- Publié le jeudi 4 octobre 2007 09:38
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.