Law between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire

Erik Castren Institute, 3-5 October 2016

Law Between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire
First day: Monday, October, 3rd
13.00 Opening: Martti Koskenniemi
13.15 Keynote:
Lauren Benton, Rethinking the Imperial Origins of International Law
14.30 Coffee-break
14.45 Panel I Chair: Mónica García-Salmones
Kaius Tuori, Indigenous Property and Colonial Commerce: Inalienability Doctrine(s)
and Equal Rights
Ciarán Burke, Contesting Colonial Governance in a Post-colonial world – the Chagos Islands
Simona Tarozzi, Principles of Roman Law in Modern Colonial Regulations: The Chilean
16.45 Coffee-Break
17.00 Panel II Chair: Walter Rech
Hisashi Harata, Fusion between Civilizations: Historical Change of Understanding of European
Private International Law and of its Relationship with Consular Jurisdiction in
Zubair Abbasi, Co-existence of Sharī‘a and the Modern State: A Historical Perspective
from South Asia
Kirsten Sellars, ’Waging War against the King’: The Strange Afterlife of a British Colonial
Law in Delhi, Tokyo and Dhaka
19.00 End of Panel & Leaving for Dinner
Second Day: Tuesday, October 4th
9.00 Panel III Chair: Martti Koskenniemi
Maria Adele Carrai, Learning new Techniques of Empire: China and the new Legal Framework
for Managing Tibet
Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina, Techniques of Empire by Land Law: the Case of the Italian
Anna Bara, Law of the Core and the Core of Law: Russian Expansion Eastwards as a
Test of Judicial Supremacy?
11.00 Coffee-break
11.15 Keynote:
Isabel V. Hull, International law, Colonialism, and Ambivalence
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Panel IV Chair: Immi Tallgren
Jessie Hohmann, The ‘Treaty 8’ Typewriter and the Objects of International Legal Authority
Geoff Gordon, Imperial Time
Charlotte Peevers, Embodying Progress: the Suez Canal at the 1867 Paris Exhibition
15.30 Coffee-break
16.00 Panel V: Chair: Arnulf Becker
Felix Lange, The Dream of a völkisch Colonial Empire – International and Colonial Law
during the National Socialist era
Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga, State of Exception as a Strategy of Control and Domination
of Colonised People: the Case of Cameroon
Carlos Eduardo Amaya, By reason or by force. Legal Postcolonial Techniques of
Domination in 19th century American Republics.
18.00 End of Panel
19.00 Dinner
Third Day: Wednesday, October 5th
9.00 Panel VI Chair: Paolo Amorosa
Rotem Giladi, The Phoenix of Colonial War: Race, the Laws of War, and the ‘Horror on
the Rhine’
Anne-Charlotte Martineau, Revisiting the Nexus between Slavery, Migration and Labour
Olivier Barsalou, Imperialism and Legal Pluralism: The French Colonial Experience and
the Question of Imperial Citizenship
11.00 Coffee-break
11.15 Keynote:
Luigi Nuzzo, A Law in Between: Colonial Law as a Technique of Empire
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Panel VII Chair: Manu Jimenez Fonseca
Ville Kari Freebooters and Free Traders in the West Indies
Sara Dezalay: Natural Resources, Law and Africa in Globalization: Stakes for an Open
Research Agenda
Michael Fakhri: International Institutions, Markets, and Empire
Sabrina Tremblay Huet: The Consolidation of the Imperial Global South-Global North
Tourism Relations Through National Law: The Example of the Dominican Republic’s
Ley 158-01
16.00 End of Panel