Monthly archive December, 2019

Conceptual unclarity, human dignity and contemporary forms of slavery: An appraisal and some proposals

1. Introduction The aim of this article is twofold: first, it analyses the international concept of human dignity and assesses the role it might play in the field of contemporary forms of slavery; second, it formulates some proposals for redirecting the debate on the relevant international legal definitions in this field. The article argues that...

Slaveries and new slaveries: Which role for human dignity?

1. Opening remarks No one could seriously doubt that respect for dignity is closely connected to the banning of slavery, as well as the banning of torture and human and degrading treatments. In spite of this, such a conclusion is less trivial than it may appear. In fact, no reference to dignity is made either...

From chattel slavery to ‘modern slavery’: The role for human dignity in the struggle against contemporary forms of human exploitation

Introduced by Silvia Borelli and Maria Chiara Vitucci   The eradication of slavery, forced labour and other forms of exploitation of humans by humans has been on the international agenda for well over a century. Indeed, 2019 marks the centenary of both the creation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), founded, inter alia, on the...