Practice Related to Rule 94. Slavery and Slave Trade
In 2004, in its fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Poland stated:
The Republic of Poland unconditionally observes the prohibition of slavery, the slave trade and servitude contained in article 8 of the Covenant [on Civil and Political Rights]. Polish legislature in this field implements the obligations arising from international law, especially from the Convention of 7 November 1956 on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, ratified by Poland (Journal of Laws of 1963 no. 33 items 185 and 186).
Poland is also a state party to the Convention no. 29 of the International Labour Organisation of 28 June 1930 on Forced or Compulsory Labour
(Journal of Laws of 1959 no. 20 item 122 and 123) and the Convention no. 105 the International Labour Organisation of 25 June 1957 on the Abolition of Forced Labour
(Journal of Laws of 1959 no. 39 items 240 and 241).