224. Slavery is and has always been a crime against humanity.

225. The Trans-Atlantic Slave trade and the slavery carried out in the Americas are internationally recognized as crimes against humanity.

226. ””Slavery is completely banned in all forms under international law: 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; American Convention on Human Rights; African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights; the Slavery Convention; Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States” 90

227. Prior to and during the era of chattel slavery in North America, Customary International Law did not recognize the legality of slavery.