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Beyond Development? New Imaginaries of Law and Social Justice


The aims of the symposium are:

  • to draw on the knowledge and experience of internationally renowned scholars to reflect on the ways in which research on development, human rights and social justice has evolved during the past 35 years;
  • to reflect on the understandings and state of these areas of teaching and research in which the Law School has been at the forefront for four decades;
  • to discuss and showcase the work of colleagues and research students from the UK, the EU and the global South;
  • to develop guidelines for future research on development and social justice in the global South;
  • to reflect on the status and content of current masters and doctoral programmes in these areas, including interdisciplinary and regional collaboration in teaching.

21 April 2016

Research Student Sessions Location: Wolfson Research Exchange, Warwick Library (third floor, across the bridge).
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9:30 - 10:00 | Registration
12:30 - 13:15 | Buffet - Wolfson Research Exchange
13:20 - 15:00 | Roundtable Experiences from the Field: The Ethical, Political and Practical Challenges of Doing Research in Development
Chair: Ania Zbyszewska

Participants: Titilayo Adebola (Law), Adithya Chintapanti (Law), Sundu Madise (Law), Jennifer Lander (Law), Reva Yunus (Sociology), Mara Duer (PAiS), Arjumand Kazmi(Law), Leon Sealey-Huggins (Sociology), Nneamaka Vanni (Law)
15:10 - 16:25 | Tree Planting and Commemoration in Honour of Dwijen Rangnekar to be held in the Quad (green area) of the Social Sciences buildings followed by the unveiling of the plaque in the Research Room S2.09.
16:30 - 18:30 | Public Panel

Beyond Development: New Imaginaries in Social Justice
Location: M1 Lecture Theatre, Warwick Business School.
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Chair: Shirin Rai

Upendra Baxi: Post developmentalism: An Early Critique of (UN)-Sustainable Development Goals?

Issa Shivji: Peoples' Approaches to Social Justice: Tanzanian Land Rights Struggles

William Twining: Human Rights: Southern Voices and a Note on Linguistic Injustice
18:30 - 19:30 | Reception - Foyer outside M1 Lecture Theatre, Warwick Business School

22 April 2016

Location: All Symposium sessions will take place in Radcliffe House (Meeting Room 10 and Meeting Room 6)

09:00 - 10:30 | Plenary - Colonial, Post-Colonial and Contemporary Imaginaries - Meeting Room 10
Chair: Jayan Nayar

Sam Adelman & Abdul Paliwala: Beyond Development: New Imaginaries in Law and Social Justice

Peter Fitzpatrick: "Unseen Empires": Revolutionary Legality and the End of Development

Ambreena Manji & Ann Stewart: Coloniality, Prostitution and Gender Justice: Revisiting Colonial Approaches to Prostitution in East Africa
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee
12:30 - 13:30 | Lunch - Radcliffe House
15:00 - 15:25 | Tea and Coffee - Radcliffe House
17:15 - 18:45 | Book Launch and Reception
Baxi, U., McCrudden, C. & Paliwala, A. (2015). Law's Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts: Essays in Honour of William Twining. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Law in Context Series.
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner - Radcliffe House

23 April 2016

The symposium papers will be published in an externally reviewed monograph.
09:00 - 10:30 | Panel A - International Economic Law II - Meeting room 10
Chair: Fiona Smith

Celine Tan: Globalisms, Shifting Sands: Interrogating the Problematic Relationship betweenInternational Public Finance and International Financial Regulation

Tomaso Ferrando: The "Blood Sugar" Value Chain as a Space for Critical Legal Analysis and Intervention

Frank J. Garcia: Globalization, Opportunity and Fairness: Transcending a Binary View of Development

Panel B - Islamic Contexts and Epistemologies - Meeting Room 6
Chair: Raza Saeed 
Shaheen Ali: Islamic Epistemologies, Law and Social Justice: The Case of Islamic Welfare Systems

Aaliyah Hussain: Toward New Imaginaries of Social Justice for Women in Afghanistan: Rethinking Authority in Islamic Legal Tradition
Myra Williamson: Development and Gender Equality in the State of Kuwait: Seeking New Imaginaries through the Lens of the Nationality Law 1959 
10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee - Radcliffe House
11:00- 12:30 | Panel A - Communities & Resistance - Meeting Room 10
Chair: Upendra Baxi

Illan rua Wall: The Constitution of Turbulence

Briony Jones: Resisting Transitional Justice: Connecting Historical Struggle with Contemporary Calls for Justice 
Oche Onazi:The Role of Community in Human-Rights and Development Discourse: Resisting Apathy and Antipathy
Panel B - Migration - Meeting Room 6
Chair: Sam Adelman

Dallal Stevens: Access to Justice for Refugees

Benjamin Hulme: The European Union and Eritrea: Balancing Migration, Development and Human Rights
12:30-13:30 | Lunch - Radcliffe House
13:30 - 15:00 | Panel A - Climate Change - Meeting Room 10
Chair: Upendra Baxi 
Paul Anderson: "Green Economy" as Inverted Totalitarianism?

Leon Sealey-Huggins: Rethinking Caribbean Development: The Implicit Sociologies of Responses to Climate Change in the Caribbean

Sam Adelman: Climate Change, Climate Justice and Development Abstract

Panel B - Legal Education and Development - Meeting Room 6
Chair: Issa Shivji

John Harrington & Ambreena Manji: Mobility and Modernity: Biographical Studies in African and British Legal Education

Abdul Paliwala's 2011 paper - "Context, Political Economy and Good Governance: Avatars of Dar Legal Education" - based on his chapter in Patrick McAuslan's Festschrift is available for background reading on the paper platform.

15:00 - 15:45 | Final Plenary: New Horizons for Law in Context - Meeting Room 10
Sam Adelman & Abdul Paliwala: Concluding remarks

This event is sponsored by:

Kuwait International Law School (KILAW) Kuwait International Law School (KILAW)
The University of Warwick International Development Global Research Priorities The International Development GRP
The University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study
Centre for Law, Regulation & Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE)
Faculty Research Forum
The University of Warwick School of Law The University of Warwick Law School
A full list of participants and affiliations is available here.