >>
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 >>

Supplements and 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.

 

Contributors

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

Abbvie

Bristol Myers Squibb

Chevron

Cushman & Wakefield

Jones Day

JPMorgan Chase

PayPal

Wells Fargo

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.