oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - British, Portuguese, and American judges in Adderley Street: the international legal background to and some judicial sspects of the Cape Town Mixed Commissions for the suppression of the transatlantic slave trade in the nineteenth century (Part 1)
The suppression of the transatlantic slave trade in the nineteenth century involved a reliance on and the development of particular aspects of international law, namely those relating to the law of maritime warfare. In the process, Mixed Commissions were the judicial arm of suppression policies. Part 1 of this series of articles considers the means and methods of both customary and conventional international law relied on to achieve international agreement and cooperation on suppression generally and Anglo-Portuguese methods more particularly.
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