International Law's Objects

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  • Copyright: 2018-12-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Jessie Hohmann, Lecturer in Law, QMUL, ,Daniel Joyce, Lecturer in Law, UNSW Australia,

Dr. Hohmann is a lecturer in law at Queen Mary, University of London. She researches in the areas of human rights and international law, with particular interests in how human rights push at the normative limits of international law. She has written a book on The Right to Housing: Law, Concepts, Possibilities (Hart, 2013, paperback 2014) which was shortlisted for the SLS prize. She also researches on indigenous rights. Her publications have considered the role of icons in human rights struggles, and how visions of social transformation connect with legal regulations and rights.

Dr. Joyce is a lecturer in law at UNSW Australia. He researches in the areas of international law and media law. His publications have considered the role of representation and of the media in shaping international law, as well as focusing on the evidentiary and historical aspects of international legal processes and institutions. At UNSW Law he lectures in the compulsory subject Law in a Global Context and offers elective subjects in media law and media and human rights. He is currently acting convenor for the international law stream within the Faculty of Law and co-ordinator for the postgraduate workshop of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theorising the Material Culture of International Law
1. International Law's Cabinet of Curiosities, Dan Joyce
2. Objects and the Life of International Law, Jessie Hohmann
3. Things We Can Make and Do with International Law, Fleur Johns
4. Saying and Showing with International Law, Wouter Werner
Part 2: The Objects of International Law
i Order & Authority
1. Indigenous Sovereign Treaty Marks, Tanja Aalberts
2. African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights Building, Nicole De Silva
3. OS Grid Ref NM 68226 84912/ OS Grid Ref TQ 30052 80597, Gerry Simpson
4. The Axum Steele, Lucas Lixinski
5. Insulae Moluccae: Dutch East India Company Map, Kate Miles
ii Commodities
1. Ships' Ballast, Lolita Buckner-Inniss
2. One Cubic Tonne of Co2, Julia Dehm
3. Sugar, Michael Fakhri
4. Opium, Jessie Hohmann
5. The Purse Seine, Andrew Lang
6. Barcelona Traction Share, Giuseppe Bianco and Filippo Fontanelli
iii Technologies
1. Polymetallic Nodules from the Ocean Floor, Surabhi Ranganathan
2. Las Dechiqueteuse/The Paper Shredder, Immi Tallgren
3. The Gavel, James Parker
4. Glyphosate, Allesandra Arcuri
5. Railway Clocks, Geoffrey Gordon
iv Violence
1. La Chicotte, Anne-Charlotte Martineau
2. Treaty Canoe, Ruth Buchanan and Jeffery Hewitt
3. The Drone, Ioannis Kalpouzos
4. War Planes, Alex Mills
5. Boots, Kimberley Trapp
v Movement
1. The Passport, Sarah Dehm
2. Border Check Point, the Moldovan Republic of Transnistria, Francois Finck
3. Somali Pirate Skiff, Douglas Guilfoyle
4. Refugee Chains, Alison Kesby
5. The AIDS virus, Therese Murphy
vi Images
1. The Screen, Christine Schwoebel-Patel and Wouter Werner
2. The Paintings of International Law's Textbooks, Jean D'Aspremont and Eric De Brabandere
3. Stained Glass Windows at the Peace Palace, Daniel Litwin
4. Postcard from the ICC, Sophie Rigney
5. Television, Daniel Joyce
vii Signs
1. The Jolly Roger, Ziv Bohrer
2. Breton Road Signs, Jacqueline Mowbray
3. Peace Sign in the 'Neutralised Zone' Colombia, Thomas MacManus
4. Western Sahara Boundary Marker, Jeffrey J Smith
5. Russian Flag at the North Pole, Rosemary Rayfuse
viii Subjects
1. Trees, Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli
2. The 'Good Urban Citizen', Helmut Aust
3. The Whale, Malgosia Fitzmaurice
4. Haiti Disaster Relief, Charlie Peevers

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