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 aspects of the Cape Town Mixed Commissions for the suppression of the transatlantic slave trade in the nineteenth century (Part 2)
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 2 of this series of articles considers the legal background to the Anglo-Portuguese Mixed Commission in Cape Town as well as the complimentary, competing and occasionally illegal role of British Vice Admiralty Courts generally and that of the Vice Admiralty Court at the Cape of Good Hope more particularly in the suppression of the slave trade and the liberation of slaves.
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