Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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The lawsuit comes a year after an Austrian magazine exposed the use of slave labour by Boss to make the uniforms worn by the SS, the Hitler Youth and the German wermacht during the Third Reich.
Some 2100 Canadians were subjected to slave labour in Japanese camps and, in the latest turn-down, the government pleaded financial inability to pay although it has already paid twice the amount to compensate Japanese and Japanese-Canadians who were interned in Canada during the war.
We should set an example to the rest of the world and show that Scotland will not tolerate slave labour - at any cost.
A leaked draft of the agreement reveals that Germany has acceped the "moral responsibility" for using slave labour and the theft of Jewish property.
Germany has so far paid $42 billion in restitution for Nazi crimes, but up until now slave labour has nor been covered.
Chapter five details how slave labour, as the backbone to the socioeconomic structure of the colony, remained scarce throughout the eighteenth century, despite increased importation, in part because of high slave mortality.
Building a nation on land stolen from indigenous people, with the use of slave labour from kidnapped black Africans, has left us with a legacy we have yet to deal with fully.
Bellamy, along with the World Bank and other private aid agencies, argue that without improvement in women's lives, birth rates will continue to rise, children will not attend school, child disease will persist and younger and younger children will be vulnerable to a myriad of abuses, including slave labour and HIV infection through forced sex and prostitution.
You name the political villain, human rights abuser or vulgarian funder of this or that and you will find their architectural handmaidens, ready to satisfy every whim on projects from the megalomaniac private house right up to entire cities, built by slave labour.
8 million Poles were sent as slave labour to Germany (among these were my parents and grandparents) where they were deprived of the most fundamental human rights and subject to any whim of their persecutors including summary murder.
Alan Milne, the union's regional officer, said: "The members don't want to take action, but feel they have no choice - the new contracts are virtually slave labour.
In Rome, too, slave labour created a dangerous underclass of unemployed Romans, whose subservience had to be bought with free bread and entertainment.