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Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery

Friday, November 1, 2013
12:00 AM
0220 South Hall, Session 1 1020 South Hall, Session 2

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Schedule

Panel I: Enslavement in 19th-Century Brazil

10:00 A.M.- Noon

Chair: Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan

Illegal Enslavement and International Law in the Southern Border of the Brazilian Empire 
Keila Grinberg, Associate Professor of History, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Illegal Slave Trade in the Courts: Proving Slave Ownership vs. Claiming Freedom
Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian, Professor of History, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Comment: Julius S. Scott, Lecturer in History and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

Panel II: State Guarantees of Human Dignity: Constitutional Frameworks and Courtroom Struggles

2:00-4:30 P.M.

1020 South Hall

Chair: Victoria Langland, Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan

Same Telos, Different Paths? Codifying Modern Slavery as Possession, or as a Violation of Human Dignity
Rebecca Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan, and Leonardo Barbosa, Senior Legislative Attorney, Câmara dos Deputados, Brazil

Dignity Guarantees in the 1988 Constitution: Giving Juridical Meaning to a Concept
Cristiano Paixão, Professor of Legal History and Constitutional Law, University of Brasília, Brazil

Dignity, the 1988 Constitution, and Same-Sex Marriage
Sueann Caulfield, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Comment and discussion: Paulina Alberto, Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan