KORPOROWICZ Łukasz Jan
- Tsukuba Society of Law and Politics, The University of Tsukuba, Japan
- 筑波法政 = Tsukuba journal of law and politics (ISSN:21880751)
- vol.78, pp.55-63, 2019-03-22
The abolition of slavery by the British Parliament was one of the most important steps on the path toward the elimination of slavery in the Western world. It was commonly accepted that abolition had to be achieved by a legal act, although it was deeply lain within the sphere of ethics. To encourage the authoritative bodies to make the decision, the representatives of the emancipation movement used different ways of persuasion. The arguments were drawn from many different sources and traditions, including Roman law. In this article, the author presents several civilian arguments used by some Members of Parliament to convince the others to abolish slavery in the United Kingdom and the British Empire.