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 3)
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 3 of this series of articles recounts the establishment, personnel, procedures and activities of the Anglo-Portuguese Mixed Commission in Cape Town, analyses three cases decided by it, and evaluates its contribution to the suppression of the slave trade. It concludes with a brief overview of the Anglo-American Mixed Commission in Cape Town.
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