Critical Legal Conference 2010

Law’s Environment: Critical Legal Perspectives

Law's Environment

The following is the introduction to Ubaldus de Vries & Lyana Francot (Eds), Law’s Environment: Critical Legal Perspectives (Eleven International Publishing, 2011), published subsequent to the Critical Legal Conference 2010 held in Utrecht. Introduction Law’s environment is characterized by socio-​structural developments that demand, now more than ever, a critical perspective, not only on law but also…

We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: A Cannibal, Surreal & Subaltern Approach to Human Rights

Sliced-Censored-Version-by-Inanis

This paper explores – briefly – four ideas: the concept of the ‘turn to emotions’, the notion of a cannibal theory, legal surrealism and the subaltern perspective on human rights. How we are to think and feel human rights today? This question is situated in a specific historical context, that of our times, which is defined here as the age of…

Nomadic Thinking

Little Dots: By kind permission of "generative artist" Kristin Henry.

This presentation is a few notes on a question. The question being: What does it mean to say: the free space of thinking? As my title suggests, I would like to relate the free space of thinking to what one might simply call nomadic thinking. To this end, I will draw upon Deleuze and Guattari’s Nomadology and, in addition, the…

Great Expectations: Multiple Modernities of Law

Critical Legal Conference 10 – 12 September, Utrecht 2010 Since 1984, every first weekend in September, the Critical Legal Conference brings together critical and radical legal scholars from all over the world. It has been a phenomenal success despite its modesty. The CLC is also exactly that: a conference. No organisation, presidents and secretaries, members and subscriptions. This conference…