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CAICL Annual Lecture: 'Race and International Law' — Dr Robert Knox

An online lecture given on Tuesday 20 October 2020 as part of Black History Month

Racism and international law have hit the headlines recently, often in the same story. In these stories, international law tends to be understood as curtailing or constraining the actions of racist, right wing politicians – serving as the hero or villain of the piece depending on one’s political outlook. This reflects the fact that international law and international lawyers are formally committed to opposing and combating racism. Indeed, the only times in which international law explicitly invokes ‘race’ is to condemn racism. 

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On the School of Law and Social Justice blog, Dr Robert Knox introduces his lecture and offers further reflections:

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The CAICL Annual Lecture was presented online (20 October 2020) and the event was recorded. You can watch Dr Robert Knox's 'Race and International Law' lecture below:



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