Queering International Law: Possibilities, Alliances, Complicities, Risks

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Staff Common Room, Level 9, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton

The Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) together with Melbourne Journal of International Law (MJIL) warmly invite you to join in celebrating the launch of

Queering International Law: Possibilities, Alliances,

Complicities, Risks

Edited by Dianne Otto

Routledge Research in International Law series

The collection will be launched by: Wayne Morgan (ANU)

Mistress of Ceremonies: Mimi Oorloff (MJIL co-editor and RA for book)

Closing Remarks: Dianne Otto (MLS)

This ground-breaking collection reflects the growing momentum of interest in the international legal community in meshing the insights of queer legal theory with those critical theories that have a much longer genealogy – notably postcolonial and feminist analyses. Beyond the push in the human rights field to ensure respect for the rights of people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, queer legal theory provides a means to examine the structural assumptions and conceptual architecture that underpin the normative framework and operation of international law, highlighting bias and blind spots and offering fresh perspectives and practical innovations. The contributors to the book use queer legal theory to critically analyse the basic tenets and operations of international law, with many surprising, thought-provoking and instructive results. The following are contributors: Rahul Rao (SOAS), Doris Buss and Blair Rutherford (Carleton), Monika Zalnieriute (MLS), Vanja Hamzić (SOAS), Tamsin Phillipa Paige (UNSW), Maria Elander (LaTrobe), Ratna Kapur (Jindal/Queen Mary), Aeyal Gross (Tel Aviv/SOAS), Anniken Sørlie (Oslo), Bina Fernandez (UMelb), Nan Seuffert (Wollongong), and Dianne Otto (MLS)

See further: https://www.routledge.com/Queering-International-Law-Possibilities-Alliances-Complicities-Risks/Otto/p/book/9781138289918