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. Bringing together academics and practitioners, this conference interrogates the relationship between law and negotiation in conflict and post conflict environments. It centres on the tensions inherent in attempting to use law to regulate the political task of negotiation. It addresses the extent to which negotiation should be constrained by law, and the role law can play in providing underpinning principles such as legality and legitimacy. This conference explores the role of negotiation in assisting the production and implementation of legal norms in diverse contexts. Using examples of recurring and yet highly topical themes forming the fault lines in the relationship between law and negotiation; violence, culture and gender, this conference initiates a conversation between academics and practitioners.
We are pleased to welcome
Law and Global Justice Seminar Series 2013/14
Location: University College MCR
Tues 2nd Sept, 2:00 - 3:30 Martin Waehlisch 'The Imperfect Peace: State Transitions, Power-sharing and International law'
Weds 30th Oct, 4:00-5:30 Mr Henry Jones (Debate on current issue to be finalised next week)
Thurs 5th Dec at 4:00- 5:30 Dr. Sarah Williams 'Sexual Violence and the ECCt'
Weds 22nd January 3.30-5:00 Prof. Jo Fox 'Propoganda, Film and Prosecuting Nazi Filmmakers'
Weds 26th February 4:00 - 5:30 Dr. Neelam Srivastava 'The Battle of Algiers and Burn, Colonialism and Film
PGR Seminar Series 2014
Wednesday 5th February: Access to controlled medicine under the international drug control treaties: Experiences from Uganda: Marie Elske Gispen, Utrecht University, Visiting Researcher at Durham Law School
Wednesday 5th March: IHL and non-state actors: The Syrian Legal Development Programme - Yasmine Nahlawi, Newcastle University, External Relations Director for the Syrian Legal Development Programme,
Easter Term: Cultural Memory in a Diasporic Community, (Colonialism: France and the Caribbean), Sara-Louise Cooper, Oxford University
Conference: Postgraduate Research Conference, Thursday 1st May and Friday 2nd May
LGJD is collaborating with Durham European Law Institute (DELI) and the Human Rights Centre at Durham (HRC) to host the Annual Durham Postgraduate Conference. Postgraduate Researchers will be presenting work on issues of Global Justice, European Law and Human Rights at St Mary's College, Durham. We are delighted to welcome Professor Neil Walker and Professor Susan Marks as keynote speakers over the two day conference.