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Subalternity and international law

woensdag, 26 februari, 2020 - 14:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculteit: Recht en Criminologie
Aula D2.01 (Promotiezaal)
VUB, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel
Centre for International Law
02/629 24 25
Lecture Chair Henri Rollin


Lecture organized by the Centre for International Law of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel within the framework of the Henri Rolin Chair of International Law


The goal of this lecture is to demonstrate the different functions and/or roles that international law plays in international society. Prof. Rémi Bachand will defend the idea that while international law contains in its corpus tools that could potentially be used for emancipation and resistance, it nevertheless ensures, tolerates, facilitates, and even promotes, the reproduction of relationships based on the exploitation and domination of subordinate groups by dominant groups within the international society.

Bibliographical note Rémi Bachand

After receiving a BA in Political Science (1998) and an LLM (2000) from the Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM), Rémi Bachand went on to obtain a PhD in International Law (2007) from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Following this, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. Since 2008 Rémi has been a faculty member of the Department of Legal Studies at UQAM. He has also been invited as a visiting professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Internationales (Université Paris II) in 2014 as well as a visiting researcher at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia) in 2014-2015. His interests include legal theory, particularly critical theories in the field of international law, in addition to international economic law and legal history.


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