“Empire & Emergency, Race & Rights: How Colonial Law Became International Law”

Monday, March 11th  2019, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building) Room 4034

The International Law in the Global South Seminar Series is honoured to have had Professor and author, Dr. John Reynolds, deliver a seminar presentation,  entitled “Empire & Emergency, Race & Rights: How Colonial Law Became International Law at Osgoode Hall Law School. The talk inspired a lively and insightful discussion on the intersection between international human rights law, colonialism,  race and power! 

John Reynolds teaches at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he directs the LL.M programme in International Justice. John’s research focuses on the operation of international law in contexts of conflict, crisis and colonialism. His work is informed by and engages with the insights of Third World Approaches to International Law and he was one of the organisers of the 2015 TWAIL conference in Cairo. He is particularly interested in the racial and political economy dynamics at play in international law’s histories, doctrines and institutions. John’s book on Empire, Emergency and International Law(Cambridge University Press, 2017) was awarded the Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship. John has written widely on the question of Palestine, and has also published work on the use of force, occupation law, self-determination, race and apartheid, human rights, international criminal justice, social movement praxis and intellectual traditions.

 Watch Professor Reynold’s Lecture in the ILIGS Series Here

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