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The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
P.O. BOX 4 (visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 3)
FI-00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
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Events

Law Between Global and Colonial
TECHNIQUES OF EMPIRE

3-5 OCTOBER 2016
ERIK CASTRÉN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Keynote speakers: Lauren Benton, Isabel. V. Hull, Luigi Nuzzo

The conference proposes to discuss the legal languages and techniques through which colonial powers ruled non-European territories and populations throughout the modern age. The aim of the Conference is to examine in detail the juridical practices and discourses of colonial powers when they exercised their supremacy over colonial subjects and disciplined them. With research showing a sharp rise in world inequality, the conference poses the question whether legislative techniques and institutions inherited from the imperial past, once again see the light of day in the present.

 

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