Law legitimizes private corporate power and its role in environmental degradation and human rights abuses. It sustains deeply unequal governance patterns and institutional structures which reinforce exclusions along gender, race and other identity markers, suppressing various forms of knowledge and a myriad of counter-hegemonic/transformative practices. It defines the kind of life that can be (legally) recognized and protected.
And yet, legal structures can also tame private actors and end impunity for egregious violence towards the human and the non-human world, and they can adopt capacious understandings of ecological and social justice attentive to how past wrongs continue in the present.
This conference will gather scholars, policymakers and activists reflecting on some of the following questions:
We invite scholars to submit a page including an abstract (500 words) and something about themselves for individual presentations on themes including the following:
When sending us your abstracts please let us know the theme(s) you would like to contribute to. We especially welcome contributions from early career scholars, and scholars from underrepresented backgrounds. Please send your abstracts by February 15th to email@example.com. Participants will be contacted before the end of March. A limited number of scholarships are available for scholars --especially early career scholars -- whose institutions are unable to cover the expenses related to their stay in Amsterdam.