Agreement On Slavery

b) the gradual abolition and as soon as possible of the total abolition of slavery in all its forms. (2) The slave trade encompasses all acts involved in the arrest, acquisition or elimination of a person who intends to enslave it; any act related to the acquisition of a slave for the sale or exchange of a slave; any act of surrender by the sale or exchange of a slave acquired for sale or thought and, in general, any act of trade or transport to slaves. Given that, on the other hand, it is necessary to prevent the development of forced labour under conditions equivalent to slavery, it must also be considered that the High Contracting Parties will be totally free to conclude between them before or after the entry into force of this General Convention, without breaking with the principles set out at the previous point, the special agreements applicable to them because of their particular situation. , might seem appropriate to bring about the total disappearance of the slave trade as soon as possible. In the Brussels Conference Act of 1890, the signatories stated that they were equally driven by the firm intention to end the African slave trade. The Brussels law was supplemented and revised by the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Convention, signed by the Allies of the First World War on 10 September 1919,[3] in which the signatories pledged to “achieve the total oppression of slavery in all its forms and the slave trade in land and at sea.” (Art.11) The High Contracting Parties recognize that the use of forced labour or forced labour can have serious consequences and undertake to take all necessary measures with regard to the territories under their sovereignty, jurisdiction, protection, sovereignty or guardianship, in order to prevent forced labour from turning into conditions equivalent to slavery. The signatories of the 1919 Saint-Germain-en-Laye Convention for the revision of the General Berlin Act of 1885 and the General Act of 1885 and the Brussels Declaration of 1890 confirmed their intention to ensure the total oppression of slavery in all its forms and the slave trade by land and sea, to complete and extend the work carried out by the Brussels law and to find a way to put into practice the intentions of the whole world, the signatories of the Convention of Saint-Germain-en-Laye expressed their intentions on the slave trade and slavery, and recognizing the need for more detailed agreements to this end than those contained in this convention, the parties agreed to prevent and repress the slave trade and to phase out slavery in all its forms. The 1926 Slavery Agreement established concrete rules and articles to promote the oppression of slavery and the slave trade. The High Contracting Parties helped each other to ensure the abolition of slavery and the slave trade. The 1926 Slavery Agreement or the Convention on the Oppression of the Slave Trade and Slavery was an international treaty concluded under the aegis of the League of Nations and signed for the first time on September 25, 1926.

March 1927, the same day it came into effect. [2] The aim of the Convention was to confirm and promote the oppression of slavery and the slave trade.