oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The role of the vice-admiralty court at St Helena in the abolition of the Transatlantic slave trade : a preliminary investigation (part 1)
|Article Title||The role of the vice-admiralty court at St Helena in the abolition of the Transatlantic slave trade : a preliminary investigation (part 1)|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History|
|Author||J.P. Van Niekerk|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||69 - 111|
St Helena is known, foremost, as a place of incarceration. However, the island has also been a place of liberation. This contribution seeks to cast some light on the role played by the Vice-Admiralty Court of St Helena during the nineteenth century in the liberation of African slaves taken from captured slave ships and brought to the island. The Court played a significant part despite, or maybe because of, the island's sheer isolation and extreme remoteness.
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