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Article 1 of the 1926 Slavery Convention provides for four types of servile statuses for which "States Parties must take "all practical and necessary legislative and other measures to bring about progressively and a soon as possible" their "complete abolition or abandonment". It being understood that such servitudes would have to be addressed "whether or not they are covered by the definition of slavery" of the 1926 Slavery Convention. The discussions regarding the negotiations of these four servile statuses, debt bondage, serfdom, forced marriage, and child exploitation were technical in nature and rather limited in the scope of change. The start of the consideration of Article 1 by the 1956 Committee on the Drafting of a Supplementary Convention on Slavery and Servitude.

Keywords: 1926 Slavery Convention; child exploitation; debt bondage; forced marriage; servitudes



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