Professor Adelle Blackett asks ‘what happens when labour law is forced to see itself in historically rooted, relational, and contextualised terms’? While refusing continuity for its own sake, Blackett stresses the need for developing spaces in which alternative and counter-hegemonic narratives about the purpose of (labour) law are taken seriously – those emerging from labour law’s peripheries in colonised land, dispossessed and disenfranchised people in the global South and North. On 31 August 2020, Amin Parsa and Niklas Selberg from Lund University conversed virtually with Professor Blackett to discuss the trajectory of her research and teaching on decolonisation of labour law, as well as the Othering of labour law by even the most progressive factions of international legal scholarship.

Apresentando TWAIL Review (TWAILR). As Abordagens do Terceiro Mundo ao Direito Internacional (TWAIL para a sigla em inglês) constituem movimento que engloba estudiosos e profissionais de direito e política internacional que se ocupam de questões relacionadas ao “Sul Global” em sua concepção ampla. As intervenções feitas a partir de uma perspectiva TWAIL compartilham temas comuns como desvendar e desconstruir os legados coloniais do direito internacional e o engajamento em esforços para apoiar a descolonização das realidades vividas pelo povos do Sul Global, além da ruptura ou transformação radical da ordem internacional que governa suas vidas.

Le Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) est un mouvement regroupant des universitaires et des praticiens du droit international et de la politique internationale qui s’intéressent aux problématiques liées aux « pays du Sud » compris de manière large. Les interventions du TWAIL ont en commun d’analyser et de déconstruire l’héritage colonial du droit international et de s’engager dans des entreprises en tout genre pour soutenir la décolonisation des réalités vécues par les peuples du Sud ainsi que la transformation radicale –voire la dissolution– de l’ordre international qui régit leur vie.