Reconceiving Engagement with International Law in a Populist Era

United Nations

Overview

This ARC-funded project seeks to address the fundamental problem of how to reconceive engagement by states with the international legal order, in the face of a sustained populist backlash. It proposes to develop a new analytical framework to evaluate the origins, impact and evolution of populist concerns about international law. The project focusses on four case study countries (India, Philippines, UK and US) and engagement in four selected institutions (UN Human Rights Council, UN Security Council, World Health Organisation andthe World Trade Organisation). It seeks to identify steps that Australia can take to promote greater engagement in the international legal order. This project builds on the ‘Navigating the Backlash against Global Law and Institutions’ ANU Global Research Partnerships Project.

Fields of research

International Law; Human Rights and Justice Issues, Law, Governance and Development, Military and Security Law. 

Chief investigators

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Professor Jeremy Farrall

Professor Jolyon Ford SFHEA

Associate Professor Imogen Saunders

Partner investigators

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Professor Peter G. Danchin

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON

Professor Shruti Rana

Project outputs

Jolyon Ford, 'Reimagining Human Rights in an Age of Populism' (Routledge, in press)

Media

ANU Law scholars secure landmark ARC Discovery Project funding

Jobs/opportunities

Events

  • Reconceiving Engagement with International Law in the Populist Era Workshop 1: This workshop, to be held in Canberra on Thursday December 15 2022, will draw together key discussants from practice, academia and government to consider issues of populism and Australia’s engagement with the international legal order.

Project start

2022

Project status

Active

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