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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Countries where slavery isn`t a crime

Got something to confess, Canuck?  🙂

https://theconversation.com/slavery-is-not-a-crime-in-almost-half-the-countries-of-the-world-new-res...  

Looks like a chunk of the world is ready to hit the ground running when the New World Order takes the reins...nothing to repeal.

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“Slavery is illegal everywhere.” So said the New York Times, repeated at the World Economic Forum, and used as a mantra of advocacy for over 40 years. The truth of this statement has been taken for granted for decades. Yet our new research reveals that almost half of all countries in the world have yet to actually make it a crime to enslave another human being.

Legal ownership of people was indeed abolished in all countries over the course of the last two centuries. But in many countries it has not been criminalised. In almost half of the world’s countries, there is no criminal law penalising either slavery or the slave trade. In 94 countries, you cannot be prosecuted and punished in a criminal court for enslaving another human being.

Our findings displace one of the most basic assumptions made in the modern antislavery movement — that slavery is already illegal everywhere in the world. And they provide an opportunity to refocus global efforts to eradicate modern slavery by 2030, starting with fundamentals: getting states to completely outlaw slavery and other exploitative practices.

The findings emerge from our development of an anti-slavery database mapping domestic legislation against international treaty obligations of all 193 United Nations member states (virtually all countries in the world). The database considers the domestic legislation of each country, as well as the binding commitments they have made through international agreements to prohibit forms of human exploitation that fall under the umbrella term “modern slavery”. This includes forced labour, human trafficking, institutions and practices similar to slavery, servitude, the slave trade, and slavery itself.

Although 96% of all these countries have some form of domestic anti-trafficking legislation in place, many of them appear to have failed to prohibit other types of human exploitation in their domestic law. Most notably, our research reveals that:

  • 94 states (49%) appear not to have criminal legislation prohibiting slavery
  • 112 states (58%) appear not to have put in place penal provisions punishing forced labour
  • 180 states (93%) appear not to have enacted legislative provisions criminalising servitude
  • 170 states (88%) appear to have failed to criminalise the four institutions and practices similar to slavery.

In all these countries, there is no criminal law in place to punish people for subjecting people to these extreme forms of human exploitation. Abuses in these cases can only be prosecuted indirectly through other offences – such as human trafficking – if they are prosecuted at all. In short, slavery is far from being illegal everywhere.

4 Replies
rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Well BA, there's your chance, just ...

...drag yourself across the border and set up shop.  You know you've always wanted to, anyways.

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Well BA, there's your chance, just ...

I`m too bashful to even ask a waitress for a pop refill, when I hire help they end up getting paid while watching  me do the job....I`d make a poor slaveowner. 

But look at your China, Rick we`re supposed to püssyfoot around not offending them, look at countries in Africa that have slavery and we`re supposed to pretend they all have a secret source of wisdom??  Meanwhile in this country, we cancel culture  Muppets, Dr Seuss, confederate statues and whatever the hell else is a bug up the liberal`s butts. 

I mean Canada, those damn fools never got around to criminalizing slavery????  They`re quick to criticize everyone else though we are light years ahead of them culturally. 

Edmund55
Senior Contributor

Re: Well BA, there's your chance, just ...

(I mean Canada, those damn fools never got around to criminalizing slavery????  They`re quick to criticize everyone else though we are light years ahead of them culturally.)

Kind of explains why KKK joe is so enamored with canada.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Countries where slavery isn`t a crime

The oppression is in the USA, Dr. BA.  Here parents are actually allowed to force their children to undergo puberty.