Redress and the ethics of the international: Legalities, histories, geographies

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 22 March 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018


Institutes Boardroom, Room 1.12, Coombs Extension, 8 Fellows Road
ANU Canberra




School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

Please note: Places are limited.

In the wake of genocide and mass harm, international criminal justice offers a global ideal of justice. But what does this mean? International justice is located – spatially, historically, culturally – and it is experienced in diverse ways. As international criminal justice consolidates as a dominant legal field and practice, this workshop innovatively explores criminal justice from the margins.

This workshop brings together recent critical work from geography, anthropology and criminology, in order to interrogate the specific legalities, histories and geographies that criminal justice represents and – importantly – produces. The workshop asks what it means to see the phenomenon of international criminal justice through times and spaces anterior to the hegemonic spaces of international criminal tribunals? It calls into relief the restrictive temporal frames that characterise transitional and international justice initiatives and invites participants to think carefully about the temporalities and spatialities that they imagine and produce. In defamiliarising dominant approaches to international criminal justice, it will open out on to more expansive evaluations of the limits and possibilities of international criminal justice in addressing human suffering in different locations.

The speakers are:

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala (Australian National University), Annika Björkdahl (Lund University), Maria Elander (Latrobe University), Jeremy Farrall (Australian National University), Ilana Feldman (George Washington University), Rachel Hughes (University of Melbourne), Alex Jeffrey (University of Cambridge), Sara Kendall (University of Kent), Lia Kent (Australian National University, Nesam McMillan (University of Melbourne)and Rosanne Kennedy (Australian National University) .

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