Decree No. 7.901, of Feburary 4, 2013


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Administrative sanctions Criminal liability Economic sanctions Forced labour Human trafficking Slavery

Activities included in the 2nd National Plan include:

  • To seek approval of the Constitutional Amendment 438/2001, to amend article 243 of the Federal Constitution, providing the expropriation of land where workers are found in conditions analogous to slavery.
  • To seek approval for modification of Article 149 of the Criminal Code, increasing the minimum penalty for the crime of subjecting someone to conditions analogous to slavery, from 2 to 4 years.
  • To keep systematic disclosure in large circulation journals, radio and other media of the list with the records of the employers who used slave labour (the dirty list) and encourage the divulgation of the list.


The Constitution was indeed amended by CA 81/2014 on June 6th, 2014, giving a new wording to article 243. However, the modification of the Criminal Code proposed in the Second National Plan is still under assessment.

The Second National Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons (II NPCTP) is valid from 2013 to 2016.

The approval of the II National Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons (II NPCTP) also created an Interministerial Group for Monitoring and Evaluating the II NPCTP. This group is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the 115 goals set out in the II NPCTP, being also able to propose technical adjustments and to set priorities, collect and disseminate information between the related institutions and bodies and society. The Interministerial Group is composed of 17 ministries, in a total of 25 federal agencies. The National Commission Against Trafficking in Persons (CONATRAP) was created to coordinate the work of public agencies and entities with the private sector regarding the combating of trafficking in persons. Its duties include proposing strategies for management and implementation of II NPCTP and coordinating their activities with other public agencies involved in addressing trafficking in persons and to promote intersectional policies.


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Policy / 17 April 2008 / Brazil / Second National Plan For Eradication of Slave Labour

The 2nd National Plan for the Eradication of Slave Labor was produced by the National Commission for the Eradication of Slave Labor (CONATRAE) and was adopted in April 2008. The Plan’s purpose is to establish objective goals for each sector of the three branches of government (Judiciary, Executive and Legislative), proposing actions for each sector, and dividing those actions and goals into five categories: 1) general actions 2) coping and repression actions 3) reintegration and prevention actions 4) information and training actions 5) specific actions of economic repression