The International Law and Human Rights Unit (University of Liverpool) invites postgraduate research students to its 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. The conference will take place on 27th and 28th March 2023. Deadline for proposals is 18th November 2022.
As part of our ongoing reflections on Teaching International Law, Abhijeet Shrivastava and Rudraksh Lakra reflect on their recent experience as Jessup mooters. They explore how the institutional expectations of Jessup mooting and broader context of international law discourage certain arguments about decolonization.
Towards Remedying the Transcivilizational Neglect: Revisiting the Story of the Spanish Requerimiento
Using Yasuaki Onuma’s ‘Transcivilizational Perspective on Internacional Law’, Nizamuddin Ahmad Siddiqui & Mohd Imran explore the emergence of the Spanish Requerimiento in the sixteenth century as a way to interrogate the absence, in the discipline’s historiography, of the encounter between European international law and its Muslim “other” in early modernity.
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Through the lens of recent political developments, Ahmed Raza Memon analyzes the complex entanglement of social orders within Pakistan, where persistent colonial legacies interweave through local sociological realities in ways that resonate across the postcolonial world.
This conference will bring lawyers, legal historians, sociologists and political scientists together to discuss the ways in which colonialism has shaped the EU legal order.
The Sea is in front of You, and the Enemy is behind You: The Paradoxical Borders of the Right to Freedom of Speech
Shahd Hammouri reflects on the paradoxes of how freedom of speech is curtailed in certain contexts – thinking about critiques of neoliberalism in Jordan, critiques of settler colonialism in Palestine, and critiques of patriarchy by Arab feminists.
Margot E Salomon reflects on the positive environmental, economic and legal outcomes that ensue when alternative forms of economic organisation are recognised as an important and protected part of such communities’ culture.
Matiangai Sirleaf reflects on the importance of rendering whiteness visible in scholarship, connecting this to the aggressions of whitesplaining and whitewashing – and how both function to stymie Black intellectualism in international law and beyond.
In the spirit of the rigorous intellectual debate that Judge Cançado Trindade created, fostered and enjoyed, we would welcome Reflections on his international law legacy from the point of view of the global South.