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The slave trade and the origins of international human rights law

Author: Jenny S Martinez
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jenny Martinez shows in this volume that the international human rights movement has its roots in one of the 19th century's central moral causes: the movement to ban the international slave trade. Martinez focuses in particular on the international admiralty courts, which tried the crews of captured slave ships.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny S Martinez
ISBN: 0199368996 9780199368990 9780195391626 0195391624
OCLC Number: 863032879
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University paperback, 2014"--Title page verso.
Description: 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction, p.3 --
2. Britain and the Slave Trade: The Rise of Abolitionism, p.16 --
3. The United States and the Slave Trade: An Ambivalent Foe, p.38 --
4. The Courts of Mixed Commission for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, p.67 --
5. Am i Not a Man and a Brother?, p.99 --
6. Hostis Humani Generis: Enemies of Mankind, p.114 --
7. From Crisis to Success: The Final Abolition of the Slave Trade, p.140 - 8. A Bridge to the Future: Links to Contemporary International Human Rights Law, p.148 - 9. International Human Rights Lawand International Courts: Rethinking Their Origins and Future, p.158
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Martinez (Stanford Law School) has written a highly readable work that breaks new ground on human rights and international law. * D. P. Forsythe, CHOICE *

 
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