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Annual CAS conference: Law Matters, 24 May 2013

A joint event by the Centre of African Studies and the Global Justice Academy

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Centre of African Studies Conference, a joint event with the Global Justice Academy. 

The workshop is free and open to anyone that wants to attend.  Please register by sending an email to:

Venue: 6th floor Staff room, Chrystal McMillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD.

Convenors: Gerhard Anders and Jose-Maria Munoz


10:30 - 11:00: Registration and Coffee

11:00 – 11:30: Welcome by the convenors

11:30 – 12:00: Keynote speech by Christine Bell (University of Edinburgh) on constitutions and peace agreements in Africa.

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 14:45: 1st panel - Transitional justice, International Criminal Justice

Valerie Arnould (SOAS London): Transitional Justice and Democratisation Processes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sabine Höhn (University of Glasgow): How Law Matters: The ICC, Kenya's Civil Society and the Quest for Accountability.

Mariane Ferme (University of California, Berkeley): Mimicry and Custom in the Forced Marriage Debate at the SCSL.

14:45 – 15:15: Coffee break

15:15 – 16:30: 2nd panel - The Confines of State Law

Cherry Leonardi (Durham University): The Idea of the Law in South Sudan.

Karine Bennafla (University of Lyon): The geography of informality, illegality and illegalism: Notes from Central Africa and Morocco

16:30 - 18:15: 3rd panel - Policing and Law Enforcement

Julia Hornberger (University of Konstanz): Policing of Intellectual Property in South Africa.

Jana Hönke (University of Edinburgh) Plural Policing in African Business Spaces. Mining companies, policing practices and the law in South Africa

Alice Hills (Durham University): Somalia Works: Policing and Law as a Changing Process.

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