This panel investigates how international law, formal state law and Indigenous and/or religious law interact and relate to one another by contrasting the historical example of 18th century maritime provinces in Canada with contemporary legal disputes from Bangladesh and Nicaragua to. The papers use ethnographic and legal historical methods to better understand those relationships.
Tobias Berger, FU Berlin
Julie Wetterslev, EUI
Robert Hamilton, University of Calgary
Discussant: Julia Eckert, University of Bern
Moderator: Poul F. Kjaer, Copenhagen Business School
Poul F. Kjaer
Poul F. Kjaer is Professor at Copenhagen Business School and editor of 'The Law of Political Economy: Transformation in the Function of Law' (CUP 2020).
Julia Eckert is a Professor of Political Anthropology at the University of Bern.
Tobias Berger is Juniorprofessor for Political Science at the Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.
Julie Wetterslev is a Ph.d. Researcher in International Law at the European University Institute. Her doctoral research explores the creation, concretization, and contestation of collective indigenous land rights on Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast.
Robert Hamilton is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law (Canada).