Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 January 2012

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195391626

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The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

Jenny S. Martinez

  • Forces us to fundamentally rethink the origins of human rights activism
  • Filled with fascinating stories of captured slave ship crews brought to trial across the Atlantic world in the nineteenth century
  • Shows how the prosecution of the international slave trade was crucial to the development of modern international law