Race-ing Global Inequality, 9 December 2020

Race-ing Global Inequality is the second seminar of International Law Outside the Box, the 2020/2021 CELI Peace Talks, Annual Series of Leicester Law School's Centre for European Law and Internationalisation.
Race-ing Global Inequality, 9 December 2020

Race-ing Global Inequality

Two distinguished scholars, Prof. E. Tendayi Achiume, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; and Dr. Robert Knox, Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool Law School will discuss the forms of racial inequality in the global international order, including in foundations and operations of contemporary international law.

Professor Achiume’s will discuss inter alia, her recent report on racial and xenophobic discrimination, emerging digital technologies, and immigration enforcement – mapping the relationship between racism, AI and international law.

Dr Knox will examine the image of international law in relation to anti-racism, and will discuss how international law produces race and racialisation in ways which perpetuate global racial inequality.

The panel will also discuss the inherent whiteness of international law, and discuss helpful and unhelpful critiques of decolonisation initiatives in institutions and the difficulties involved in addressing white supremacy in the international legal academy.


Open to: All

Date and time: Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 18:00-19:30 (GMT)

Venue: Online on Microsoft Teams

To Book: The event is free of charge. Log in at https://bit.ly/39i4VI5 at the time of the event.

ContactFor further information please email the convenors, Dr Vidya Kumar and Dr Paolo Vargiu.

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