Post-colonial justice? The Minutes of Evidence Project

  • Date: 9 June 2016
  • Time: 18:30-20:00
  • Venue: Graham Wallas Room, 5th floor, Old Building, LSE
  • Chair: Iavor Rangelov, LSE
  • Speakers: Jennifer Balint, University of Melbourne and Ralph Wilde, UCL

London Transitional Justice Network and Security in Transition, LSE

Post-colonial justice?
The Minutes of Evidence Project

This event discusses the Minutes of Evidence Project, a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, education experts, performance artists, community members and government and community organizations to promote new modes of publicly engaging with historical and structural injustice. Using the record of an 1881 Parliamentary Inquiry in the colony of Victoria, the project uses theatre, education and research to create ‘meeting points’ to consider Australia’s past, present and future – to spark public conversations about structural justice. In so doing, the project considers the role of the record of law and what can be generated through its reactivation and whether such engagement can serve as an important adjunct to the pursuit of more formal legal avenues for redress and reform.

Jennifer Balint is Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies, Criminology/ School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her work considers the constitutive role of law, with a focus on genocide and state crime. Her book, Genocide, State Crime and the Law: In the Name of the State was published by GlassHouse/Routledge in 2012.

Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws at University College London, and the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law. His previous work focused on the concept of trusteeship over people in international law and public policy. His current ERC-funded project is on the extraterritorial application of human rights law.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For queries please email r.fitzharris@lse.ac.uk. A map of the LSE is available here.