Seeking to Understand the Definition of Slavery

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Examines the concept of ownership invoked by Article 1 of the 1926 Slavery Convention. Argues the definition of slavery must be understood substantively, not formally, and that ideas of property and ownership continue to have important theoretical and practical relevance in identifying modern slavery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Legal Understanding of Slavery
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the Historical to the Contemporary
EditorsJean Allain
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-966046-9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


  • modern slavery, exploitation, ownership, possession


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