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Published: 27 September 2012

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780199660469

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The Legal Understanding of Slavery

From the Historical to the Contemporary

Edited by Jean Allain

  • Traces the evolution of slavery in the law from Roman times to the modern day, offering a thorough historical understanding of slavery
  • Analyses modern manifestations of slavery - human trafficking and forced labour, against their historical context, aiding understanding of definitional debates
  • Concludes with a set of guidelines for the understanding of slavery in international law, offering a framework for consistent interpretation of the legal definition of slavery