Amar Bhatia interviews Beverly Jacobs, Jeffery G. Hewitt, and Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) about international law and the continuing system of Indigenous treaties, ceremonies and protocols that predate western colonial international law.
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.
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.
Lorenzo Cotula draws on the 1952 Abu Dhabi Arbitration to show how the legal infrastructure that maintains global extractive industries endures, expands and thrives even in the face of climate change.
Sara Ali interviews Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui about his work and its relationship to black theorizing and theorizing while black in international law.
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.