Article 34



Criminal liability Forced labour

Article 34 explicitly prohibits all forms of forced labour.

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Article 34. Prohibition of forced labour.

(1) All forms of forced labour are prohibited and any contravention of this provision shall be an offence punishable in accordance with law.

(2) Nothing in this article shall apply to compulsory labour–

(a) by persons undergoing lawful punishment for a criminal offence; or
(b) required by any law for public purposes.

Constitutional /Bangladesh / Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

The Constitution of Bangladesh mandates the establishment of a society based on the rule of law, justice, and respect for human dignity and the equal worth of all persons. The Constitution bans forced and bonded labour, and guarantees a number of human rights. It establishes the State’s obligation to prevent the violation of human rights,  including human trafficking, forced labour, and slavery.