Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Martinez archival documents posted by Yale L.J. Pocket Part

The new issue of the Yale Law Journal Pocket Part focuses on Jenny Martinez's (Stanford) recent article, Antislavery Courts and the Dawn of International Human Rights Law, which appeared in the Yale Law Journal, posting digital images of some of the archival documents Martinez relied on. Hat tip. According to the article: "between 1817 and 1871, bilateral treaties between Britain and several other countries (eventually including the United States) led to the establishment of international courts for the suppression of the slave trade. Though all but forgotten today, these antislavery courts were the first international human rights courts." More details are here.

This is a great use of the law review on-line supplement. I hope more journals will use their on-line supplements to link to original research.