- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195391624
- ISBN-13: 978-0195391626
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 6.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,824,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law 1st Edition
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"A highly readable work that breaks new ground on human rights and international law." - CHOICE Reviews
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In essence, this book is a story about the development of international law as it related to the slave trade, and the system of treaties, and military action that followed to finally end what, at that time, was widely recognized as an immoral action, but one which many felt there was no legal precedence to stop.
We read about the development of law at the national level, as one by one, countries recognized the evils of slavery, about the development of treaties to stop the slave trade, and about the creative ways that international law needed to be developed, and worked, and sometimes, worked around, to allow various navies to stop, board, and seize slave traders.
To tie it into a modern problem, this book discusses the way that the slave was essentially tied into piracy, to allow the development of law to stop the trade. This, in turn, makes the slave trade argument so relevant to today's modern piracy issues with the current coalition of international navies to combat problems on the high seas.
Finally, if nothing else, this is worth a read for the human element of the story, and the people dedicated to stopping the slave trade.
Although this book deals largely with foreign policy, treaties, and international law, expertise in these fields, or even familiarity, is not required. The author does an outstanding job of explaining the extent, and impact of these aspects of the slave trade.
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incredible book....well written...and supported throughout by many footnotes and citations....quite informative... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ronald Quintia