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Slavery Convention, Signed in Geneva on 25 September 1926 and Amended by the Protocol Open for Signature or Acceptance at the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York, on 7 December 1953

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Slavery is the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised. The slave trade includes all acts involved in the capture, acquisition or disposal of a person with intent to reduce him to slavery. The High Contracting Parties undertake, each in respect of the territories placed under its sovereignty, jurisdiction, protection, suzerainty or tutelage, so far as they have not already taken the necessary steps to prevent and suppress the slave trade and to bring about, progressively and as soon as possible, the complete abolition of slavery in all its forms. Article 11 of the Slavery Convention says that accession shall be effected by the deposit of a formal instrument with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall give notice thereof to all States Parties to the Convention and to all other States.

Keywords: accession; High Contracting Parties; jurisdiction; slave trade; sovereignty



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