Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk › Academic
In 1818 the English and Dutch government signed a treaty to stop the transatlantic slave trade. Similar agreements were made between the English and the Portuguese, Spanish, Brazilian and several other South-American governments. On reciprocity, the navy of both countries could inspect vessels on slaves and equipment necessary to transport slaves. When there was a violation of the treaty, the case was handed to one of the two mixed Anglo-Dutch commission Courts in Paramaribo (Surinam) or Freetown (Sierra Leone). These mixed commission Courts are an essential link between 17th century transnational mercantile arbitration and the international penal court of the 21st century, a development from networks initiated by states to a supra-national safeguarding of human rights.
8 Mar 2018
„Werte sichern, ermöglichen, beschützen”: Recht – Staat – Geschichte.