The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Thursday 28 August 2014

With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in December 2009 the Charter of Fundamental Rights was given the same legal effect as the treaties. According to the Article 5 ’Prohibition of slavery and forced labour,’

1. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.
2. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
3. Trafficking in human beings is prohibited.

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CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
(2010/C 83/02)

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