United Nations 1956 Supplementary Convention On The Abolition of Slavery

United Nations 1956 Supplementary Convention On The Abolition Of Slavery

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The full title of this treaty is: The United Nations 1956 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery. A 1926 Slavery Convention proposed to secure the abolition of slavery and of the slave trade. The Forced Labour Convention of 1930 preceded it.

The treaty augments the 1926 Convention by acting to ban debt bondage, serfdom, servile marriage and child servitude.

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... Article 1 The parties commit to abolish and abandon debt bondage, serfdom, servile marriage and child servitude ... Article 2 The parties commit to enacting minimum ages of marriage, encouraging registration of marriages, and encouraging the public declaration of consent to marriage ...

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