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BBC World Service

Katerina Galai, TLSI Fellow 2016, was invited to participate in BBC World Service NewsHour Extra radio programme on Mercenaries and the business of war. It aired in October 2016.

Link to the podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p049gt5h

Critical Transitional Justice Network

The network hosted a seminar at the ICESI in Colombia which included TLSI Fellows Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Gabriel Rojas, Lina Buchely and Catalina Valejo. The debates were lively and the conference was an important grounding for CRITICTJ members.

They have taught classes via Skype. Gabriel taught one from Colombia to Brazil (UFMG), Emilio taught one from Brazil to Colombia (Los Andes), Raman Natarajan and Noemí Pérez Básquez did the same from India and East Timor.

Universidad de Los Andes hosted an event with Wolfgang Dietrich and they supported an event with Albie Sachs at the UFMG in October 2016.

From 23 - 25 November 2016, the network will host, at the UFMG, the III International Congress on Transitional Justice. Emilio, Gabriel, Noemí, Ram and Carlos Alberto Brazo Ramirez will be participating.  More information on this event can be found on the network's Facebook.

The network on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRITICTJ/

Judicial Reforms in the Global South, September 2016

Report from TLSI 2016 Fellow George Radics

From 19-20 September 2016, legal scholars and practitioners from Latin American and Southeast Asia met at the University of Liverpool in Singapore campus to discuss Judicial Reforms in the Global South.

Countries represented include Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore.  The opening address was delivered by Associate Professor Daniel Goh, Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, and the closing speeches were delivered by Professor Andrew Harding from the National University of Singapore School of Law and Professor Jose-Manuel Barreto of the Universidad de los andes (Colombia) School of Law.  Over 300 people attended the opening and closing seminars over the two days.  Participants in the workshop participated in intensive writing workshops, lunches with community activists in Singapore, and an opening dinner at the National University of Singapore.  

More information about the project can be found here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalSouthLegalities/

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgDq_2jhiz5CNVokbTgP-aA

Website:  https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sociology-social-policy-and-criminology/research/research-projects/judicial-reforms-in-the-global-south/about/

The TransLocal Law Research Group workshop, July 2016

The TransLocal Law Research Group’s (TLL-RG) annual workshop took place on July 3-4 2016 at King’s College London. The workshop was possible thanks to the financial support of the ‘TLI Small Grant- King’s College’. During the workshop, this international research group came together to discuss research projects, to develop core intellectual strands (movement) and the identity of the research group as well as to focus on future engagements.

The workshop allowed the TLL-RG to:

  • develop a common analytic lexicon and vocabulary.
  • propose key questions from which to develop further our inquiries on the ways in which transnational processes are shaping, challenging and confronting local social struggles in the legal realm.
  • elaborate on the ideas we have been developing throughout since the 2015 TLSI.
  • work on the proposal of a special journal issue. 

For further information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/law/tli/about/translocal-law-research-group.aspx

Email: translocal.law@gmail.com

Network and Research Groups created from TLSI

Transnationalisation of Legal Education Research Group

Translocal Law Research Group

Critical Transitional Justice Network  

TLSI 2017

There will not be a London TLSI in 2017.  We hope to have a 'satellite TLSI 2017' in Australia, more news to come soon.

Photos from the TLSI 2015 & 2016 can be found on The School’s Flickr account

TLSI 2016 

The Transnational Law Summer Institute convened from 21 – 30 June 2016. The TLSI is a10-day workshop for advanced doctoral students and early-career academics.

The Institute featured focus-workshops on reading and writing as well as teaching at the interdisciplinary boundaries of law and globalisation, along with selected theme lectures and two full days of engaging with a seminal text in context.

The Institute is aimed at providing early career scholars and experienced lawyers with a first-hand opportunity to submit their ideas on research, teaching as well as possible forms of civic engagement to collegial feedback, both from their peers and from established, world-renowned experts.

The Transnational Law Summer Institute video can be found here and to the right. 

Programme Overview and Keynote Speakers

TLSI 2016 detailed Call for Applications 

TLSI 2016 Programme Overview    TLSI 2016 Keynote Lectures Poster

You have been emailed the programme, background readings and the final details.  Please check your email for any programme or logistical information.

You have also been emailed information on the Writing Workshops and have the email addresses of your writing workshop conveners and participants.  Feel free to email your group.  Please read and feedback on all papers in your group.  Papers of your group will not be printed, please bring them with you.

Confirmed keynote speakers for 2016 are:

Saskia Sassen

Holes in the Tissue of Law

Tuesday June 21 15:30-17:00 /Chair: Peer Zumbansen

 

Yves Dezalay & Bryant Garth

Reflections on Double Agents’ Strategies in Dealing in Virtue

and our Later Research Trajectory

Wednesday June 22 11:15-12:15 / Chair: Florian Grisel

 

Hauke Brunkhorst

Democracy under siege: Decay of global constitutionalism and structural transformation of the public sphere

Wednesday June 22 15:15-16:45 / Chair: Simon Archer

 

Luis Eslava

Rethinking the Developmental State:

Transformative Teaching and Learning in International Law

Thursday June 23 16:00-17:00 / Chair: Peer Zumbansen

 

Fleur Johns

Automating Judgment, Judging Automation:

Human-Nonhuman Alliances in International Law and Policy

Friday June 24 16:00-17:00 / Chair: Prabha Kotiswaran

 

NAZDEEK: Sukti Dhital, Francesca Feruglio and Jayshree Satpute

Legal Mobilisation from the Grassroots: Labour and Human Rights in Action and Pedagogy in Assam, India

Saturday June 25 11:45-12:45 / Chair: Kriti Kapila

 

Albie Sachs

Reason and Passion in the Law:

Tock-Tick, the Working of a Judicial Mind

Monday June 27 14:00-15:00 / Chair: Heinz Klug

 

MS Sornarajah

Is Transnational Law and Instrument of Neoliberalism?:

The Experience of the International Investment Law

Tuesday June 28 11:30-12:30 / Chair: Prabhakar Singh

 

Ruti Teitel

Globalising Transitional Justice

Wednesday 29 June 11:15-12:15 / Chair: Marisa Fassi

 

Acommodation and arrival information 2016

Programme registration takes place at midday on Tuesday 21 June 2016. Information on the first day and full programme details have now been sent, please check your email.

As many of you will be travelling to the UK/London for the programme check-in for accommodation opens on Monday 20 June (14:00). Accommodation has been arranged for all delegates for 20 June – 1 July (11 nights). The accommodation is modern self-catered rooms at Moonraker Point, Pocock Street, London SE1 0FN.

You will be able to leave luggage if you arrive early.

This is a link to purchase extra nights' accommodation 1 July onwards. Booking Moonraker before 20 June will not be possible so if you arrive in London before 20 June you are advised to find your own accommodation.

Please call the 24 hour number for any accommodation queries: +44 (0)207 928 4244

How to Apply

Applications opened on Tuesday 5 January 2016 and closed on Monday 8 February 2016 (midnight, GMT).  Decisions were communicated in mid-March.  Successful applicants must accept their offer by Friday 8 April.

Applications will be via 'King's Apply' from Tuesday 5 January 2016.  You will need to download and complete two forms as part of the application process, as well as uploading a personal statement, CV and sample of your written work. 

Application forms

Information on the application process and application guidelines.

The forms you need to complete and upload can be found below:
TLSI Applicant Research Summary Form
TLSI Applicant Travel Bursary Form

Enquiries should be directed to tlsi@kcl.ac.uk 

Scholarships for successful applicants

All successful applicants will be offered a scholarship to participate in TLSI 2016. This includes all programme costs and materials, self-catering accommodation and some meals for participants. Applicants may apply to be considered for a travel bursary. 

Departure information 2016

The programme officially ends at 7pm on Thursday 30 June and you will be required to check-out of accommodation by 10am on Friday 1 July.  

Visa requirements 2016

If you do not have a European Union passport and you stated you need a visa in your application then you will be issued with a visa letter to support any necessary visa application.  These are being sent by post. If you need an electronic copy, please email. (Please note that the visa letter will be sent to the correspondence address you have supplied.)

It is very important that you establish if you are required to have a visa to travel to the UK. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they meet visa requirements and if you are unsure then this website may help: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Travel information 2016

The nearest rail stations to Moonraker Point are London Bridge and London Waterloo.  The nearest tube stations are Borough, Southwark, Waterloo or London Bridge.  Please see the Transport for London website www.tfl.gov.uk or City Mapper website https://citymapper.com/london/ to plan your route. 

Moonraker Point is a 25 minute pleasant walk along the South bank of the river, over Blackfriars or Waterloo Bridge then onto the Strand.  

You can also get a tube from Southwark to Westminster, then change and get off at Temple.  Temple is the nearest tube station to King’s College Strand campus.  An oyster card or contactless credit card is recommended.

You can also take bus 168 from Waterloo Road (St George's Circus -Stop P – toward Hampstead) and get off at bus stop Lancaster Place (Stop T). The journey last around 15 minutes. Buses do not take cash, only oyster or contactless debit/credit cards.

King's College Strand campus is on the Strand (London, WC2R 2LS)

Please find a campus map here and directions here.  King’s College Strand campus is closest to Temple, Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations, and Charing Cross and Waterloo rail stations.  Please see this website to help plan your route: www.tfl.gov.uk

TLSI Faculty Biographies

 

TLSI 2015

TLSI 2015

The 2015 Transnational Law Summer Institute was convened from 28 June - 10 July 2015. The TLSI is an annual 12-day workshop for advanced doctoral students and early-career legal academics.

The Institute featured focus-workshops on reading and writing as well as teaching at the interdisciplinary boundaries of law and globalization, along with selected theme lectures and two full days of engaging with a seminal text in context.

52 TLSI Fellows from 27 countries came to London, working on a range of research projects. 

The Institute is aimed at providing early career scholars with a first-hand opportunity to submit their ideas on research, teaching as well as possible forms of civic engagement to collegial feedback, both from their peers and from established, world-renowned experts. 

Professor Harry Arthurs: TLI Distinguished Lecture in Transnational Labour Law

Professor Upendra Baxi: TLSI Distinguished Lecture

Professor Sally Merry: Inaugural Keynote Lecture

Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos: TLSI Distinguished Lecture

Professor Eve Darian-Smith: TLSI Distinguished Lecture

 

Information for TLSI Fellows 2015

Visa requirements 2015

If you do not have a European Union passport then you will be issued with a visa letter to support any necessary visa application.  These are being sent by post. If you need an electronic copy, please email. (Please note that the visa letter will be sent to the correspondence address you have supplied.)

It is very important that you establish if you are required to have a visa to travel to the UK. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they meet visa requirements and if you are unsure then this website may help: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Accommodation and arrival information 2015

Programme registration takes place at midday on Sunday 28 June 2015 followed by introductions and welcome to the programme. Information on the first day and full programme details will be sent in due course.

As many of you will be travelling to the UK/London for the programme check-in for accommodation opens from 2pm on Saturday 27 June (you will not be able to check into accommodation before this time). Accommodation has been arranged for all delegates for 27 June – 9 July (13 nights). The accommodation is modern self-catered rooms at Moonraker Point, Pocock Street, London SE1 0FN.

You will be able to leave luggage if you arrive early.

Please call the 24 hour number for any accommodation queries: +44 (0)207 928 4244

Departure information 2015

The programme officially ends at 7pm on Thursday 9 July and you will be required to check-out of accommodation by 10am on Friday 10 July

Programme 2015

Programme overview

You have all been emailed the programme and final details.  Please check your email for any programme or logistical information.

You have also been emailed information on the Writing Workshops and have the email addresses of your writing workshop conveners and participants.  Feel free to email your group.  You have been informed on who to present on, please check as this was updated.  Papers of your group will not be printed, please bring them with you.

Travel Information 2015

The nearest rail stations to Moonraker Point are London Bridge and London Waterloo.  The nearest tube stations are Borough, Southwark, Waterloo or London Bridge.  Please see the Transport for London website www.tfl.gov.uk  to plan your route. 

Moonraker Point is a 20-25 minute pleasant walk along the South bank of the river, over Blackfriars or Waterloo Bridge then onto the Strand.  

You can also get a tube from Southwark to Westminster, then change and get off at Temple.  Temple is the nearest tube station to King’s College Strand campus.  An oyster card is recommended.

You can also take bus 168 from Waterloo Road (St George's Circus -Stop P – toward Hampstead) and get off at bus stop Lancaster Place (Stop T). The journey last around 15 minutes. Buses do not take cash, only oyster or contactless debit/credit cards.

King's College Strand campus is on the Strand (London, WC2R 2LS)

Please find a campus map here and directions here.  King’s College Strand campus is closest to Temple, Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations, and Charing Cross and Waterloo rail stations.  Please see this website to help plan your route: www.tfl.gov.uk

TLSI Faculty 2015

        

 

 

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