Noura Erakat & John Reynolds reflect on Palestinian efforts to engage the International Criminal Court, in the context of Israeli settler-colonialism and both its spectacular and structural violence. Conscious of the limits of international criminal law, they think about Palestinian activist legal tactics – and the charge of the crime of apartheid in particular – in relation to political strategy.
Amaka Vanni reflects on the role of international trade and investment law in the creation of intellectual property rights that sacrifice the life and health of the poor and racialised at the altar of corporate profitability.
Sujith Xavier & Ntina Tzouvala introduce our series of reflections on ‘Teaching International Law: Between Critique and the Canon’.
Renisa Mawani & Sebastian Prange reflect on teaching an aqueous history of international law.
Srinivas Burra reflects on teaching critical international law in a Third World classroom.
Mark Fathi Massoud reflects on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching international law: expose students to diverse theories in the field, encourage them to persuade, and create space for them to engage.
Ata R. Hindi reflects on teaching international law in Palestine, to Palestinians.
Jing Min Tan reflects on the invisible labour of students that are challenging and decolonising an institution where canons are defined.
Shubhangi Agarwalla traces how the desire of international institutions to measure and rank the global South translates into poor domestic environmental laws that are divorced from local needs and have dire consequences for environmental justice.
Haris Jamil explores the colonial inheritance of contemporary contempt of court laws in India and how the civilising mission is reinvented domestically to stifle radical dissent and revolution. Jamil observes the ease with which such laws sit alongside international human rights law.