Bernard Freamon
Professor, New York University School of Law

Bernard Freamon is adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and emeritus professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. His most recent book is Possessed by the Right Hand: The Problem of Slavery in Islamic Law and Muslim Cultures (2019). He lives in New York City.

Written by Bernard Freamon

Migrant construction workers sleep on the floor in Dubai in 2012. Photo by Jonas Bendickson/Magnum

Essay/
Human rights and justice
Gulf slave society

The glittering city-states of the Persian Gulf fit the classicist Moses Finley’s criteria of genuine slave societies

Bernard Freamon