Slavery Agreements

The signatories of the 1919 Saint-Germain-en-Laye Convention for the revision of the General Berlin Act of 1885 and the General Act and the Brussels Declaration of 1890 confirmed their intention to ensure the total oppression of slavery in all its forms and of the slave trade by land and sea. , forced labour or services, slavery or practices resembling slavery, servitude or organ removal The High Contracting Parties recognize that the use of forced or forced labour can have serious consequences and undertake to take all necessary measures to prevent forced or forced labour from developing conditions of forced or forced labour. that correspond to slavery. The Complementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Slavery-like Institutions (1956) deal in great detail with institutions that resemble slavery and which should be abolished, for example.B.: the intention to complete and extend work under the Brussels Law and to find a way to achieve practical effect worldwide. , expressed by the signatories of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Convention on the slave trade and slavery. , and recognizing that to this end, more detailed provisions than those provided for in this Convention are provided for, forced labour can also be imposed by governments that “claim their own subjects and use them for minimum or even zero wages, and for different periods.” [22] Forced labour can also be used simply to reduce the production costs of private and public industries (for example. B cocoa plantations), or may be a form of involuntary servitude in the private sector – sweatshops. [23] Bales describes this type of slavery as contractual slavery, where “contracts are offered that guarantee employment, perhaps in a workshop or factory, but when workers are brought to their workplace, they discover that they have instead been enslaved… it is a way of making slavery legitimate and necessary. [24] Article 5, the Convention sought to reduce the damage caused by slavery where it still existed when it “prohibited the act of mutilation, branding or other marking of a slave or a person with the status of a service person to denounce his status or for some other reason.” Zipcar (the company) takes the following steps to identify the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chain.