Forced Labour Policy
As a regulator, the Tobacco Commission discourages the use of forced labour as it is against human consciousness and a violation of the International Labour Organisation Conventions (1930 [No.29] and 1957[No.105], Protocols and Recommendations.
According to the International Labour Organisation Convention, 1930 No.29; forced or compulsory labour is all work or service which is extracted from any person under the threat of a penalty and for which the person has not offered himself/herself voluntarily or by more subtle means such as accumulated debt.
Forced labour is the most common element of modern slavery. It is the most extreme form of people exploitation and there by condemned in strongest terms by the Malawi Government and the Tobacco Commission.