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12 Januar 2021

Competing Visions, Intersecting Legalities

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When faced with multiple legalities, how do we know what “the law” is, and how is this notion formed by different actors coming at this question from different vantage points? This panel investigates this question through different case studies, ranging from the post-colonial state of Papua New Guinea to Northern Colombia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Tomer Broude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Laura Knöpfel, – King’s College London.
  • Miranda Forsyth, Australian National University
  • Discussant: B.S. Chimni,O.P. Jindal Global University
  • Moderator: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva, Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement

SUGGESTED CITATION  Broude, Tomer, Boisson de Chazournes, Laurence, Chimni, B.S., Forsyth, Miranda; Knöpfel, Laura: Competing Visions, Intersecting Legalities, VerfBlog, 2021/1/12,

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