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Writing More Inclusive Histories of International Criminal Law: Lessons from the Slave Trade and Slavery

Haslam, Emily (2019) Writing More Inclusive Histories of International Criminal Law: Lessons from the Slave Trade and Slavery. In: Tallgren, Immi and Skouteris, Thomas, eds. The New Histories of International Criminal Law: Retrials. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-882963-8. (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198829638.003.0008) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:79158)

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Abstract

Historical master-narratives of international criminal law rest on a series of exclusions. Although there is growing recognition of the need to develop more inclusive histories of international criminal law, fundamental questions remain about the politics, methods, and agents of inclusion. This contribution explores some of the challenges of writing more inclusive international criminal legal histories and highlights some of the different registers within which questions of inclusion play out by reference to scholarship on the transatlantic slave trade and slavery. This rich literature provides an opportunity for reflecting on the dilemmas of more inclusive history writing in a cross-cultural racialized context. These challenges apply not just to the past. Scholarship on the slave trade, which has grappled with questions of agency, voice, and empathy, incites a challenge to the representation of victims in international criminal law today.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/oso/9780198829638.003.0008
Uncontrolled keywords: international criminal legal history, memory, slave trade, slavery, victims
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 09:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79158 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Haslam, Emily: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8125-2466
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