Burma's military junta has asked the International Labor Organization to review past resolutions on forced labor.
Deputy Minister for Labor, U Aung Kyi, said today that Burma has been complying with an ILO agreement since it was reached in February.
Burma's military government and the ILO reached the agreement after the ILO threatened sanctions and prosecution at the UN's International Court of Justice.
ILO resolutions in 1999 and 2000 condemn the Burmese government for alleged complicity in the widespread practice of forced labor.
February's agreement establishes a complaint mechanism for Burmese citizens and allows the ILO liaison officer in Rangoon to make a preliminary investigation of allegations of forced labor.
It will be in effect for a 12-month trial period with the possibility of an extension, and will allow the ILO liaison officer to travel freely across the country to meet with concerned parties.