Symposium: ‘International Law and Global Justice'

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Symposium: ‘International Law and Global Justice'

A one-day symposium in Maynooth University on ‘International Law and Global Justice: Third World Approaches and Transnational Conversations’

By School of Law & Criminology, Maynooth University

When and where

Date and time

Fri, 21 Apr 2023 12:00 - 17:30 IST


Maynooth University, Room TBC Maynooth University Maynooth Ireland

About this event

  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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The School of Law & Criminology at Maynooth University and the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute are pleased to invite you to a symposium on ‘International Law and Global Justice: Third World Approaches and Transnational Conversations’, to be held on Friday 21 April 2023. The symposium will feature leading scholars of international law and global justice from around the world, and will address fundamental and intersecting themes of economic justice, transitional justice and environmental justice. Please register here to attend the afternoon symposium sessions from 12:00 – 5:30pm.

The symposium will be preceded by a keynote lecture from outgoing UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Professor E. Tendayi Achiume, on ‘Race, Justice and International Law’. (For full details and a separate registration link for the morning keynote session please see here).

The working programme for the day of events on Friday 21 April is as follows:

Morning keynote: TSI 028

9:00 – 9:15

Registration & tea/coffee

9:15 – 9:30

Welcome remarks

9:30 – 11:00

Keynote Address: ‘Race, Justice and International Law’

E. Tendayi Achiume (UCLA)

11:00 – 12:00

Tea/coffee reception


Afternoon symposium: Venue TBC

12:00 – 13:30

Panel 1: Economic Justice

Robert Knox (University of Liverpool)

Shahd Hammouri (University of Kent)

Adrian Smith (York University)

Amaka Vanni (University of Leeds)

13:30 – 14:15


14:15 – 15:45

Panel 2: Transitional Justice

Laura Betancur Restrepo (Universidad de Los Andes)

Fabia Fernandes Carvalho (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

Brendan Browne (Trinity College Dublin – Belfast campus)

Bana Abu Zuluf (Maynooth University)

Sujith Xavier (University of Windsor)

John Reynolds (Maynooth University)

15:45 - 16:00


16:00 – 17:30

Panel 3: Environmental Justice

Usha Natarajan (Columbia University)

Amanda Byer (University College Dublin)

Sinéad Mercier (University College Dublin)

Amar Bhatia (York University)

Michelle Farrell (University of Liverpool)

This symposium forms part of the ‘TWAIL 2023: Democratizing International Law' project, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in conjunction with the University of Windsor Law School, la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Los Andes, Maynooth University School of Law & Criminology, and the TWAIL Review journal.

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