Vasanthi Venkatesh and Fahad Ahmad reflect on the BJP’s insidious use of legitimate state power through administrative regulation, constitutionalism, citizenship determination, adoption of international law and neoliberal economic policies, to further its ‘Hindutva’ ideology.
Adil Hasan Khan unpacks the colonial histories of the project of modernity in India and transcends the distinction between secular and anti-secular. He envisions a relationship between law, religion and politics whereby politics is neither fully determined by religion and law, nor entirely bereft of an ethic; and he turns to traditions of civility to inspire peaceful cohabitation.
Shahd Hammouri recalls Allende’s speech and traces the spirals of history – the discourse and conduct – that over time led to the gradual exclusion of economic and corporate matters from public international law, and the normalisation of such a state of affairs.
Shrimoyee Nandini Ghosh reflects on the historical trajectories and consequences of the international community’s domestication of Kashmir, and maps how the Indian legal order serves to simultaneously effectuate and erase the conditions of militarized occupation, armed conflict and complex permanent emergency in Kashmir.
Mohammad Shahabuddin elucidates in a new book why minorities are often marginalized in postcolonial states, through identifying three visions of the postcolonial state, and tracing the operations of international law therein.
Raiss Tinmaung & Azeezah Kanji reflect on attending the ICJ hearing on Myanmar’s responsibility for genocide against the Rohingya people.
Souheir Edelbi reviews Carola Lingaas’ The Concept of Race in International Criminal Law (Routledge, 2019).
Catherine Connolly reflects on the use of war metaphors in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the violence of ongoing sanctions, and the need for solidarity in the face of alienation.
Victor Kattan reflects on the politics of citation, and the failure of the International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor to cite Palestinian sources in a recent submission to the Court on Palestine.
Eddie Synot discusses the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which was issued in 2017 by Australia’s First Nations, the efforts to arrest the ‘tide of history’ and the responsibilities of the oppressed.