Imperial Decree A-SL-4557.607.232 was a pivotal piece of Imperial legislation which essentially legalized slavery throughout the galaxy under certain conditions.[1] Under Imperial law, a citizen could be enslaved as punishment for "crimes against the civil order".[2] The document also streamlined the institution, making it easier for slavers and their guilds to carry out their operations, which they confined mainly to the Outer Rim Territories.

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According to The Essential Atlas, the Galactic Empire outlawed slavery. Later sections of the book indicate that the Empire instituted slavery as a judicial punishment for certain ill-defined crimes.

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