Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- circular letters to members of the Anti-Slavery Society

- draft constitution for approval at the Annual General Meeting on 20 Oct 1970 and papers relating to Annual General Meeting on 27 Oct 1986 and director's Report for Annual General Meeting held on 6 Nov 1989

- statements by the Anti-Slavery Society (Sep 1965, Apr 1972, May 1977)

- correspondence concerning Non-Government Organisations discussion on slavery at Geneva on 11 Jul 1962 and implementation of Convention of 1956; concerning special rapporteur appointed to study slavery (1964); concerning withdrawal of British women detained in brothels in Aden (1967)

- newsletters of the 'Fellowship of the Reconciliation' summer 1985

- typescript of Patrick Montgomery's appeal for the Society in 'The Week's Good Cause' BBC Radio 4 transmitted on 27 Aug 1978

- typescript of press release on the 5th annual session of the United Nation's Working Group of Experts on Slavery held on 15 Aug 1979

- two reports on slavery to the International Council of Women Standing Committee dated 9 Sep 1975 and 13 Jan 1981

- leaflets 'International Labour Conference' Convention 138 and Recommendation 146 on minimum age for employment and typescript of classified guide to International Labour Standards

- manuscript notes

Press cuttings 1956-1980 titles include:

- 'Why the UN needs more muscle to guard human rights' 26 Jan 1977

- 'Campaign to improve 'lamentable' UN record on slavery' 12 Jan 1968

- 'African women fight against ritual mutilations' 4 Dec 1980