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We Should Talk More About the Abortion Pill

Brenna McCaffrey , May 12th, 2022

In May 2018, activists took abortion pills as part of a protest against anti-abortion laws in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Many were dressed as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale,…


Repatriation Is Our Future

Chip Colwell , April 13th, 2022

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, or NAGPRA, is supposed to curb the illegal possession of ancestral Native American remains and cultural items. But…


The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis’ Double Standard

Isabella Alexander-Nathani , April 7th, 2022

Watching the war unfold in Ukraine due to the recent Russian invasion, I, like many others, have been gripped by heartbreaking images of refugees arriving to the borders…


What Kenya’s Killer Cops Reveal About Police Culture

April Zhu , April 6th, 2022

On July 7, 2021, Nairobi residents marched to protest police brutality and harassment, particularly against poor people. The date also commemorates demonstrations against authoritarian rule that …


Who gets to be ‘Myanmar’ at the ICJ?

Judith Beyer , February 19th, 2022

The Myanmar military will appear at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on 21 February 2022. Their main interest does not lie in defending the…

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Heritage out of Control: When Heritage Turns to Rubble

Adeline Masquelier , February 3rd, 2022

In December 2017, Toungouma was stolen, the famed stone said to render justice in the Département of Dogondoutchi, Niger. When it was found a few days later, the…

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Juan Luis Rodríguez on his book, Language and Revolutionary Magic in the Orinoco Delta

| , November 23rd, 2021

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/language-and-revolutionary-magic-in-the-orinoco-delta-9781350115767/ Interview by Rusty Barrett Rusty Barrett: First, for those unfamiliar with Venezuela, coul…

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The only lesson is that there aren’t enough jobs

Daniel Souleles , October 8th, 2021

Every so often something happens that perfectly encapsulates the consumptive death rattle that is the job market in higher education. A few weeks ago, the department of anthropology…


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Kenyan Mothers Take on Police Violence

Wangui Kimari , August 5th, 2021

Lucy Wambui is a convenor of the Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network in Nairobi. Ed Ram I first met Sarah Wangari three weeks after her son Alex…


“The State” Is a Story We Tell Ourselves

Danny Pinedo , July 22nd, 2021

Protestors filled Plaza San Martín in Lima, Peru, last November to demonstrate against the legislative coup that removed then-President Martín Vizcarra from power. Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty…


Book launch/discussion: The Subject of Human Rights (SUP 2020)

Danielle Celermajer , May 25th, 2021

When: 28 May 2021 / 9.30-11 am CET Link: https://zoom.us/j/96385183041 ID: 963 8518 3041 Password: 672357 Danielle Celermajer and Alexandre Lefebvre (University of Sidney) will speak about their new…


Mediating Mobility: Migration and Brokerage at the Borders of the State

Natasha Raheja , May 17th, 2021

Natasha Raheja (Cornell University) will present on ‘Mediating mobility: Migration and brokerage at the borders of the State’. Elizabeth Challinor (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) will ac…


A moral politics of blame

guestauth0r , May 17th, 2021

Modern municipal waste disposal is not limited to removal of garbage, but often involves a strategic churning out of unwanted people, and extreme events such as dump fires…

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How Museums Can Do More Than Just Repatriate Objects

Stephen E. Nash , May 13th, 2021

Back in 1990, when I was in my third year of graduate school, then-President H.W. Bush signed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) into law:…


Why We Need a Truth Commission on White Supremacy

Alexander Hinton , May 12th, 2021

The author leads a teacher training seminar as part of a genocide education project run by the Documentation Center of Cambodia, a local nongovernmental organization heavily involved in Cambodia’…


Authoritarian vernaculars of the right to truth. Exhuming mass graves in Rwanda and Burundi

Astrid Jamar , May 3rd, 2021

Astrid Jamar (SOAS) and Laura Major (University of Strathclyde) will present on ‘Authoritarian vernaculars of the right to truth. Exhuming mass graves in Rwanda and Burundi’. Gerhard A…


The Fight to Secure Rights for Rainforests

Emily Laber-Warren , April 22nd, 2021

The Sarayaku community hopes to convince Ecuador’s highest court that their territory is entitled to exist unmolested. Similar rights have been granted to the Ganges River and Te…


Indigenous Water Ontologies, Plurilegal Encounters and Interlegal Translation

Lieselotte Viaene , April 19th, 2021

Lieselotte Viaene (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) will talk about “Indigenous water ontologies, plurilegal encounters and interlegal translation: some reflections from the field”. Andrea Ballestero…


Kaleidoscope of truth

Sandhya Fuchs , April 5th, 2021

Sandhya I. Fuchs (LSE and University of Bern) will talk about “Kaleidoscope of truth: Legal fictions, real cases and controversial proof in the production of the Prevention of…


Clampdown. How Turkey’s New Internet Law Threatens Journalists

K. Zeynep Sarıaslan , March 17th, 2021

The free use of the internet has been subject to growing censorship pressure in Turkey for years. However, the new internet law that came into effect in 2020…

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Legal Consciousness Compared: the Case of Botswana

Sophie Andreetta , February 23rd, 2021



A Radical Recentering of Dignity

Jennifer Ashley , February 9th, 2021

A protestor in 2020 in Santiago waves the Chilean flag. Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images In an interview during October of 2019, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera made a statement that…


Sensing the Translation: Language and Medico-Legal Enactments of Expertise in Occupational Diseases Lawsuits in Turkey

Zeynel Gul , February 8th, 2021

When: 12 February 2021 / 2-3.30 pm CET Link: https://zoom.us/j/93210372616pwd=dTZZ… ID: 93210372616 Password: 4JzWZ6   Abstract This paper examines how expert witness reports use the gramm…