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The Union of Burma and Pakistan (Member States of the United Nations) and Ceylon (at this juncture a Non-Member of the Organisation) made comments with regard to the recommendations related marriage of the Ad Hoc Committee on Slavery. The inclusion of an article, in the 1956 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, related to marriage despite the possible pitfalls of religion and the minimum age of consent, was negotiated rather serenely. Pakistan, in providing its comments to the 1954 British Draft Convention, sought to have the provisions excluded, as being more “appropriately dealt with by the Commission on the Status of Woman”.

Keywords: 1954 British Draft Convention; 1956 Supplementary Convention; marriage



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