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About Vanessa Pupavac

Dr Vanessa Pupavac is senior lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Vanessa has written extensively on human rights, and has recently published Language Rights: From Free Speech to Linguistic Governance (2012). Follow her on Twitter @VPupavac.

Articles by Vanessa Pupavac

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Residual causes: Wilberforce and forced labour

William Wilberforce is held up as a hero of the contemporary antislavery movement, but his legacy is tainted by his participation in government repression and his opposition to labour rights.

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