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.
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
Jolyon Ford, 'Reimagining Human Rights in an Age of Populism' (Routledge, in press)
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.