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Slavery, A272 Revised Penal Code

Slavery – refers to the crime of purchasing, selling, kidnapping, or detaining human beings for the purpose of enslaving them.

1. Concept

Slavery – refers to the crime of purchasing, selling, kidnapping, or detaining human beings for the purpose of enslaving them.

a. Legal basis

Article 272. Slavery. - The penalty of prision mayor and a fine of not exceeding 10,000 pesos shall be imposed upon anyone who shall purchase, sell, kidnap or detain a human being for the purpose of enslaving him.

If the crime be committed for the purpose of assigning the offended party to some immoral traffic, the penalty shall be imposed in its maximum period.

(Revised Penal Code)

2. Modes of commission

The following are the modes of committing the offense:

1) By purchasing, selling, kidnapping, or detaining human beings for the purpose of enslaving them

a. Mode 1: Purchasing, selling, kidnapping, detaining

Elements of the crime of slavery:

1) The offender purchases, sells, kidnaps or detains a human being;

2) The purpose is enslaving him. (REVISED PENAL CODE, Article 272)

Element 1: Purchases, sells, kidnaps, detains

For the 1st element, the offender purchases, sells, kidnaps, or detains a human being.

Element 2: Enslavement

For the 2nd element, the purpose is to enslave.

3. Things to note

N/A

4. Distinguish from other offenses

N/A

5. In relation to other offenses

This offense is related to the following offenses.

a. R.A. 9208...

 



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