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Prof. Watson’s visit to Belgrade




At the Forum Romanum Legal History Society, Prof. Watson acquainted the students of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law with the Somerset’s Case, a famous judgment of the English Court of King's Bench in 1772 which held that slavery was unlawful in England. The case is one of the most significant achievements in the campaign to prohibit slavery throughout the world. He introduced students to the case and his article, “Lord Mansfield: Judicial Integrity or Its Lack: Somerset's Case” (2 J. Comp. L. 227, 2006).


See also:

*Lord Mansfield: Judicial Integrity or its Lack; Somerset’s Case (by Alan Watson)

The Court of King's Bench,

Westminster (1973-26)

Interior of the Court

preceding the Revolution





















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