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Definitions and Conceptions of Slave Ownership in Islamic Law 1

Bernard K. Freamon

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter surveys the definitions and conceptions of slavery and slave ownership in the Islamic legal system. It takes a look at the similarities of the Islamic jurisprudence's approach to slavery ... More


Being and Owning: The Body, Bodily Material, and the Law

Jesse Wall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198727989
eISBN:
9780191794285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727989.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When part of a person’s body is separated from them, or when a person dies, it is unclear what legal status the item of bodily material ought to obtain. This book develops a way for the law to ... More


Human Rights and Poverty Reduction Strategies: Moving Towards Convergence?

Gobind Nankani, John Page, and Lindsay Judge

in Human Rights and Development: Towards Mutual Reinforcement

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199284627
eISBN:
9780191700316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284627.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter analyzes the interface between human rights and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) initiative, aiming to determine both commonalities as well as points of departure between the ... More


Introduction

Jean Allain

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This introductory chapter addresses the question: What is slavery? It first examines the 1926 definition of slavery, which is shown to have modern relevance through several international judgments. ... More


The Nature of Slavery

Antony Honoré

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter uses a reading of Roman law to study the nature of slavery. Roman law was the first system that legalized slavery in detail and simultaneously admitted that it was open to objection. It ... More


To Indent Oneself: Ownership, Contracts, and Consent in Antebellum Illinois

Allison Mileo Gorsuch

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter analyzes a certain practice in the Illinois Territory during the early 19th century where hundreds of people of African descent signed agreement contracts that bound them to a system ... More


Under Color of Law: Siliadin v France and the Dynamics of Enslavement in Historical Perspective

Rebecca J. Scott

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter discusses the dynamics of enslavement using a historical perspective. It studies the courts' reluctance to use the term ‘slavery’ in modern cases, as seen in the case of Siwa Akofa ... More


Seeking to Understand the Definition of Slavery *

Robin Hickey

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter discusses Article 1 of the 1926 Slavery Convention in order to address the doubt surrounding the interpretation the provisions of slavery. It explains the guiding idea that slavery is ... More


The Concept of Property and the Concept of Slavery 1

J.E. Penner

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter analyzes the concepts of property and slavery. It first addresses the question of why the definition of slavery is problematic in terms of the powers connected to the right of ownership. ... More


Contemporary International Legal Norms on Slavery: Problems of Judicial Interpretation and Application

Holly Cullen

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter considers the problems of judicial interpretation and application of the meaning of slavery. It reviews the 1926 definition of slavery and observes the continued presence of de facto ... More


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