- Freedom from slavery or forced labour — International labour law — Rights holders — Ancient Times to 1648
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 In the 19th century a person was considered a slave if another individual exercised power or control over the slave to restrain his or her personal liberty ( Liberty, Right to, International Protection ) and to dispose of the slave’s labour against his or her will, without lawful authority (see also Forced Labour/Slave Labour ). The Slavery Convention of 1926 (‘Convention’) refined in its Art. 1 (1) the 19th century definition, designating slavery as ‘the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are...