Call for 2019 workshops – International Institute for the Sociology of Law – Oñati

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WORKSHOPS 2019

The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018. Regulations for applications [+info] [+application form]. Further information: malen@iisj.es

REUNIONES 2019

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2019 ATELIERS DE TRAVAIL

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Introduction à l’anthropologie dogmatique

INTRODUCTION À L’ANTHROPOLOGIE DOGMATIQUE

Le cinéma de Pierre Legendre

Le cinéma de Pierre Legendre. Introduction à l’anthropologie dogmatique est un coffret collector rassemblant les trois films documentaires devenus introuvables sur le marché :

  • La Fabrique de l’homme occidental (1996)
  • Miroir d’une Nation, l’Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1999)
  • Dominium Mundi, l’Empire du management (2007)

Conçus par Pierre Legendre, Gérald Caillat (réalisateur) et Pierre-Olivier Bardet (producteur), les films ont été produits par Idéale Audience en coproduction avec Arte France.

Ils sont accompagnés d’un livret inédit de 164 pages réunissant les trois textes complets de Pierre Legendre, ayant servi à l’écrirture des scénarii ainsi qu’un court et puissant récit, L’Homme en meurtrier, et onze billets dédicacés à l’auteur par des connaisseurs de cette œuvre singulière.

Deux philosophes, deux professeurs de droit, un professeur de littérature, un professeur en sciences de l’iinformation et de la communication, un producteur de cinéma, un avocat, un professeur d’urbanisme, un traducteur, un professeur de gestion d’une Grande Ecole de commerce – français, allemand, japonais ou anglais – invitent à s’aventurer dans la pensée de Pierre Legendre. Ces contributeurs ne sont nuls autres qu’Olivier Abel, Antoine Adeline, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Françoise Choay, Peter Goodrich, Gérard Guest, Cécile Moiroud, Pierre Musso, Osamu Nishitaii, Clemens Pornschlegel et Roland Reitter.

Flyer – Cinéma de Pierre Legendre 2702.compressed

Pierre Legendre est professeur émérite de droit à l’Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (agrégé de droit romain et d’histoire du droit) et directeur d’études honoraire à l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Ve section, Sciences religieuses). Peu connu du grand public en France, il est considéré à l’étranger comme un des plus grands de la pensée française contemporaine. Il a produit une œuvre abondante sur les fondements du droit, le phénomène religieux, la filiation et la généalogie, les montages de l’Etat et du droit, l’histoire et les pratiques de la gestion. Il a rassemblé ces éléments en définissant un nouveau champ : l’anthropolgie dogmatique. Il dirige la collection « Les Quarantes Piliers » aux Editions Fayard et Mille et une nuits.

Call : Socio-legal studies/sociologie du droit : methods, traditions, theories in France and the UK

Socio-legal studies/sociologie du droit: methods, traditions, theories
in France and the UK

16th April 2018, University of Kent in Paris, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Co-organisers:
Emilie Cloatre (Kent Law School)
Olivier Leclerc (CNRS/Centre de Recherches Critiques sur le Droit)

FranceUK workshop Programme and Call_16th April 2018

Call for contributions/registration

Context and purpose :
This workshop stems from several observations: first, that socio legal scholarship as a whole is strongly influenced by both institutional contexts and local scholarly traditions, which has led it to adopt very varied forms across jurisdictions. Second, that this diversity is both an interesting object of study to understand the possibilities and forms of socio-legal research and critique, and an obstacle to some cross-jurisdictional conversations. Third, that this is particularly noticeable and interesting in the context of France and the UK.

While socio-legal studies have significantly developed over the past few decades, both in the UK and (though arguably to a lesser extent)  in France, cross-channel conversations across relevant communities
have remained limited. In addition, the forms that socio-legal scholarship has adopted in those two contexts are strikingly different (see: Renaud Colson, Stewart Field, “Socio-legal Studies in France: Beyond the Law Faculty”, Journal of Law and Society, vol. 43, no. 2, 2016, p. 285-311).

Although various bridges and connections have been made – through common projects, borrowing of ideas, methods or theories, or occasional encounters at conferences or within topic-specific contexts – there has historically been limited efforts to engage more broadly the growing socio-legal communities in France and the UK. Such conversations on a broader scale, however, could be highly interesting at several levels. In spite of shared aspirations, UK socio-legal studies and its French equivalents have developed in very different ways, sharing some theoretical and methodological traditions, while differing in many others. In addition, the institutional settings in which each movement has developed are in stark contrast, which in turn has certainly influenced the shape of scholarship itself. Reflecting on those different contexts, and their influences is useful in a context of continuous pressure on the development and maintenance of interdisciplinary legal scholarship, both in research and teaching.

In this workshop, we want to reflect on those different trajectories, and what they have to tell us about ‘socio-legal studies in context’, but also aim to bring together this scholarly diversity in order to  explore ways forward, in terms of collaborations, and in terms of methodological and conceptual explorations. Therefore, this workshop positions itself both as a first step towards a broader set of discussions and as a significant opportunity to reflect on the impact on our own traditions on the forms of knowledge produced.

The workshop has three key aims:
1) To reflect on how different institutional contexts and traditions have shaped socio-legal thought and scholarship in France and the UK
2) To bring together contrasting approaches developed by those traditions
3) To foster future exchange and research across communities in France and the UK and facilitate new collaborations.

The workshop will be held in English.

Format/call for contributions :
The workshop will to be based around four sessions. In the first three sessions, short papers will be given by keynote speakers, followed by longer questions, discussions and exchange. For the final session, we would like to invite contributions from early career scholars (including PhD students), in the form of very brief presentations of 8-10 mins, offering an overview of a project, with particular attention the methodological/conceptual approach adopted. An abstract of 200 words should be submitted by email to e.cloatre@kent.ac.uk by the 8th December 2017. We will endeavour to respond by the 15th December.

Registration
To register for the conference, please visit: http://store.kent.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-socialsciences/
kent-law-school/sociolegal-studiessociologie-du-droit-methods-traditions-theories-in-franceand-
the-uk.

A small fee of £50 will be requested for registration for participants other than speakers. We may be able to offer limited financial support for ECRs for travels or accommodation. If you would need such support in order to attend the conference, please let us know as soon as possible.

Draft Programme :
10.00-10.15 Welcome and introductions
Emilie Cloatre and Olivier Leclerc

10.15-11.30 Socio-legal studies: trends, histories and institutional challenges/opportunities
Professor Rosie Harding (University of Birmingham)
Dr Renaud Colson (Université de Nantes)

11.30-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-1.00 Social critiques and socio-legal studies: exploring the ‘socio’ of socio-legal studies/Penser la sociologie dans la sociologie du droit
Professor Emily Grabham (University of Kent)
Dr Rachel Vanneuville (CNRS/Laboratoire Triangle)

1.00-1.45 Lunch

1.45-3.00 Approaching the ‘legal’ in socio-legal studies/Penser le droit dans la sociologie du droit
Professor John Harrington (Cardiff University)
Professor Pierre Brunet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

3.00-3.15 Coffee break

3.15-5.00 Sampling socio-legal studies: examples and new directions in contemporary scholarship
Short presentations by ECRs – please see call for contribution

5.00-5.30 Wrap-up and discussion
Emilie Cloatre/Olivier Leclerc

5.30-7.00 Drinks
7.30 Workshop dinner

This workshop is supported by the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA), the Social Critiques of Law Research Group (SoCriL, Kent Law School) and the Centre de Recherches Critiques sur le Droit (CERCRID, UMR CNRS 5137, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne).

La vérité judiciaire d’hier à aujourd’hui

Orient-Occident – Rencontres Kasra Vafadari 

Journée d’histoire et d’anthropologie du droit

 

Programme : La vérité judiciaire 20171208 Programme

La vérité judiciaire d’hier à aujourd’hui

Vendredi 8 décembre

Salles des Commissions F142

1er étage du bâtiment F – Université Paris Nanterre

« Si la connaissance se donne comme connaissance de la vérité, c’est qu’elle produit la vérité par le jeu d’une falsification première et toujours reconduite qui pose la distinction du vrai et du faux », disait Michel Foucault dans une de ses Leçons sur la volonté de savoir [1]. Les récents débats autour des fake news en témoignent, au-delà de la représentation même de la vérité, ce sont les enjeux de la production de la vérité et sa relation avec les instances capables de fonder son autorité qui sont en cause.

La relation du droit est, du moins dans notre système juridique, consubstantielle à celle de vérité, Res iudicata pro veritate habetur. C’est là une forme de vérité particulière propre aux juristes, qui s’inscrit dans le domaine des normes. Le jugement ne dit pas le vrai, il est réputé dire le vrai. Une fiction qui opère alors même que le caractère erroné de la décision serait reconnu (3e Ch. civ., 4 mars 1998, pourvoi n° 96 11-399 et Ch. soc. 19 mars 1998, Bull. n°158).

Les enjeux de la vérité judiciaire sont évidemment à chercher ailleurs que dans l’établissement d’une réalité factuelle et sont d’abord affaire de pouvoir. On a parfois tendance à oublier que l’office du juge n’a pas toujours été rapporté à la fonction de dire le vrai et que sa décision a pu être une sentence plutôt qu’un jugement au sens strict du terme. C’est lorsque le procès devient l’outil du pouvoir que la vérité sert d’autorité à la chose jugée, une vérité que le juge édicte en même temps que le justiciable doit la reconnaître. Si l’on veut comprendre et mesurer les implications politiques de la vérité judicaire, il faut partir à l’origine du concept, et retrouver le moment au cours duquel le jugement pénal s’est imposé comme discours de vérité.

Au-delà du souci d’érudition qui est celui de l’historien du droit, l’enquête déborde sur le présent car les représentations d’aujourd’hui empruntent à celles du passé. Pour comprendre le présent, Michel Foucault proposait de recourir à la méthode archéologique. Il s’agissait selon lui non pas tant de situer les origines d’une institution que de comprendre les transformations, le processus des évolutions qui l’ont produite. C’est cette chaîne que  l’on tentera ici de recomposer en revenant non seulement sur le contexte dans lequel le jugement est apparu comme discours de vérité, mais aussi sur les modalités qui ont permis sa pérennité, également sur les influences culturelles diverses qui lui ont donné sa physionomie particulière.

La journée d’études organisée par le Centre d’Histoire et d’Anthropologie du Droit interrogera la notion autour de plusieurs questions.

I – La vérité judicaire, Construction du concept et approche comparative

Le rapport entre jugement et vérité, Orient/Occident

La vérité judiciaire au regard d’autres vérités, vérité historique, vérité scientifique

Res iudicata pro veritate habetur. Archéologie du concept et construction du principe.

II – Dire le vrai

Jugement de Dieu, jugement des hommes (Jury),

La place de la fiction et le rapport à la réalité

Torture et vérité

III – La vérité judiciaire et ses applications contemporaines

Expertise, vérité scientifique, vérité vraisemblable

La pratique pénale, les gardes à vue et la culture de l’aveu, le droit au mensonge.

Les ADR en droit pénal. Le plaider coupable à la française, Les Commissions Vérité et Réconciliation

Soazick Kerneis :    soazick.kerneis@orange.fr

Centre d’Histoire et d’Anthropologie du Droit

Journée organisée par le Centre d’Histoire et d’Anthropologie du Droit (CHAD)

membre de Fédération Interdisciplinaire de Nanterre en Droit (FIND)

 Université Paris Nanterre, 200 avenue de la République, 92000 Nanterre

Lecture : Living on the Other Side

LECTURE

WHAT’s NEW?! Fall Lecture Series

Living on the Other Side: A Legal-Anthropological Analysis of Migration and Family Law in Morocco

Nadia Sonneveld

16 november 2017

Time 17:00 – 18:15 hrs.
Explanation : Free to visit, drinks after
Series : WHAT’s NEW?! Fall Lecture Series
Address : Lipsius, Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden, Room, 227

WHAT’s NEW?! is a lecture series organised by LUCIS and the department of Middle Eastern Studies. The lectures focus on current research on Islam and the Middle East.

« Europe wants migration agreements with North African governments. Yet, what are migrants’ legal rights in these countries, and how do receiving states and migrants deal with them in practice? Family law plays a crucial role in legal identity and in securing basic human rights. Using the lens of family law, my aim is to gain empirical and theoretical knowledge of migration and legal rights in Morocco and, by extension, North Africa. In particular, I look at various groups of West/Central African and Middle Eastern (regularly or irregularly residing) migrants and refugees in Morocco. In the presentation, I present preliminary findings related to the following two questions. First, how does this receiving state regulate major life events (marriage, birth, divorce, death) of the migrants and refugees on its territory, and, second, how do migrants and refugees deal with the legal aspects of major life events in this receiving state?

Ultimately, my aim is to obtain a legal-anthropological understanding of one of the least understood issues of our time: migrants and their legal rights as non-citizens on the other side of the Mediterranean. »

About Nadia Sonneveld :

Nadia Sonneveld works at the Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and has an academic background in anthropology, Arabic, and law. The common factor in all her research activities is the focus on gender and law in the Muslim world, particularly in Egypt and Morocco. Previously, she was a guest scholar at the School of Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London, and Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She authored Khul‘ Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life (2012), and has co-authored Women Judges in the Muslim World: A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice, with Monika

Book : Women Judges in the Muslim World

Women Judges in the Muslim World

A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice

Edited by Nadia Sonneveld and Monika Lindbekk
Brill
ISBN13: 9789004306912
March 2017

Women Judges in the Muslim World: A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice fills a gap in academic scholarship by examining public debates and judicial practices surrounding the performance of women as judges in eight Muslim-majority countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco). Gender, class, and ethnic biases are inscribed in laws, particularly in the domain of shariʿa-derived family law. Editors Nadia Sonneveld and Monika Lindbekk have carefully woven together the extensive fieldwork and expertise of each author. The result is a rich tapestry that brings out the various effects of women judges in the management of justice. In contrast to early scholarship, they convincingly prove that ‘the woman judge’ does not exist.

Contributors are: Monique C. Cardinal, Jessica Carlisle, Monika Lindbekk, Rubya Mehdi, Valentine M. Moghadam, Najibah Mohd Zin, Euis Nurlaelawati, Arskal Salim, Nadia Sonneveld, Ulrike Schultz and Maaike Voorhoeve.

Nadia Sonneveld (Ph.D., University of Amsterdam, 2009) is senior researcher on Gender and Law in the Muslim world at Radboud University, The Netherlands. Her publications include Khulʿ Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practice, and Everyday Life(2012).

Monika Lindbekk (Ph.D., University of Oslo, 2016) has published several articles on adjudication of Muslim and Coptic Orthodox family law by Egyptian courts. The title of her Ph.D. dissertation is Inscribing Islamic Shariʿa in Egyptian Marriage and Divorce Law: Continuity and Rupture.

 

Table of Contents :

A Note on Transliteration
Acknowledgements
Foreword: Making the Case for Women Judges in the Muslim World: Valentine M. Moghadam

1. Introduction: A Historical Overview of Gender and Judicial Authority in the Muslim World: Nadia Sonneveld and Monika Lindbekk

Part One: Comparative Understandings of Women’s Appointment as Judges
2. Do Female Judges Judge Differently? Empirical Realities of a Theoretical Debate: Ulrike Schultz
3. Women’s Access to Legal Education and Their Appointment to the Judiciary: The Dutch, Egyptian, and Indonesian Cases Compared: Nadia Sonneveld

Part Two: Country Studies
4. Female Judges at Indonesian Religious Courtrooms: Opportunities and Challenges to Gender Equality: Euis Nurlaelawati and Arskal Salim
5. Seeking Portia and the Duke: Male and Female Judges Dispensing Justice in Paternity Cases in Morocco: Nadia Sonneveld
6. Female Judges in Malaysian Shari‘a Courts: A Problem of Gender or Legal Interpretation?: Najibah Mohd Zin
7. Tunisian Female Judges and ‘The Mobilization of the Emancipation of the Tunisian Family Law’: Maaike Voorhoeve
8. Lady Judges of Pakistan: Embodying the Changing Living Tradition of Islam: Rubya Mehdi
9. The Politics of Exclusion: Women Public Prosecutors and Criminal Court Judges in Syria (1975-2009): Monique C. Cardinal
10. The Best of times, the Worst of Times: State-Salaried, Female Legal Professionals and Foreign Donor Policy in Post-Qadhafi Libya: Jessica Carlisle
11. Women Judges in Egypt: Discourse and Practice: Monika Lindbekk

Book : Legalism. Property and Ownership

Edited by Georgy Kantor, Tom Lambert, and Hannah Skoda
Oxford University Press
Published: 30 November 2017 (Estimated)
ISBN: 9780198813415
Cover for Legalism

 

In this volume, ownership is defined as the simple fact of being able to describe something as ‘mine’ or ‘yours’, and property is distinguished as the discursive field which allows the articulation of attendant rights, relationships, and obligations. Property is often articulated through legalism as a way of thinking that appeals to rules and to generalizing concepts as a way of understanding, responding to, and managing the world around one. An Aristotelian perspective suggests that ownership is the natural state of things and a prerequisite of a true sense of self. An alternative perspective from legal theory puts law at the heart of the origins of property. However, both these points of view are problematic in a wider context, the latter because it rests heavily on Roman law. Anthropological and historical studies enable us to interrogate these assumptions.

The articles here, ranging from Roman provinces to modern-day piracy in Somalia, address questions such as: How are legal property regimes intertwined with economic, moral-ethical, and political prerogatives? How far do the assumptions of the western philosophical tradition explain property and ownership in other societies? Is the ‘bundle of rights’ a useful way to think about property? How does legalism negotiate property relationships and interests between communities and individuals? How does the legalism of property respond to the temporalities and materialities of the objects owned? How are property regimes managed by states, and what kinds of conflicts are thus generated?

Property and ownership cannot be reduced to natural rights, nor do they straightforwardly reflect power relations: the rules through which property is articulated tend to be conceptually subtle. As the fourth volume in the Legalism series, this collection draws on common themes that run throughout the first three volumes: Legalism: Anthropology and History, Legalism: Community and Justice, and Legalism: Rules and Categories consolidating them in a framework that suggests a new approach to legal concepts

Author information :

Edited by Georgy Kantor, Official Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, St John’s College, Oxford, Tom Lambert, Osborn Fellow in Early Medieval History, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Hannah Skoda, Fellow and Tutor in History, St John’s College, Oxford

Georgy Kantor is a Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at St John’s College, Oxford. He works on Roman legal and institutional history, particularly on the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, and on Greek and Latin inscriptions of the Roman period. He is also an associate editor of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum.

Tom Lambert is a Fellow in History at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. His publications include Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England (2017), and he co-edited (with David Rollason), Peace and Protection in the Middle Ages (2009). His other publications range across early English legal topics, engaging with such themes as hospitality, sanctuary, legal privilege, theft, and violence.

Hannah Skoda is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St John’s College. She is author of Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, c.1270- c. 1330 (2012), and co-editor (with Patrick Lantschner and Robert Shaw) of Contact and Exchange in Later Medieval Europe (2012) and (with Paul Dresch) of Legalism: Anthropology and History (2012). She has published on diverse themes of later medieval social and cultural history, and is currently working on expressions of nostalgia in the long fourteenth century.

Contributors:

T.M. Charles-Edwards, Emeritus Fellow, formerly Professor of Celtic Studies at Jesus College, Oxford
Jatin Dua, Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Matthew Erie, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
Walter Rech, postdoctoral researcher, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki
Judith Scheele, social anthropologist and post-doctoral research fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
William Wheeler, PhD in Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Table of Contents :

Introduction – Property and Ownership: an Overview, Georgy Kantor, Tom Lambert , and Hannah Skoda
1: Cows and the Shariah in the Abéché Customary Court (eastern Chad), Judith Scheele
2: Property in Land in Roman Provinces, Georgy Kantor
3: Property and Possession in Medieval Celtic Societies, T.M. Charles-Edwards
4: The Afterlife of Property: Affect, Time, Value, Matthew Erie
5: Jurisdiction as Property in England, 900-1100, Tom Lambert
6: ‘Everything Belongs to God’: Sayyid Qutb’s Theory of Property and Social Justice, Walter Rech
7: A Sea of Profit: Making Property in the Western Indian Ocean, Jatin Dua
8: Fish as Property on the Small Aral Sea, Kazakhstan, William Wheeler
9: People as Property in Medieval Dubrovnik, Hannah Skoda

Book : Negotiating Cultural Rights

Negotiating Cultural Rights

Issues at Stake,

Challenges and Recommendations

Edited by Lucky Belder and Helle Porsdam

Edward Elgar
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78643 541 5

 

The various reports on cultural rights by UN Special Rapporteur Faridah Shaheed have provided a new universal standard for topics ranging from cultural diversity, cultural heritage, the right to artistic freedom and the effects of today’s intellectual property regimes. This book’s team of international contributors reflects upon the many aspects of cultural rights discussed in Faridah Shaheed’s reports and discusses how cultural rights support cultural diversity, foster intercultural dialogue and contribute to inclusive social, economic and political development.

Drawing from a range of disciplines, the contributing authors explore the meaning and position of cultural rights and the implications these may have for international relations, the international legal order and cross-cultural understanding, while also offering recommendations for the future. Key topics discussed include the link between culture and science, gender and human rights, rights to artistic freedom, the importance of historical narratives and the impact of advertising and marketing on the enjoyment of cultural rights.

This worthwhile contribution to the current cultural rights debate will be of interest to academics and students teaching and studying in the fields of culture, heritage and human rights as well as policymakers who are working within cultural rights related issues.

Lucky Belder, Senior Researcher, Renforce Research Programme, Europa Institute, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Helle Porsdam, Professor of Law and Humanities and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Contributors:
S. Amin, L. Belder, Y. Donders, H. Hagtvedt Vik, L. Hughes, J. Kall, F. Macmillan, M. Mann, H. Porsdam, D. Shabalala, F. Shaheed, S. Teilmann-Lock

Contents:

Introduction: Outlining the field of cultural rights and its importance
Lucky Belder and Helle Porsdam

1. The United Nations Cultural Rights Mandate: Reflections on the significance and challenges
Farida Shaheed

2. Implementing cultural rights (Nature, issues at stake and challenges) – Report 2010 (A/HRC/14/36)
Lotte Hughes

3. The right of access to and enjoyment of cultural heritage – Report 2011 (A/HRC/17/38)
Lucky Belder

4. The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications – Report 2012 (A/HRC/20/26)
Helle Porsdam and Matthias Mann

5. The enjoyment of cultural rights by women on an equal basis with men – Report 2012 (A/67/287)
Yvonne Donders

6. The right to freedom of expression and creativity – Report 2013 (A/HRC/23/34)
Shahira Amin

7. Corporate interests and artistic voices: the Plesner case
Stina Teilmann-Lock

8. History, memory and memorialization processes – Report 2013 – 2014 (A/68/296, 2013 and A/HRC/25/49, 2014)
Hanne Hagtvedt Vik

9. The impact of commercial advertising and marketing practices on the enjoyment of cultural rights – Report 2014 (A/69/286)
Dalindyebo Shabalala

10. Copyright policy and the right to science and culture – Report 2015 (A/HRC/28/57)
Fiona Macmillan

11. Patent policy and the right to science and culture – Report 2015 (A/70/279)
Jannice Käll

Index

LAW NET (EASA)

Anthropology of Law, Rights and Governance (LAW NET)

 

This network serves as a platform for exchange and collaboration for EASA members who are interested in law, rights discourses and the practices of governing. It is the outcome of a merger of the Network for the Anthropology of Law and Rights and the Network for the Anthropology of International Governance in 2016.

The new network’s interests include the codified law and specialised agencies of the modern nation-state and the wide range of customary legal and indigenous political institutions that have been studied by anthropologists since the early 20th century. It also reflects the increasing importance of mechanisms of private governance and authority exercised by powerful corporations and by networks representing financial and business interests. In addition, the network pays particular attention to the transnational and international dimension, especially the anthropology of international organisations, international human rights discourse, international indigenous rights, migration law, and international development.

Members of the network examine how various and often contradictory norms are produced and contested across scales through complex processes of formal and informal negotiation and mechanisms of participation. For example, civil society organisations and representatives of indigenous communities transcend the boundaries of the nation-states to draw attention to local problems at the international level and contribute to the emergence of global vocabularies and discourses. International actors in turn present themselves as working on a different scale from the local, but also claim a level of expertise about the situation ‘on the ground’. The international is thus enmeshed with local and national processes, and although it may seek to produce a sense of transcendence, it is always concretely located.

Current legal and political anthropological research examines

  • the co-existence of multiple normative orders (legal pluralism) in modern nation-states and beyond,
  • indigenous peoples’ legal systems and their claims against governments and private interests,
  • international human rights discourse,
  • asylum and refugee law as well as
  • banking, environmental and health regulations (to name just a few)
  • the making and implementation of development policies and projects
  • contemporary technologies and practices of governing and management.

To facilitate discussions and the development of exciting, cutting-edge research LAW NET maintains an active mailing list sharing information on publications, vacancies, funding opportunities and events. In addition, to the biannual EASA conference the network plans to hold regular workshops across Europe.

The network is keen to reach out to other associations and networks. For instance, it maintains a close relationship with the Commission of Legal Pluralism and Allegra, the virtual lab of legal anthropology.

Convenors:
For further information please contact Gerhard Anders, University of Edinburgh, and Birgit Müller, LAIOS CNRS/EHESS.

Commission on Legal Pluralism

Commission on Legal Pluralism

Website : http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/nl/home

The Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism -as it was originally called- was established in 1978 by the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), and affiliated with the International Association of Legal Science (IALS), on the initiative of professor G. van den Steenhoven, of the Institute of Folk Law, Nijmegen University, the Netherlands.

By September 2017 more than 350 lawyers, anthropologists and other social scientists, representing all regions of the world and concerned with legal pluralism in both theory and practice, were participants in the activities of the Commission. The growth of the Commission reflects a growing awareness of the contemporary existence of legal plurality, not only in countries with indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, but also in the industrialised societies as such.

The Commission on Legal Pluralism furthers knowledge and understanding of legal pluralism, with a focus upon theoretical and practical problems resulting from the interaction of different types of law, such as state law, international and transnational law, religious law, and customary law. It provides a meeting ground for the concerns of social and legal sciences in the study of law in society and the resulting power relations, and in the resolution of social problems.

Among its main activities are the organization of international symposia; the initiation and encouragement of Regional Working Groups in different parts of the world; the organization and delivery of courses and summer schools on legal pluralism; and the publication of the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law (JLP- thrice every year)

The Commission’s first scientific symposium was held in Bellagio, Italy, in 1981 on the theme « State Institutions and their Use of Folk Law ». The second, on « The Actual and Legal Position of Ethnic and Cultural Minorities », took place in Vancouver, in 1983. Two symposia were held in 1986: in Tutzing, Bavaria, Germany, on « Formal and Informal Social Security », and in Sydney, on « Folk Law and Indigenous Rights – A Comparative Perspective ». Since 1986, a long series of symposia were held in Zagreb (Yugoslavia, 1988), in Ottawa (Canada, 1990), in Amsterdam (Netherlands, 1991), in Wellington (New Zealand, 1992), Mexico City (Mexico, 1993), Accra (Ghana, 1995), Moscow (Russia, 1997), Williamsburg (U.S.A. 1998), Arica (Chile, 2000), Chiang Mai (Thailand, 2002), Fredericton (Canada, 2004), Jakarta (Indonesia, 2006), Zurich (Switzerland, 2009), Cape Town (South Africa 2011), Manchester (UK, 2013). The most recent congress took place in Mumbai, India in 2015.

Membership is open to anyone with a serious and substantial scholarly or practical commitment to or involvement in the field of legal pluralism. Those interested in joining are invited to register as a member at Groupspaces at http://groupspaces.com/CLP/join/ or contact the Executive Secretary Dr. Giselle Corradi: Giselle.Corradi@Ugent.be

Commission on Legal Pluralism

New location and date for the next biennial course and conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism: 17-24 August 2018, Ottawa, Canada

In March, the Executive Body of the Commission on Legal Pluralism decided to postpone and relocate the course and conference planned for August 2017 in Syracuse, NY. This decision was taken in response to worries over the US government’s travel ban and the increased hostility to Muslims and other visitors to the United States at immigration and customs.

The University of Ottawa has graciously offered to host the Legal Pluralism conference and course in August of 2018. The conference will take place from 22 to 24 August 2018, as usual preceded by our course from 17 to 20 August. Please mark these dates in your calendar!

The theme of the conference ‘Citizenship, Legal Pluralism and Governance in the Age of Globalization’ remains unchanged. Please find here a renewed call for panels, which is open until 31 October 2017. While all accepted panels are of course very welcome again, we need everyone to re-submit their panels to confirm they want to partake in the 2018 conference. We also invite new panel proposals.

Prior to the conference, we will organise an international course, covering theories, knowledge and methodologies of legal pluralism. Accepted candidates for the course in Syracuse will also be contacted about their participation in the 2018 course. Additional interested candidates can apply until 1 November 2017. If you are interested in learning more about the course, please have a look here!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at jubink@law.uci.edu. We are hoping to see many of you in Ottawa in August of 2018!

CALL : CfP for the Penal « Archive, Promise, and the Future in African Contexts »

CfP for the Penal « Archive, Promise, and the Future in African Contexts » at the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.)

Conference, 27-30 June 2018 in Leipzig, Germany.

Deadline for handing in abstracts is (already) November, 30th 2017 via this link:
https://vad-africanconnections.de/panels/

Penal Outline:

This panel addresses the relation between promise, archive, and the future, and how the archive forms memory and creates a tension between the past and the living present, the past and the future, and between the actual and the virtual in African contexts. The structure of the archive not only preserves but shapes memory and is always future-oriented. As Derrida explains in Archive Fever: “the archivization produces as much as it records the event.” We are interested in how the archive embraces contradictory experiences of irredeemable losses in the past and the future hope. In African contexts, the archive continues to remain instrumental in bringing to the fore these contradictory experiences and at the same time lies in the ‘experience of the promise.’

We are specifically interested in promises and well as challenges of the archive in regard to access to the past, the forming of memory and imagination of history, postcolonial and decolonial knowledge practices, the establishment of evidence and facts, the workings of denial and denunciations based on archival work and its prospect of comparison, the possibilities and limits of practices of critique.
Contributions should trace some of the connections and disconnections, conceptions and misconceptions, access and exclusion regarding knowledge and comparison in relation to archival practices. Specific interest will be paid to forms of organization, writing, technologies of inscription, laws, everyday practices and narratives that accompany the archive and its quest toward memory making, knowledge preservation, but also ignorance, denial, or forgetting.

Convenors:
Stefanie Bognitz (University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Fazil Moradi (University of Halle-Wittenberg)

Contact :
Stefanie Bognitz, PhD Fellow

Research Network Law, Organisation, Science and Technology
Chair of Prof Dr Richard Rottenburg
Department for Social Anthropology and Philosophy
Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology
University of Halle
Reichardtstraße 11
06114 Halle

Email: bognitz@lost-research-group.org
Web: lost-research-group.org/staff/stefanie-bognitz/

Forthcoming publication: http://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-3923-0/mistrust

BOOK : Competing Responsibilities : The Ethics and Politics of Contemporary Life

Competing Responsibilities : The Ethics and Politics of Contemporary Life

Susanna Trnka & Catherine Trundle (ed.)

Duke University Press

March 2017
ISBN: 0822363755

 

Description :

  • Noting the pervasiveness of the adoption of « responsibility » as a core ideal of neoliberal governance, the contributors to Competing Responsibilities challenge contemporary understandings and critiques of that concept in political, social, and ethical life. They reveal that neoliberalism’s reification of the responsible subject masks the myriad forms of individual and collective responsibility that people engage with in their everyday lives, from accountability, self-sufficiency, and prudence to care, obligation, and culpability. The essays—which combine social theory with ethnographic research from Europe, North America, Africa, and New Zealand—address a wide range of topics, including critiques of corporate social responsibility practices; the relationships between public and private responsibilities in the context of state violence; the tension between calls on individuals and imperatives to groups to prevent the transmission of HIV; audit culture; and how health is cast as a citizenship issue. Competing Responsibilities allows for the examination of modes of responsibility that extend, challenge, or coexist with the neoliberal focus on the individual cultivation of the self. 

  • Table of contents :

    Introduction. Competing Responsibilities: Reckoning Personal Responsibility, Care for the Other, and the Social Contract in Contemporary Life / Susanna Trnka and Catherine Trundle 1
    Part I. Theoretical Departures
    1. Making Us Resilient: Responsible Citizens for Uncertain Times / Nikolas Rose and Filippa Lentzos 27
    2. Attunement: Rethinking Responsibility / Jarrett Zigon 49
    Part II. States, Companies, and Communities
    3. Reciprocal Responsibilities: Struggles over (New and Old) Social Contracts, Environmental Pollution, and Childhood Asthma in the Czech Republic / Susanna Trnka 71
    4. Audit Culture and the Politics of Responsibility: Beyond Neoliberal Responsibilization? / Cris Shore 96
    5. From Corporate Social Responsibility to Creating Shared Value: Contesting Responsibilization and the Mining Industry / Jessica M. Smith 118
    Part III. Violence
    6. « The Information Is Out There »: Transparency, Responsibility, and the Missing in Cyprus / Elizabeth Anne Davis 135
    7. Justice and Its Doubles: Producing Postwar Responsibilities in Sierra Leone / Rosalind Shaw 156
    Part IV. Intimate Ties
    8. The Politics of Responsibility in HIV / Barry D. Adam 181
    9. Responsibilities of the Third Age and the Intimate Politics of Sociality in Poland / Jessica Robbins-Ruszowski 193
    10. Genetic Bystanders: Familial Responsibility and the State’s Accountability to Veterans of Nuclear Tests / Catherine Trundle 213
    References 233
    Contributors 263
    Index 267

    Contributors :
    Barry D. Adam, Elizabeth Anne Davis, Filippa Lentzos, Jessica Robbins-Ruszkowski, Nikolas Rose, Rosalind Shaw, Cris Shore, Jessica M. Smith, Susanna Trnka, Catherine Trundle, Jarrett Zigon

    About The Author(s) :

    Susanna Trnka is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Auckland and coeditor of Senses and Citizenships: Embodying Political Life.

    Catherine Trundle is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington and coeditor of Detachment: Essays on the Limits of Relational Thinking.