Lawmakers ratify Vietnam’s membership in ILO convention against forced labour

(VOVWORLD) - The National Assembly on Monday ratified Vietnam’s membership in the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, which supports the freedom and dignity of workers.

Minister of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung said, “This supports civil rights and human rights in Vietnam, and demonstrates Vietnam’s responsibility as a member of the international community. Vietnam’s legal system is compatible with international law.”

The Abolition of Forced Labour Convention is one of the 8 fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization. It prohibits the use of any form of forced or compulsory labour as a means of political coercion or education, punishment for the expression of political or ideological views, workforce mobilization, labour discipline, punishment for participation in strikes, or discrimination.