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Law and conflicts over water in the Krishna River Basin
Radha D’Souza

underwent radical transformation. Indeed, it is possible to argue that the schisms internalized in the legal systems enabled new forms of imperial relations to emerge after the old forms of political colonialism ended. This paper attempts to locate the role of law within debates on the imperialist nature of world political economy after international law, through the UN Charter

in Law, history, colonialism
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Imperialism and the (de)composition of law
Peter Fitzpatrick

Americas – dominium as a combination of sovereign and proprietary title – and fathered international law – and provided a consummate legitimation for one of the more spectacularly rapacious imperial powers. Beginning with Vitoria and that ambivalence, this chapter offers a brief history of imperial law, focusing ultimately on its terminal failure in colonialism. What this

in Law, history, colonialism
Human rights and humanitarianism in the 1980s
Roland Burke

cases’, Amnesty gestured to the need for some effort to use the individually abused person as a thematic vector. More facility with ‘the individual case’ was needed in this context ‘to draw attention to those situations which give rise to torture, that is, to link individual cases with broader (e.g. economic, political) questions’. 24 Again, while set in the prose of the Committee and the vernacular of international law

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
Understanding Britain’s 1918–20 moment in the Middle East
Clothilde Houot

international laws formulated in the matter of military administration insisted on the maintenance of the status quo that prevailed before the war, British officials started early to plan the future administration of these areas once the war was over. 21 The ‘Civil Administration’ of Iraq was not really meant to be temporary and, as far as the Basra area was concerned, annexation was seriously contemplated by members of the India Office who interpreted in their own way the Hague convention. 22

in Exiting war
Bronwen Everill

African City: Lagos, 1760–1900 (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007), pp. 91–102; Robin Law, ‘Abolition and Imperialism: International Law and British Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade’, in Derek Peterson (ed.), Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa, and the Atlantic (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2010), p. 158; Bronwen Everill, ‘Bridgeheads of

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
Amnesty International in Australia
Jon Piccini

of harsh immigration policies maintained by both sides of politics. 98 Policies like the mandatory detention of immigrants arriving by boat were ‘in breach of the UN [Refugee] convention and it’s in breach … of international law’, Amnesty national president Kathy Kingston protested. 99 Political scientist Stephen Hopgood argues in his 2013 book, The Endtime of Human Rights , that

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
Three centuries of Anglophone humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism
Trevor Burnard, Joy Damousi, and Alan Lester

health visitors’. As Thompson concludes, ‘Nowhere are the moral hazards of humanitarianism during decolonisation more apparent than in relation to the forced resettlement of civilians – a recurrent feature of military operations in counter-insurgencies that remains poorly regulated by international law to this day’. 87 Decolonisation was a time of considerable flux for international humanitarian organisations seeking to gain access and promote

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
Jennifer Pitts

. 7 After two centuries during which the field of international law had come to insist on a neat separation between two types of law – domestic law within states, and international law between states – legal thinkers seem recently to be discovering the possibility of a more diverse, capacious and messy global legal order. The theorist William Twining, for instance, has recently urged a challenge to the common perception of law as monist, statist and positivist: that is, as imagining legal systems as internally coherent and mutually exclusive, and regarding law as

in Making the British empire, 1660–1800
Hao Gao

This discourse of injury, moreover, went hand-in-hand with the popular image of ‘oriental brutality’ in the nineteenth-century West. It was in these contexts that the contemporary British pro-war narrative tended to concentrate on Lin Zexu's cruelty in enforcing the Chinese laws and how his conduct violated international law. Lin Zexu, indeed, blockaded the foreign factories to force the surrender of opium. He threatened those who engaged in the opium trade with the death penalty. He also tried his best to drive the British community out of China, after the British

in Creating the Opium War
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Jason Peacey

relating to the legal systems that were employed in imperial settings, and the need to recognise the central importance of a legal pluralism that accepted the legitimacy and indeed utility and necessity of multiple legal systems. This is something that has conventionally been explored in domestic or European settings, but it is now an increasingly important dimension of work on international law, and on the history of empires. It is also another feature of Ken MacMillan’s work, in terms of the way in which the British empire in America revolved around Roman law, rather

in Making the British empire, 1660–1800