Human Rights – Abolition Of Slavery

Human Rights – Abolition Of Slavery

first time we’re looking at is the abolition of slavery and we need to look at the historical side of things as well as what’s happening now because slavery is by no means gone it’s just not as obvious I’m so looking at a little bit of history of this slavery has been used for thousands of years and it got a lot of things done you know that people say oh other slaves built the pyramids and all that sort of stuff you know possibly not true but it has been used for a very long time and it has been the basis of a lot of societies but the first thing that pops into your head when I say slave you think black person and I find you racist and horrible for thinking that not everyone kind of things the same thing no one goes out of a slave oh yeah of course an Indian you know it’s not like that you go out slave black person chains big guy you know all that sort of stuff um and you think because you’re thinking of the transatlantic slave trade this is where Africans were being taken away from Africa and brought to America now we think of that not because they’re racist or anything but there were 12 and a half million slaves obviously you know they estimated this because they they had records you know but obviously they weren’t complete now that sort of stuff but it took four hundred years to get those twelve and a half million people across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to the United States or two Americas was um and that’s why we think of it because it’s it’s the one that they make movies about and all that sort of stuff and the United States is still trying to deal with the the negative aftermath but they’re still benefiting from that transit line Atlantic slave trade because the United States really wouldn’t be what it is without them now the abolition of slavery meaning the getting rid of so abolition meaning getting rid of slavery really it involves two steps and most people don’t think of the two steps these go all right stop slavery but there’s two steps firstly you need to end the slave trade so no more buying and selling slaves because that was it first the big deal and then the second thing you need to do is set the existing slaves free and it’s very difficult to do both things at the same time really you need to say right we’re going to stop buying and selling slaves and then all right the slaves that you currently have that you may have bought a long time ago you need to set them free even though you’re paid for them so there was a lot of difficulty there the major events in Britain you had the summer suitcase slave trade act and the slavery abolition act dating at 1833 so you can see the slave trade was going rid of in 1807 the slavery abolition so getting rid of slavery was until 1833 so you can see the two steps you know right there um in the United States you had Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and then it really wasn’t until the 13th amendment to the US Constitution that slavery was abolished in all states and really I mean the interesting history that you don’t really need to care about is that Lincoln really you know if you look at that date if you know anything about the Civil War civil war in the United States ended in 1865 so why would Lincoln set a whole bunch of slaves free in 1863 well the reality is that he set them free only in the South only in the area that he was fighting against he kept all the slaves in the north where you know he was from that was fine but he said all the slaves in the south free to cripple the the people that he was fighting against so really like he wasn’t some you know a great guy and just you know he’s hanging out in heaven with Biggie and Tupac or anything he was just doing it to win the war and and it did it crippled them because the South relied entirely on slaves but it wasn’t till later that the the US Constitution was amended to take away slavery now slavery itself if you fast-forward through history um is against article 4 of the you know Universal Declaration Human Rights end against article 80 the ICCPR I in that it’s a negative right you have a right to not be held as a slave but it’s not over just because it was in the Declaration Human Rights in the ICCPR doesn’t mean it’s over the UN chronicle estimated there’s 27 million slaves today right the the difference is that they’re not big black guys in shackles that you know coming off boats because that would be fairly obvious um the the difference is now that it involves all races all ages and different types of work and and the first thing that pops in the head is sex slaves and again you know disgusting but we’re talking a lot of like labor and all that sort of stuff um but it’s not always you know entirely obvious in Australia for example the first prosecution for slavery was only in 2008 and we’re gonna look at later at the way time case you just have to just have to wait you’ll be waiting for it um but yeah we’re gonna look at that case when we’re looking at slavery and human trafficking um but overseas Nepal only abolished forced labor which is like that they have a form of slavery in 2008 and Mauritania I mean there’s still a form of slavery um and really there are still economies that you know working under because of slavery and because slavery kind of happens and they you know if you go online you can probably you know Google Australian slavery cases and there have been examples like you know bringing Indian guys here to pick apples in Tasmania and you know treating them like slaves they’re really not free to leave and you know it doesn’t matter that they’re getting paid a little bit really if you don’t have you know freedom then you’re a slave even if they’re paying it quite well you know which the Indianapolis warning um so yeah so the the abolition of slavery is still developing we’re still working on getting rid of it and nandu we’re not gonna be able to get rid of it until people stop profiting from it and it’s incredibly profitable making someone work for free or for very little money and taking their freedom away from them is highly profitable and very highly recommended

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