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Article 10

  1. Forced or compulsory labour exacted as a tax and forced or compulsory labour to which recourse is had for the execution of public works by chiefs who exercise administrative functions shall be progressively abolished.
  2. Meanwhile, where forced or compulsory labour is exacted as a tax, and where recourse is had to forced or compulsory labour for the execution of public works by chiefs who exercise administrative functions, the authority concerned shall first satisfy itself–
  • That the work to be done or the service to be rendered is of important direct interest for the community called upon to do the work or render the service;
  • That the work or the service is of present or imminent necessity;
  • That the work or service will not lay too heavy a burden upon the present population, having regard to the labour available and its capacity to undertake the work;
  • That the work or service will not entail the removal of the workers from their place of habitual residence;
  • That the execution of the work or the rendering of the service will be directed in accordance with the exigencies of religion, social life and agriculture.