The International Law and Global South Blog is inviting blog post submissions. Authors whose voices are marginalized in knowledge production about law and society are particularly encouraged to submit.
Why was the blog started?
I am a BA LLB student of National Law University Delhi. Upon graduating I will start my stint as a Legal Assistant at the United Nations International Law Commission.
The current academic environment in India has led to the emergence of a rather gaping hole when it comes to writing about the international law. Law reviews in India are either concerned with publishing work by foreign authors, or providing critical essays that focus on the Global North.
I aim to do two things through this blog. First, this blog is a conscious endeavour to intervene in the international law blogosphere through thinking by and with the sensibilities of the “Global South” in its broad conception. Second, I want to show that the distinction between international law and the political is a bit quixotic.
In my view, looking at law and politics as operating in different silos really suppresses the issue of politics. Further,
it pretends that you can then have this neutral venue that is apolitical. There are no internal limits which I am imposing for the writing in this space. As I see it, anything and everything related to the title of the blog is important.
- The essay should be roughly between 1500-2000 words in length, but this is for guidance purposes only.
- The essay should bear a reasonable nexus to an aspect of international law from global south sensibilities.
- The essay should be analytical, and not simply a descriptive overview of an area of international law.
- Submit to shubhangi.agarwalla[at]gmail.com
Form: Please follow the general format used for blog posts. In particular, please use hyperlinks for sources, and don’t use footnotes.
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E-mail ID: shubhangi.agarwalla16[at]nludelhi.ac.in
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