"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

From left: Professors Michael Zeuske, University of Cologne, Germany; Rebecca Scott, U-M; J. Christopher McCrudden, U-M; and Martha Jones, U-M.

"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

Professor Zeuske addresses the audience.

"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

Professor Zeuske.

"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

A captive audience.

"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

Professor Ibrahima Thioub, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal.

"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

From left: Professors Thioub, McCrudden, and Zeuske listen as Prof. Scott makes a point.

"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

Listening to the panel discussion.

"Slavery Against the Law," Oct. 6, 2011

Professor McCrudden.

ILLEGAL ENSLAVEMENT  A panel discussion exploring "Slavery Against the Law: Enslavement and Human Trafficking in Historical Perspective, from the Amistad Captives (1839) to Siliadian v. France (2005)" was sponsored by the Program in Race, Law & History October 6. The event included Prof. Martha S. Jones, history and law at the University of Michigan, as moderator, and guest speakers Professors Michael Zeuske, University of Cologne, Germany; Ibrahima Thioub, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; J. Christopher McCrudden, William W. Cook Global Law Professor, Michigan Law; and Rebecca Scott, history and law, U-M. The panel addressed illegal enslavement from the period of the contraband Atlantic trade in captives 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.
Photos by Philip Dattilo

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