20th Century

  • 1935

    Slavery is abolished in Saudi Arabia (the 1962 Decree giving owners compensation is a more effective law)

  • 1942

    Ethiopia abolishes slavery

  • 1994

    Father Edwin Paraison is awarded the Anti-Slavery Award given by Anti-Slavery International for highlighting the plight of Haitian canecutters enslaved on sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic

  • 1997

    Anti-Slavery Award to Pureza Lopes Loiola for her work campaigning against the use of slave labour on Brazil's rural estates

  • 1998

    Anti-Slavery Award to Professor Cheikh Saad Bouh Kamara of the Association mauritanienne des droits de l'homme for his work to protect human rights and end slavery in the African state of Mauritania

  • 1999

    Togo and Benin pass legislation on trafficking children

  • 2000

    Mali and Cote d'Ivoire sign child trafficking treaty. Anti-Slavery Award received by George Omona, for work with children affected by armed conflict, especially those abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda