© 2018 The Author(s). This article examines key debates on the legal definition of slavery from the perspective of survivors. This group has previously not been included in the debates on slavery definitions. By drawing upon new interviews we have conducted with survivors and an analysis of hundreds of historical and contemporary slave narratives, the article resolves this critical oversight. Our analysis maps survivors' ideas onto existing definitions, and we argue that a survivor-informed definition can expand our understanding of the nature of slavery and, therefore, shape antislavery policies and practice.
Nicholson, A., Dang, M., & Trodd, Z. (2018). A full freedom: Contemporary survivors' definitions of slavery. Human Rights Law Review, 18(4), 689-704. https://doi.org/10.1093/hrlr/ngy032