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What do we mean by the temporalities of law, and why do they matter? Intuitively, we might think of examples like statute of limitations, sunset provisions, “speedy trials,” or the doctrine of desuetude. But thinking about law and time is just as important when it comes to questions of racial justice and human rights. On the one hand, there are questions of past justice: How might we account for racialized historical harms, such as those of colonial rule and enslavement? How do we determine the start of legal events in criminal law adjudication, and what effect does this have on ascriptions of legal responsibility? Is the law’s understanding of future risk in counter-terror law used to criminalize people of color? This event will bring together scholars working on law’s connection to time to consider the potential that thinking about law and time holds today.
(Chair) Dr. Tanzil Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London; Senior Research Fellow, Racial Justice Program, NYLS; Visiting Scholar, The New School
Dr. Zinaida Miller, Assistant Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Friday, April 29, 2022
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
This is an in-person event hosted by the Racial Justice Project.
Email Tanzil Chowdhury at email@example.com.