Join us at the next Work in Progress session, via Zoom, on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 at 12.00 noon UK time.

Our guest speaker will be Luis Eslava, Reader in International Law at Kent Law School, as our prestigious Glasgow Law Fellow, generously funded by the Sutherland Bequest.

Please see below the abstract, outlining the very interesting topic he will be speaking on.

If you’d like to join us via Zoom, please register via our Eventbrite page here and the Zoom log-in details for the session on 11 May will be included in your registration confirmation email.

The Experience of International Law: New Poverty and Violence in the 21st Century

“Global poverty is increasingly experienced as living just above the poverty line. Although this rise in ‘new poverty’ can be witnessed worldwide, communities in conflict-ridden contexts, particularly in the Global South, are among its most obvious victims. In this talk I will use ethnographic fieldwork materials collected over more than a decade in Colombia to engage with this changing nature of poverty in the 21st century. Bringing together insights from anthropology, history, political economy and legal theory, I will discuss the drivers behind, and the experience of, this new poverty. My work so far in this area points to the devastating effect on both institutions and individuals by the ground operation of today’s global legal and economic order and its radical decoupling of growth and global life.”