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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

On 30-31 July, the Centre will be hosting “Aspirational Rituals: Promises and Utopias in Human Rights”. An interdisciplinary workshop with participants from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the UK, “Aspirational Rituals” will investigate the interlinked concepts of utopia and promise, and ask how the language of imagination, hope, futurity, and conclusion function in contemporary human rights. Further details can be found here.

Karima Bennoune, professor of international law at the University of California–Davis School of Law and CIGJ visitor, recently published this fascinating article on the Women’s Court in Bosnia on the blog Peace is Loud. Readers may also want to check out Karima’s TED talk. 

 

 


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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News & Events

Karima Bennoune

Karima Bennoune

CIGJ is looking forward to welcoming Karima Bennoune, Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, who will be visiting us at the end of this month. Professor Bennoune will discuss her recent book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism at a public lecture on Thursday 29 May, and the following day she will host a masterclass for PhD scholars and early career researchers on research methods, drawing on her experience serving on human rights missions in the Middle East.

Before joining the University of California, Professor Bennoune taught at Rutgers School of Law and Michigan Law School. She is the first Arab-American to win the Derrick Bell Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups. She has served as a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and on the board of directors of Amnesty International USA. Currently, she sits on the Board of the Network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws.