- Law Matters: Perpsectives from Africa
- Date and Time
- 24th May 2013 10:30 - 24th May 2013 18:15
- 6th floor, Crystal McMillan Building, 15a George Square
You are cordially invited to attend the annual Centre of African Studies Conference, a joint event with the Global Justice Academy.
10:30 - 11:00: Registration and Coffee
11:00 – 11:30: Welcome by the convenors
11:30 – 12:00: Keynote speech by Christine Bell (University of Edinburgh) on constitutions and peace agreements in Africa.
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch
13:00 – 14:45: 1st panel - Transitional justice, International Criminal Justice
Valerie Arnould (SOAS London): Transitional Justice and Democratisation Processes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sabine Höhn (University of Glasgow): How Law Matters: The ICC, Kenya's Civil Society and the Quest for Accountability.
Mariane Ferme (University of California, Berkeley): Mimicry and Custom in the Forced Marriage Debate at the SCSL.
14:45 – 15:15: Coffee break
15:15 – 16:30: 2nd panel - The Confines of State Law
Cherry Leonardi (Durham University): The Idea of the Law in South Sudan.
Karine Bennafla (University of Lyon): The geography of informality, illegality and illegalism: Notes from Central Africa and Morocco
16:30 - 18:15: 3rd panel - Policing and Law Enforcement
Julia Hornberger (University of Konstanz): Policing of Intellectual Property in South Africa.
Jana Hönke (University of Edinburgh) Plural Policing in African Business Spaces. Mining companies, policing practices and the law in South Africa
Alice Hills (Durham University): Somalia Works: Policing and Law as a Changing Process.
18:15 Drinks and Dinner.