Organismes institutionnels

Anti-Slavery International, la plus ancienne organisation pour les droits de l´Homme

Anti-Slavery International is the world's oldest international human rights organisation. Its roots stretch back to 1787 when the first abolitionist society was formed. This broad-based society was at the forefront of the movements to abolish the slave trade (achieved in Britain in 1807) as well as slavery throughout the British colonies (achieved in 1833).

The Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society played a key role in campaigning for and drafting the 1926 Convention on the Abolition of Slavery and the 1956 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery. In 1975, it worked for the creation of a group of experts within the United Nations dedicated to the elimination of slavery, now called the UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

In 1990 the Society changed its name to Anti-Slavery International, sometimes known as Anti-Slavery. Its main areas of work currently include forced and bonded labour, the worst forms of child labour, trafficking of human beings, and traditional or 'chattel' slavery.

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