New Abolitionism, International Law and the Memory of Slavery

  • Nadiya Slavchenko
Keywords: slavery, slaves, legislation, abolitionism, abolitionism, acts, servitude


Slavery in society is a phenomenon known to people from ancient times. Despite the fact that the times of slavery and trafficking have remained in the distant past, today, this problem remains relevant. Abolitionism is the opposite of the phenomenon of slavery. It had widely spread to Europe in the 18th century and continued its spread in America, which led to the cancellation of slaveholding on this continent. At the moment, many countries in their constitutions have decided to fully protect human rights and freedoms. International law fully protects human freedom and, his life and health in its acts and laws.