Law and Global Justice (LGJ) provides a forum for the development and dissemination of research in the field of Global law and justice. We are a community of academics and postgraduate researchers within Durham Law School with links to colleagues throughout the University and beyond.
Law and Global Justice is an inclusive research group that promotes and supports a broad range of research interests across a diverse range of questions and issues. These areas include globalisation and development, Global constitutionalism, the law of armed conflict, international terrorism, broad questions of international human rights, Global legal theory and history.
Our group provides a forum for cultivating research ideas and projects and encouraging collaborative research and funding applications.
Law and Global Justice aims:
- To encourage research, scholarship and engagement with questions of Global justice
- To assist in the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers
- To establish and maintain links with external institutions and to disseminate the work of its members to a wide Global audience
- To contribute to high quality research led teaching and supervision in the field of Global justice on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
- To engage with undergraduate students to foster awareness and consciousness of important Global justice questions
Conference: Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice
Thursday March 20th & Friday March 21st 2014
Venue: Hatfield College, Durham University
Supported by the Modern Law Review and Durham Global Security Institute
Increasingly at the forefront of global agendas, the relationship between law and politics plays a key role in providing guidance and legitimacy for peace agreements while also emphasising the complex political task of negotiation. Tension between peace and justice underlies efforts at peace making seen daily in Syria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, or Afghanistan. International actors acknowledge law's normative constraints on the practice of peace-making and mediation including on questions of consent, inclusivity and local ownership. However to date, academic scrutiny of the relationship remains scant as focus centres on facets such as human rights in peace agreements or setting transitional justice priorities.
Modern Law Review Funding Success
Convenors Catherine Turner and Aoife O'Donoghue have successfully secured Modern Law Review Funding for the upcoming conference, Law and Negotiation in Conflict: Theory, Policy and Practice. This award will ensure the success of the conference and further collaborations on the topic into the future.
(23 Jan 2014)