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Leiden Law Cast: Slavery & the Somerset Case with Egbert Koops

Leiden Law Cast is a podcast made by Leiden Law School, Leiden University, for everyone who wants to learn more about current legal issues.

Irem Çakir (L) and Hamza Duprée

The Leiden Law Cast presents information in a more ‘digestible’ form, shining a light on all the latest issues and science news related to law. The podcast is presented by students Irem Çakir and Hamza Duprée. In each episode they discuss a topical legal issue with a member of the academic staff or an alumnus of Leiden Law School.

22 June 2022 marked the 250th anniversary of the highly influential Summerset Case. This case with its strong precedent is known for being a pivotal moment in abolitionism. For this reason, it formed the perfect Leiden Law Cast episode in the run-up to Keti Koti, the annual celebration that marks the end of slavery in Suriname. What do a enslaved man, a Quaker, a porcelain magnate and a gonzo journalist avant la lettre have in common? And should the Netherlands apologise for its slavery past?

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