Article 4: Freedom from slavery and forced labour
Articles of Human Rights
Article 4 protects your right not to be held in slavery or servitude, or made to do forced labour
Are there any restrictions to this right?Your right to be protected against slavery and servitude is absolute, which means it can never be restricted.
The right relating to forced labour is also absolute. However, it does not apply to work that:
What the law says
Article 4: Prohibition of slavery and forced labour1. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.
2. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
3. For the purpose of this Article the term ‘forced or compulsory labour’ shall not include: