The COMMUNICATION FROM the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs communicates, on 25 September 1995. June 1957 was in
Geneva to 40. meeting of the General Conference of the international organization
work accepted abolition of forced labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105).
With the Convention gave its assent, Parliament of the Czech Republic and approved by it
in accordance with article 39 paragraph 2. 4 of the Constitution of the United States as an international treaty
on human rights and fundamental freedoms as defined in article 10 of the Constitution
Of the Czech Republic. President of the Republic has ratified the Convention.
The ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of forced labour, 1957, Czech Republic
It was registered by the Director of the International Labour Office on 6.
Convention entered into force, pursuant to article 4, paragraph 2. 2 day 17.
January 1959, and for the Czech Republic entered into force in accordance with the
the wording of paragraph 3 of the same article on the day 6. August 22, 1997.
Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time. To the English and
the French text of the Convention, which are decisive for its interpretation, can be
take a peek at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of labour and
concerning the abolition of forced labour, 1957
The General Conference of the International Labour Organization,
the Board convened in Geneva the International Labour Office, and there is
meeting of 5 November. June 1957 at its fortieth session,
přezkoumavši the question of forced labour, which constitutes the fourth point of the rules
agenda of the meeting, and
Bearing in mind the provisions of the forced labour Convention, 1930, and
Bearing in mind that the Slavery Convention, 1926, provides that they will be made
all the necessary measures to avoid the mandatory or compulsory
the work has developed in a state similar to slavery, and the Supplementary Convention on the
the abolition of slavery, the slave trade and institutions and practices similar to
slavery, 1956, provides for the complete abolition of the debt and the
Noting that the Convention on the protection of wages, 1949, stipulates that the salary will be
paid regularly and prohibits methods of payment of wages, which deprive the
the worker's actual end his employment options, and
rozhodnuvši will take further suggestions regarding the repeal of certain
forms of forced or compulsory labour, which constitute a violation of the rights of
the man mentioned in the Charter of the United Nations and proclaimed in the universal
Declaration of human rights, and
stanovivši, that these proposals will take the form of an International Convention,
accepts this twenty-fifth day of June one thousand devítistého
fiftieth seventh this Convention, which may be described as the Convention on the
abolition of forced labour, 1957:
^ 1), each Member of the international labour organisation which ratifies this
the Convention undertakes to suppress and not to make use of, in any form
forced or compulsory work:
and as a means of political coercion) or political education, or as a
the penalty for taking or expressing political views or opinions
ideologically opposing nastolenému political, social or
(b)) as a method of mobilizing and using labour for purposes of
(c)) as a means of labour discipline;
(d)) as a punishment for participation in strikes;
(e)) as a means of racial, social, ethnic or religious
Each Member of the international labour organisation which ratifies this Convention,
undertakes that it shall take effective measures to ensure the immediate and complete
the abolition of forced or compulsory labour, as provided for in article 1 of this
of the Convention.
The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-
The International Labour Office for registration.
1. this Convention undertakes to only those members of the International Labour Organization,
whose ratification has been registered by the Director General.
2. the Convention shall enter into force 12 months after the date the Director-General
registers the ratifications of two members.
3. thereafter, this Convention shall enter into force for each additional Member 12
months after the date on which its ratification is registered.
1. each Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the
the expiry of ten years from the date of entry into force for the first time, the Act
forwarded to the Director-General of the International Labour Office that it
registers. Such denunciation shall take effect one year from the date of the
2. each Member which has ratified this Convention and which is within one
the year after the expiry of the 10-year period referred to in the preceding paragraph
does not make use of the right of dismissal provided for in this article, will be bound to the
a further period of ten years, and then will be able to denounce the Convention after
the end of each 10-year period, under the conditions laid down in this
1. the Director General of the International Labour Office shall notify all members of the
The international labour organisation of the registration of all ratifications and denunciations
communicated to the members of the organization.
2. When notifying the members of the Organization of the registration of the second ratification,
He has been notified, notify the Director General of the Organization of the members
the date when this Convention enters into force.
In accordance with article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations shall notify the Director-General
The International Labour Office to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to
full details of the registration of all ratifications and denunciations that acts
registered in accordance with the provisions of the preceding articles.
Whenever the Administrative Council of the International Labour Office can be considered as
necessary, shall submit to the General Conference a report on the implementation of this Convention, and
consider if it is desirable to include on the agenda of the Conference the question of its full
or partial revision.
1. If the Conference adopt a new Convention, which wholly or partly
revising this Convention, then, unless the new Convention provides otherwise,
and the ratification of the new revising Convention) of the Member State shall be ipso iure
refer to immediate termination of this Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of the above
referred to in article 5, with the proviso that the new revising Convention shall enter
(b)) of the date when the new revising Convention comes into force cease to be
This Convention is open to ratification by the members.
2. This Convention shall remain in force both in form and content for those
Members who have ratified the revising Convention, but neratifikovali.
English and French versions of the text of this Convention are equally authentic.
The text that precedes, is an authentic text of the Convention duly adopted by the
The General Conference of the International Labour Organization during its
fortieth session, held in Geneva, and has been declared
completed on 27. June 1957.
In witness whereof we have connected their signature fourth of July 1957:
The President of the Conference:
Harold Holt in the r.
Director General of the International Labour Office:
David a. Morse, in r.
1) Member State of the International Labour Organisation.