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Guy Ryder's speech -- Modern slavery: The British challenge in international context

For centuries, slavery has demonstrated a remarkable capacity to adapt and mutate into forms which become highly resistant to the measures taken for its eradication. The conclusion to be drawn from our current circumstances is one that was evident already to the early abolitionists: the movement for the prohibition of slavery was the first human rights campaign to recognize the need for concerted action between countries for its success. Indeed it was the anti-slavery movement which led directly to the development of an international treaty regime on human and social rights.

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2014