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Breaking the shackles of bondage

Dec 18, 2008

UNESCO’s Unfinished Business: A Comparative Survey of Historical and Contemporary Slavery discusses present forms of human bondage in the context of past legacies. Identifying political and institutional weaknesses to address the problem, the report puts emphasis on education, legal reform and effective rehabilitation to realise the anti-slavery agenda.

Unfinished Business: A Comparative Survey of Historical and Contemporary Slavery

Publisher: UNESCO, December 2008

Slavery may have been legally abolished around the world, but it remains “a widespread and deeply rooted component on contemporary life” concludes this first-ever comparative analysis of historical slave systems and modern forms of human bondage publication by UNESCO.

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It aims to provide the basis for dialogue about ways of addressing contemporary slavery, including human trafficking, sexual servitude and child labour, and the enduring legacies of historical slave systems.

The publication is divided into five chapters: defining slavery in all its forms; presenting data on the scale of slavery, slave trading and other forms of human bondage; examining differences and similarities between historical and contemporary practices; identifying, via case studies in the United States, Saint Domingue/Haiti, Great Britain and Portugal, the main paths through which abolition of slavery has historically occurred; and, through a further series of case studies, exploring the key limitations of the legal abolition of slavery.

The conclusion outlines a series of general strategies and recommendations for addressing contemporary problems, based around education, information and awareness, further legal reform, effective enforcement, and release, rehabilitation and restitution.

By bringing together a range of studies on different aspects of slavery, both past and present, this publication provides an innovative platform for promoting dialogue about ways of addressing both contemporary slavery and the enduring legacies of historical slave systems.

Source : UNESCO
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