Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Panel Discussion: Slavery Against the Law

A last-minute announcement for readers in the Ann Arbor area: On October 6, 2011, from 4-6 p.m., the University of Michigan Law School Program in Race, Law & History will host a panel discussion titled Slavery Against the Law: Enslavement and Human Trafficking in Historical Perspective, from the Amistad Captives (1839) to Siliadin v. France (2005).
This panel discussion will explore the phenomenon of illegal enslavement from the period of the contraband Atlantic trade in captives, highlighting the 1839 case of the schooner Amistad, to contemporary servitude, with a focus on recent decisions in the European Court of Human Rights and in the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States. 
The event will feature Prof. Ibrahima Thioub from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal; Prof. Christopher McCrudden, Oxford University and William W. Cook Global Law Professor, Michigan Law; Prof. Rebecca Scott, History and Law, U-M; and Prof. Michael Zeuske, the University of Cologne, Germany. The panel will be chaired by Prof. Martha S. Jones, History, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and Law, U-M.
More information is here.