The right of all individuals to be free from slavery is a basic human right, yet despite a widely held belief to the contrary, slavery in its various forms continues to exist. This report reviews the history and development of international law against slavery and the progress made to combat contemporary forms of slavery and other related practices. It considers forms of slavery such as serfdom, forced labour, debt bondage, migrant workers, trafficking in persons, prostitution, forced marriage and sale of wives, child labour and other issues, as well as discussing the need to improve international monitoring mechanisms.
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