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"Slavery" means, as defined in the Slavery Convention of 1926, the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised, and "slave" means a person in such condition or status. "Slave trade" means and includes all acts involved in the capture, acquisition or disposal of a person with intent to reduce him to slavery. This chapter considers the three items that are defined in Article 7 of the 1956 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery. The characteristics of the various powers attaching to the 'right of ownership', referred to in Article 1 of the International Slavery Convention of 1926, may be described such as the ownership of the individual of servile status can be transferred to another person and the servile status is permanent.

Keywords: servile status; slave; slave trade; slavery



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