Sub-Fonds - Claparède, René

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Claparède, René


  • 1907-1926 (Creation)

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Claparède, René was born in 1862, near Geneva and died around 1930.

A philosopher, he was active in the propagation of Human Rights. He was one of the founders of the "Ligue Suisse". In 1908 he founded the "Bureau international pour la défense des indigènes" (International Office for the Defense of Indigenous Peoples).

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The main body of the collection consists of material in connection to the International Office for the Defense of Indigenous People ("Bureau international pour la défense des indigènes").

Three main topics can be distinguished.

  • The first one concerns the question of forced labour (Putumayo, West Africa),
  • the second refers to the Montenegro problem in the wake of the First World War
  • and the third one consists of material on Belgian Congo.

The collection consists of pamphlets and reports, newspaper clippings and extensive correspondence (Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society, Union of Democratic Control, etc.).

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      Protection period to: 1986-12-31

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          Protection period duration: 60

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          Permission: No permission necessary.

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          Physical usability: Without limits

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          Term of protection: None

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