Asad G. Kiyani reflects on the decision of the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber not to authorize an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in Afghanistan, and considers whether there can be any optimism left in the institutions of international criminal law from a Third Worldist perspective.
Noura Erakat in conversation with John Reynolds on Noura’s book ‘Justice for Some: Law & the Question of Palestine’ (Stanford University Press, 2019)
Cyra Akila Choudhury reflects on Jacinda Ardern’s call for a global fight against racism by foregrounding the historical struggle of Third World peoples and their diasporas against white supremacy.
Rose Parfitt introduces a TWAILR: Reflections series on “Fascism and the International: The Global South, the Far-Right and the International Legal Order”
Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso reflects on the ways in which a particular perspective of international ordering, relying on the liberalization of the economy, underpinned the structuring and expansion of Brazilian anti-corruption law in a process that led to the election of Bolsonaro.
Luís Bogliolo reflects on the interconnections between Brazil as a typical example of ‘frontier capitalism’, international law and its entanglement with neoliberal reform, and the rise of Bolsonaro.
Rose Parfitt x-rays the questions commentators are asking in response to the rise of Bolsonarismo and the global ‘new right’, pinpointing their inbuilt assumptions and consequences for the Global South.
Adrian A. Smith reflects on how sovereign authority and territorial integrity are harnessed to continue and deepen the production of labour power commodity, such that global capitalism’s bloody existence, and its racist imbrication all the way through, must be regarded as a constitutive feature of the past’s ongoing presence.
Usha Natarajan & Julia Dehm reflect on what exactly ‘the environment’ is and how we purport to govern it – questions that could prove profoundly destabilizing to international law.
Obiora Chinedu Okafor, UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, reflects on the international commitment to protecting refugees.