Visweswaran 2013 Violence

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Speaker: Kamala Visweswaran

Title: Sexual Violence and Social Contradiction

Subtitle: Judicial Irony in Gujarat since 2002

Conference: Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association: Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice: Legal Challenges in Precarious Times (May 30 - June 2, 2013)

Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date: June 1, 2013

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | Indian History



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Speaker: Kamala Visweswaran, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: »It has been argued that the domestic laws of nations are increasingly mirroring international law and that the goal of international law is actually to effectuate this shift. Human rights law is one area where this shift is the most visible. What happens when the terrain of rights shifts from the local or national to the international? Are conflicts created between the struggle for justice at the local level and the articulation of rights violations at the international level? This paper attends to the visual in addressing some of the ironies and unintended consequences that followed from internationalizing the "Gujarat Genocide" as a human rights issue while cases of sexual violence resulting from the state-sponsored mass-based violence against the Muslim minority in Gujarat, 2002 moved slowly through local courts.« (Source: All Academic Research)


Added: January 3, 2015 – Last updated: January 3, 2015