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Protocol Amending the Slavery Convention Signed at Geneva on 25 September 1926; December 7, 1953

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Draft Protocol amending the International Slavery Convention Signed at Geneva on 25 September 1926. The Parties to the present Protocol, considering that under the International Slavery Convention of 25 September 1926, the League of Nations was invested with certain duties and functions for whose continued performance it is necessary to make provision in consequence of the dissolution of the League of Nations. In submitting the draft Protocol, the Secretary-General also noted he had "communicated the draft protocol to the States Parties to the Convention for their observations". The United Nations Secretary-General, in suggesting to the Economic and Social Council's Ad Hoc Committee on Slavery in 1950 that a possible method of attacking the problem of slavery would be for the United Nations to take over the "function and power entrusted" to the League of Nations with regard to the 1926 Slavery Convention.

Keywords: Draft Protocol; Geneva; International Slavery Convention



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