Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Julius Scott, U-M; Beatriz Mamigonian, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Keila Grinberg, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; and Rebecca Scott, U-M.

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Julius Scott, U-M, provided comments during the first panel, which focused on Enslavement in 19th-Century Brazil.

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Keila Grinberg (left), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Beatriz Mamigonian, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, talk with a conference attendee.

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Prof. Rebecca Scott, U-M, chairs the first panel on Enslavement in 19th-Century Brazil.

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Cristiano Paix„o, Brazil; U-M's Sueann Caulfield, Paulina Alberto, and Rebecca Scott; Leonardo Barbosa, Brazil; and U-M's Victoria Langland during the second panel.

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Leonardo Barbosa, Chamber of Deputies, Brazil, discusses his paper as U-M's Paulina Alberto, Rebecca Scott, and Victoria Langland listen.

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Leonardo Barbosa presents his paper, "Same Telos, Different Paths? Codifying Modern Slavery as Possession, or as a Violation of Human Dignity."

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

A conference attendee offers his perspective on the proceedings.

Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery Conference, Nov. 1, 2013

Prof. Rebecca Scott (left) and Roopal Shah, '95, assistant dean for international affairs at Michigan Law, chat with a student.

Brazilian Initiative  An international conference on Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery was held at Michigan Law on Nov. 1.
U-M and Brazilian scholars examined enslavement in 19th-century Brazil and efforts within the frameworks of law and constitutionality in the 20th and 21st centuries to redress the wrongs done to workers currently held in conditions "analogous to slavery." The conference was sponsored by the Law School's Program in Race, Law & History; U-M's Brazil Initiative administered through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and U-M's Law in Slavery and Freedom Project.


Photos by Isabel Gao.

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