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.
Ntina Tzouvala discusses her book, ‘Capitalism as Civilisation: A History of International Law’, with John Reynolds.
Steven Salaita’s 2019 TB Davie Memorial Lecture at the University of Cape Town.
Announcement from the convenors of the new ANZSIL History and Theory of International Law Interest Group.
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.
As all of our lives now seem suspended between an imagined past and an unknown future, Banan Abdelrahman reflects along with those who are habitually unsettled and displaced, by entering into one family’s experience of a significant journey.
Compiled and narrated by Shahd Hammouri.
Christiane Wilke reflects on the possible gaps in the ICC’s engagement with Afghanistan through the lens of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan’s Annual Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
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.