Slavery

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A new national museum is to honour Joseph Knight, the enslaved man who won a landmark legal case in 1778 at the Court of Session. Knight, who was enslaved in Africa and taken to Jamaica, brought a case to the Justice of the Peace Court in Perth in 1774 in an attempt to leave the employment of John W

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UK measures to avoid complicity in forced labour in China must be extended, human rights campaigners have said. Responding to the announcement from the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab that companies will have to meet requirements showing their supply chains are free from forced labour in the Xinjiang

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The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed Sir Geoff Palmer OBE to lead the Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review Group. The group will review features such as statues and street names in Edinburgh which commemorate those with close links to slavery. Sir Geoff, a professor emeritus in the

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The Tumbling Lassie Seminar is branching out on its own, after three years as an adjunct to the annual Charity Ball. Having its own place in the calendar, the 2019 seminar will be extended to a full day event and the date to note is Saturday, 27 April.

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