Seminar Programme

Plurality at Last? Legal Internationalism beyond Eurocentrism and Patriarchy                     

22 -26 August 2022

P674, Porthania building (Yliopistonkatu 3, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Monday, 22 August
10:00 – 10:30 Registration at P674, Porthania building (6th floor)
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome & Introduction
Immi Tallgren & Reetta Toivanen (UH)
10.45 – 12:15 Lecture: The Power of Legal Imagination: From Europe to the World
Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki)
12:15 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 15:00 Lecture: Re-thinking ‘Race’ and International Law
Christopher Gevers (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 17:00 Workshop: Re-thinking ‘Race’ and International Law
Christopher Gevers (et al.)
17:00 Welcome reception
Hosted by the Dean of the Faculty of Law
 
Tuesday, 23 August  
10:00 – 11:00 Lecture: Reparations for Slavery and Colonialism: Material or Immaterial Justice?
Parvathi Menon (University of Helsinki)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Continued: Reparations for Slavery and Colonialism: Material or Immaterial Justice?
Parvathi Menon (University of Helsinki)
12:15 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45 Lecture: Refugee scholarship and the Transformation of the Concept of Justice
Kaius Tuori (University of Helsinki)
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:30 Group work: Transformation of the Concept of Justice in International Law
Kaius Tuori (University of Helsinki) & Pamela Slotte (Åbo Akademi/University of Helsinki)
17:00 Social Programme: Trip to Suomenlinna Island
 
Wednesday, 24 August  
10:00 – 12:00 Panel: Portraits of ‘Women’ in International Law: New Names and Forgotten Faces?
Hilary Charlesworth, Christopher Gevers, Karen Knop, Parvathi Menon, Immi Tallgren
12:00 – 13.30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Lecture: Feminist Approaches to International Law
Sari Kouvo (European External Action Service & University of Gothenburg)
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 Lecture: Gender-based Violence and International Law
Johanna Niemi, UH, Dean of the Faculty of Law
17:00 Social Programme: Drinks
Thursday, 25 August
09:30 – 12:30 Panel: Plurality in Institutional Practice of Legal InternationalismLeena Avonius (Human Resources Specialist, Crisis Management Centre), Sari Kouvo (European External Action Service) & Ambassador Marja Lehto (International Law Commission member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland)

The panel discussion will take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A light lunch will be served after the panel discussion.

13:00 – 14:15 Panel: Migration & WhitenessDaria Krivonos (UH), Kolar Aparna (UH), Jukka Könönen (UH) & Magda Kmak (ÅA)
14:15 – 14:30
Break
14:30 – 15:30 Lecture: Law, Migration and Human MobilityMagdalena Kmak (Åbo Akademi)
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 Workshop: Law, Mobility and RacialisationMagdalena Kmak (ÅA) & Reetta Toivanen (UH)
Friday, 26 August
10:00 – 12:00 Lecture: Eastern Europe and Legal Internationalism
Lauri Mälksoo (University of Tartu)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Lecture & Workshop: Plurality and Current Affairs in Legal Internationalism – Indigenous Perspectives
Reetta Toivanen (University of Helsinki)
15:00 – 16:00 Wrap-up
Martti Koskenniemi, Reetta Toivanen & Immi Tallgren (University of Helsinki)

Lectures and panels (excluding the last panel on Thursday afternoon) will be streamed live. Note that workshops and group work sessions are not streamed or recorded.

The programme is subject to changes.