Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Book Launch: 'Global Justice: The Basics' by Huw L Williams and Carl Death

Cardiff Law and Global Justice invite you to the launch of this innovative new book by Huw L. Williams (Cardiff) & Carl Death (Manchester).

They will be joined by a panel of discussants, with expertise in theory and practice of global justice:

  • Diamond Ashiagbor (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
  • Gillian Hundt (Warwick)
  • Nick Johnson (Nottingham Trent)
  • Surabhi Ranganathan (Cambridge)

The launch also marks the establishment of Cardiff Law and Global Justice,  a research centre of Cardiff University.

A wine reception follows.

The event will take place at Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3AP

To reserve a free place please book.

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Nov
3
12:30 PM12:30

Global Justice in Nairobi

Come along to hear about the Global Justice Pro Bono Clinic’s trip to Nairobi, Kenya where we undertook a legal internship at the Katiba Institute.

There will be a buffet lunch provided, and a chance to ask any questions you have on the trip or Global Justice Pro Bono.

The event will take place in Room 1.29, Cardiff Law School

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Jun
7
to Jun 10

EWIS - European International Studies Association workshop Series

Law and Global Justice will cohost two streams, on development aid and global health respectively, in the EWIS - European International Studies Association workshop series of the European International Studies Association to be held at Cardiff. Participation of a number of scholars from the global south will be supported by the Centre for Law and Society.

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Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

Portrait of an Assassin State. Truth Rumour and Law in Kenya: Grace Musila

Grace Musila’s widely acclaimed book A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder (2015) examines official and popular responses to the 1988 murder of British tourist Julie Ward, in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game reserve. In it she shows how rumour and speculation about state complicity exposed the manipulation of legal and scientific ‘fact’. As such responses to the case demonstrate the complex linkages of the Kenyan polity to global modernity, shaped by the earlier colonial encounter. Dr Musila will introduce a chapter of the book and its central thesis, followed by a roundtable discussion.

The seminar is led by Grace Musila, with Ambreena Manji and Professor Stephen Morton (Southampton University).

Dr Grace A. Musila is part of the Department of English, Stellenbosch University and a Cardiff International Visiting Fellow (2017).

Part of a series on Law, Resistance and the Post-Colonial State hosted by Centre for Law and Global Justice, Centre for Cultural and Critical Theory and the School of Modern Languages.

This event is 1 - 3 pm 5 June in room 1.28 of Cardiff Law School. This event is free but please book your ticket via eventbrite.

A copy of the essay is available from harringtonj3@cardiff.ac.uk

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May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Colloquium on Globalisation and Post-Coloniality: Grace Musila

This colloquium engages with Simon Gikandi’s influential essay Globalisation and the Claims of Post-Coloniality (2001) to ask … what is ‘global literature’ … what is its relation to material relations of inequality and exploitation between regions of the world … how does it reproduce or conceal the legacy of colonialism … does it show that the nation-state has been transcended … to what extent is it still dependent on the specific canon of English literature?

Dr Grace A. Musila is part of the Department of English, Stellenbosch University and a Cardiff International Visiting Fellow (2017).

Part of a series on Law, Resistance and the Post-Colonial State hosted by Centre for Law and Global Justice, Centre for Cultural and Critical Theory and the School of Modern Languages.

This event is 1 - 3 pm 23 May in room 1.28 of Cardiff Law School. This event is free but please book your ticket via eventbrite.

A copy of the essay is available from harringtonj3@cardiff.ac.uk

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

India, Pakistan and the Kashmir Conflict: Making Progress Through International Law: Aman Hingorani


Dr Aman Hingorani. Co-hosted with WCIA and Centre for Law and Society.

This lecture examines the role that international law can play in helping to resolve the conflict between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Dating from the partition of the sub-continent in 1947, the conflict has been driven by Indian bungling, Pakistani intervention and the cynicism of the superpowers. With tens of thousands killed and millions rendered homeless the Kashmir issue has poisoned relations on the sub-continent, given impetus to international terrorism and threatened all-out war between these two nuclear powers. In a review of court rulings, UN papers and international law scholarship, as well as a review of British archives, Dr Hingorani will argue that legal analysis can depoliticize the issue and contribute to its resolution.

The lecture is based on Dr Hingorani’s book Unravelling the Kashmir Knot, published by Sage in 2016 with a foreword by Professor Upendra Baxi, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Delhi and Warwick. The book was released by the then Chief Justice of India, Justice T S Thakur, and has been warmly commended by Justices M N Venkatachaliah and A M Ahmadi, former Chief Justices of India, Justice Dalveer Bhandari of the International Court of Justice and Mr George Charles Bruno, former US Ambassador.

Dr Hingorani is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, and Mediator in the Supreme Court and High Court, Delhi. He is a Trustee of the Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation which promotes education about public interest litigation and a partner of the Law and Global Justice Research Group at Cardiff University.

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Feb
27
2:00 PM14:00

Global Justice Pro-Bono Showcase Event

Co-hosted with Centre for Law and Society and Deighton Pierce Glyn, with Dr Aman Hingorani, respondent.

The students on the Global Justice Pro Bono Scheme will present the work they carried out during the 2016 – 2017 academic year, namely the showcased the work they had done on company grievance mechanisms and land law in Tanzania.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Mining and Development in Kenya. Women’s Livelihoods and Human Right: Doris Buss

Doris Buss is a Professor of Law at Carleton University in Canada. Her research centres on international law and human rights, women’s rights, global social movements, and feminist theory. She is currently running a large research project on mining and the law in Africa.

This lecture will look at the current international legal approaches to regulating the mining sector in Africa. It will draw on research in Kenya to explore how policies on investor and worker rights in mining are reconciled, comparing them with the approach taken elsewhere in the African continent. Professors Buss will discuss her ongoing filed research among small scale artisanal miners in Kenya, putting women’s livelihoods at the centre of the analysis. It sketches out some of the social structures that govern how artisanal mining is in fact conducted and shows how these are at odds with presumptions underlying current law and dominant policy prescriptions.

The lecture will be held at the Temple of Peace and is co-hosted with the WCIA and Centre for Law and Society.

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Global Trading Rules and Deindustrialization in Africa: James Gathii


Professor James Gathii, Loyola-Chicago University presents the Annual International Law Lecture of the WCIA and Welsh Law Schools, with Dr Celine Tan (Warwick), discussant. 

Our Law and Global Justice Research Group welcomes eminent Professor, James Gathii to Cardiff  to present the Annual International Law Lecture of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA), co-hosted with the law schools in Wales and the South West.

Professor James Gathii is Professor of International Law at Loyola University Chicago.  He has a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and practice in the field of international human rights and trade which has made a lasting impact on law and policy in Africa and around the world.

The lecture, which will take place in Cardiff’s Temple of Peace, historic home of the WCIA on 21 November, addressed the way in which global trading rules are contributing to Africa’s deindustrialization and what can been done about it. Professor Gathii will be joined by Dr. Celine Tan, an expert in international economic law from Warwick Law School.

This year’s lecture is particularly timely in the aftermath of Brexit, given the need for the UK to engage in trade negotiations with developing countries on its own account. On a more local level the lecture is also relevant given the passage of the Well Being of Future Generations Act this year by the Welsh Assembly. This obliges public bodies in Wales to adhere to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to act in a ‘globally responsible’ way.


The lecture was well attended by students, academics, representatives from Welsh Government, legal practitioners, European Commission (Wales Office) staff and guests including Sir Malcolm Pill, former Lord Justice of Appeal, Cat Jones, Head of the Hub CymruAfrica Partnership and Ffion Storer, Fair Trade Wales. Dr Tara Smith, lecturer in international law, attended with a group of students from Bangor University Law School.

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Sep
7
to Sep 9

Law, Legal Professionalism and Political Change in Africa: History, Practice, Agency


Cardiff Law and Global Justice Panel at Biennial Conference of African Studies Association, Cambridge.

The conference brings together scholars from a variety of academic disciplines and across the globe. The conference will host 660 attendees, 630 panels, 1300 papers from 93 countries.

The ASAUK biennial conference will be held at the University of Cambridge (Robinson College).

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Global Justice Pro-Bono Showcase Event

The Global Justice Pro Bono program will show case students ongoing research on the legal and political background to the ‘Kenya Slum Clearance Case’ and on the specific problems and opportunities for securing effective accountability for possible human rights violations in this context.

There will be additional presentations by practitioners in the field of research and advocacy on law and global justice. Daniel Cullen, Programme Assistant, human rights and refugees at the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva will present on children and international law and Justin Prosser of Hub Cymru will speak on the campaign for the Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 

The event is co-hosted with Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and Deighton Pierce Glyn, and takes place at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff.  

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