Queering International Law: Possibilities, Alliances, Complicities, Risks


Queering International Law: Possibilities, Alliances, Complicities, Risks

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).

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  • Professor Dianne Otto
    Professor Dianne Otto, Director - Institute for International Law and the Humanities