Seeking to Understand the Definition of Slavery*

Robin Hickey

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199660469
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745508 | DOI:
Seeking to Understand the Definition of Slavery*

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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 both identified and constituted by the exercise of ‘the powers attaching to the right of ownership’. It discusses in detail the different powers and privileges that are connected to ownership, and then looks at their use in situations of slavery.

Keywords: article 1; 1926 Slavery Convention; provisions of slavery; powers; privileges; ownership

Chapter.  12419 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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