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Ratification of the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

Law 27(III) of 2016, which was published in the government gazette on 9 December 2016, ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the International Labour Office Forced Labour Convention, 1930. The Protocol was adopted at the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference on 28 May 2014 and Cyprus is among the first few countries to have completed ratification.

The Protocol has been translated into Greek and is appended to the law; nevertheless, the English text of the Protocol represents the definitive version for the purposes of the law, and will apply in the event of any discrepancy between the Greek and English version. The law also empowers the Council of Ministers to issue regulations to enforce the law, which may provide for criminal offences in case of violations punishable by up to four years’ imprisonment or a fine of €80,000.