Forced Labour: Definition, Indicators and Measurement

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura, International Labour Office
Pallavi Rai, International Labour Office
InFocus Programme on Promoting the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Work In Freedom



Summarizes and discusses some methods that have been used for measurement, and provides some guidance for future work on the subject. The paper was first distributed in April 2003, as a background document for an eminent group of international experts and ILO officials who participated in a consultation meeting on the measurement of forced labor.