Article 148 bis

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Child labour Criminal liability

This provision imposes a penalty of 1 to 4 years of imprisonment on whoever profits from child labour, with the exception of tasks or work carried out for training purposes. The child’s parents are excluded from the scope of application of this article, which provides that the parents, tutor or legal guardian of a child, may not be prosecuted for the aforementioned acts.

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Law / Argentina / Criminal Code

The Argentine Criminal Code contains specific provisions criminalising servitude, slavery, forced labour and human trafficking. However, the Argentine Criminal Code is not applicable to corporations, and therefore this Code does not provide for criminal liability of corporations for their involvement in human trafficking, forced labour and slavery. However,  while legal persons may not be prosecuted under the Criminal Code, the individual staff, agents or representatives of the corporate body responsible for the commission of a criminal offence may be held liable under the Code. Furthermore, under art. 32 of the Criminal Code, legal persons may be liable for the payment of damages caused as a result of a crime.