Speaker: Kamala Visweswaran
Title: Registering the Violence of Law
Subtitle: Judicial Irony in Gujarat Since 2002
Institution: School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego
Place: La Jolla, California, United States
Date: November 20, 2014
»Justice is scalar, and in multiple ways. While legal cases might be tracked through the lower to upper courts, legal action also inhabits what geographers call scale-jumping: the efforts of local actors to move a set of events out of the domestic and into a larger domain of debate or adjudication. What happens when the terrain of rights shifts from the local to the national, regional, or international? What ironies emerge between the struggle for justice at the local level and the articulation of rights violations at the national or international level?
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