That’s what science fiction does; it uses the future as a blank canvas on which to project concerns that occupy society right now. The real future – the actual future – is unknowable. But for science fiction writers, the mere idea of ‘things to come’ is licence to re-imagine, re-configure, and re-interrogate the present.
Babatunde Fagbayibo advocates for a re-purposing of the direction and vision of international legal education in Africa so […]
Pallavi Arora and Sukanya Thapliyal offer an incisive overview and critique of the ongoing struggles over the regulation of e-commerce at the World Trade Organization.
Asad G. Kiyani reflects on the decision of the International Criminal Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber not to authorize an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in Afghanistan, and considers whether there can be any optimism left in the institutions of international criminal law from a Third Worldist perspective.
Noura Erakat in conversation with John Reynolds on Noura’s book ‘Justice for Some: Law & the Question of Palestine’ (Stanford University Press, 2019)
Cyra Akila Choudhury reflects on Jacinda Ardern’s call for a global fight against racism by foregrounding the historical struggle of Third World peoples and their diasporas against white supremacy.
Rose Parfitt introduces a TWAILR: Reflections series on “Fascism and the International: The Global South, the Far-Right and the International Legal Order”
Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso reflects on the ways in which a particular perspective of international ordering, relying on the liberalization of the economy, underpinned the structuring and expansion of Brazilian anti-corruption law in a process that led to the election of Bolsonaro.
Luís Bogliolo reflects on the interconnections between Brazil as a typical example of ‘frontier capitalism’, international law and its entanglement with neoliberal reform, and the rise of Bolsonaro.
Rose Parfitt x-rays the questions commentators are asking in response to the rise of Bolsonarismo and the global ‘new right’, pinpointing their inbuilt assumptions and consequences for the Global South.