Commission on Legal Pluralism
Commission on Legal Pluralism
Call for reader contributions to the anniversary issue of the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law (March 2021)
This year’s third issue (volume 53, issue 3) will pay attention to the 40th anniversary of the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. The editors are aiming for various kinds of contributions, including those of readers of the journal. We would like to publish your experiences with the journal in the broadest sense. Hereby you find some suggestions for possible contributions:
- How have the journal and its thematic focus of legal pluralism contributed to the scholarship of readers in the broadest sense – methodologically, theoretically, in teaching and research?
- What are your experiences with the role of legal pluralism in your professional life outside academia — for instance in an NGO, a government agency or a social movement?
- What do you appreciate most in this journal? What topics or issues would deserve more attention than they get now?
Papers for this section of reader contributions will not be peer-reviewed, but need to meet the following general requirements:
- Word documents, Calibri 11;
- Length between 500 and 1.500 words (approx.);
- Meeting the journal’s general style requirements (e.g. for English language use, section headings, references etc., if applicable), which can be found on the journal’s website;
- Your contributions can be submitted by sending an email with your attached Word file to email@example.com before 1 August, 2021.
Message from the President and executive secretary (December 2020)
It is with great sorrow that we are following all COVID-19 developments and subsequent travel restrictions. We had been looking forward to meeting many of you during our biennial course and conference to take place in Brisbane, Australia in July 2020. Unfortunately, we had to cancel these meetings. Since travel possibilities are still uncertain in many parts of the world, we have not yet set a new date for the course and conference. Trust that we will inform you as soon as possible once we are able to set a new date.
Meanwhile, we hope you stay tuned with us and can find some inspiration on legal pluralism in the latest issue of our Journal of Legal Pluralism. The December 2020 issue will give you a varied and stimulating impression of our field. Check the Journal’s website for more information at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjlp20/current !
Stay tuned and healthy!
Janine Ubink (President) and Carolien Jacobs (Executive Secretary)
Van Vollenhoven Lecture 20.05. 2021 by Tania Li- In the Wake of the Plantation: Law and Human Rights in Indonesia
The Commission on Legal Pluralism is co-hosting the Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2021, and you are cordially invited to attend! Date: Thursday 20 May 2021, 13.30 CET, online.
Scholars working mainly in the Americas have argued that the emergence of plantations circa 1600 re-shaped the world order, embedding racialized modes of social, political and economic organization that resonated far beyond plantation borders. They have dubbed this the “plantationocene.” Inspired by this line of inquiry and focusing on Indonesia, this lecture argues that from the 1870 Agrarian Law through the 1960 Land Law, the emergence of the New Order and the 2020 pro-investment Omnibus Law, plantations have been central to the formation of Indonesia’s legal regimes. Plantations also entrench race-like social divides at the heart of the social order, and install political relations that are antithetical to human rights and enfranchised citizenship. Measures to protect customary land rights, small scale farms and ordinary citizens struggle to make headway in this milieu.
Tania Li is professor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are in culture, economy, environment, and development, especially in Indonesia's upland regions.
Please register for this lecture by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. On registration you will receive a link to the online meeting.
This lecture is organised by: The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (VVI), The Commission on Legal Pluralism, and The research programme Effective Protection of Fundamental Rights in a Pluralist World (EPFR)
Launch of the Centre for Legal Integration in Africa- invitation for collaboration
The Centre for Legal Integration in Africa (CLIA) is hosted in the Faculty of Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. It was launched in November 2020 to promote collaborative research, postgraduate teaching, and supervision. Its flagship teaching programme is an interdisciplinary LLM in Legal Pluralism and Family Law in Africa, which is billed to commence in January 2022. Click on this message to read more!
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 27-30 May: Call for papers and awards deadline extended!
The Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association will take place in Chicago, Ill (USA) and online, from 27-30 May. The theme of this year's meeting is 'Crisis, healing, re-imagining'. The deadline for submission of paper proposals has been extended until January 21, 2021. Find more information at: https://lawandsociety.site-ym.com/
9-13 November 2021 IUAES2021 Congress, Yucatán, Mexico
The 2021congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) will take place from 9-13 November 2021. The theme of the congress is 'Heritages, global interconnections in a possible world'. Thematic panel proposals can be submitted until January 30, 2021. From March 1 to April 30, it will be possible to submit paper proposals for the approved thematic panels. More information can be found at: https://www.iuaes2021yucatan.org/home/
9-14 March 2021 IUAES2020 Congress in Sibenik, Croatia
The (postponed) next congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) will take place from 9-14 March 2021. The theme of the congress is 'Coming of age on earth: Legacies and next generation anthropology'. It will be possible to attend on site or online. For more information, please visit: https://iuaes2020.conventuscredo.hr/