The Justice System: Power, Violence and Responsibility of Civil Society

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 14:00-15:20
Location: Constitution Hall (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)

Language: English

This plenary focuses on "the justice system".  Speakers will outline the idea of justice embedded in their work and speak about the ways in which state and non state institutional processes inhibit/enhance possibilities of justice.  At the core, what is "the justice system" in different contexts? How does this speak to different strands of resistance and what are the specific ways in which it might imbibe the reasonings emanating from "civil society" - and what are the ways in which power (in what forms?) inhibits justice. Speakers will open out the theme of the plenary with reference to their work and contexts - and trace the connections with other societies and other historical moments.
Session Organizers:
Kalpana KANNABIRAN, Council for Social Development, India and Marina KURKCHIYAN, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Marina KURKCHIYAN, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Access to Justice in Contexts of Precarious State Institutions
Arturo ALVARADO MENDOZA, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
The Sociology of Law as Public Sociology: How Can Empirical Research Enhance Justice
Vadim VOLKOV, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Justice for Victims of Crime
Jo-Anne WEMMERS, Universite de Montreal, Canada
The Arc of Justice in the Era of Routinized Violence
Bandana PURKAYASTHA, University of Connecticut, United States
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