Slavery in Lethea
Slavery is legal almost everywhere in Lethea, but the Southern Lethean countries have drafted international laws regarding their treatment and their rights. The treatment of slaves in less uniform in other regions as they lack any such agreements and so each nation-state has had to come up with their own laws.
The Reasonable and Humane Slavery Act of 1249 AA
HistoryFollowing the Gulf Slave Rebellion of 1243 AA, the Southern Lethean governments decided that something had to be done in order to avoid unrest amongst the slaves. As fears arose of another, far larger rebellion, all states were eager to come to some kind of agreement. The treaty was signed on the 32nd of Vernavar.
Becoming a slavePrisoners of war whose families aren't wealthy enough to pay for a ransom become slaves.
People who are indebted to someone can willingly become a slave in order to pay the wealth back.
Criminals can become slaves as punishment for a crime.
Slave RightsKilling or mutilating slaves is illegal.
Punishing the slave without a valid reason is illegal.
Any children the slave has while he is enslaved will be free.
Slaves have the right to seek legal aid if they are being unjustly physically harmed.