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…