freedom from involuntary servitude


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Noun1.freedom from involuntary servitude - a civil right guaranteed by the 13th amendment to the US Constitution
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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More than two dozen American embassies have joined the effort, reiterating the American commitment to freedom from involuntary servitude and slavery, known today as "human trafficking."
which removes some of the prior limitations on federally-funded human embryo stem cell research, violates the frozen embryos's constitutional rights to due process, equal protection, and freedom from involuntary servitude under the Fifth, Fourteenth, and Thirteenth Amendments." (20) The District Court held that the plaintiffs lacked standing as persons to bring a constitutional claim.
the right to freedom from involuntary servitude on so broad a base that the way has been opened to an attack on the "enticing labor" and "emigrant agent" statutes, and some of the vagrancy statutes and "work-or-fight" orders which experience has proved to be in reality indirect means of enforcing involuntary servitude, especially against Negro farm hands and laborers.(180) Biddle thus indicated that prohibiting involuntary servitude meant far more than eliminating the direct coercion of a particular employer upon a particular employee.

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