Behind the Scenes: Writing More Diverse Textbooks on International Law and Human Rights

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Friday 26th April 2024 (13:00-15:00)
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Notwithstanding considerable academic scholarship on more diverse and inclusive teaching of international law, less attention is paid to the textbooks and learning material that underpin our teaching practices. In light of the recent publication of the new textbook Public International Law: A Multi-Perspective Approach edited by Sué González-Hauck, Raffaela Kunz and Max Milas (Taylor and Francis, 2024), the HRLC is hosting a workshop to discuss the potentials and difficulties in writing more diverse textbooks on international law and human rights law.

The textbook started off as the first public international law textbook written using Wikimedia Foundation’s open platform, Wikibooks, and grew into the first Open Access textbook on public international law. The textbook adopts a multi-perspective approach in terms of intellectual approaches, gender and regional representation. It also engages with themes and topics that are not typically covered in public international law textbooks, including a part on history, theory and methods, and chapters, for example, on international migration law and international climate regime.

We will be joined by the editors of the textbook: Sué González-Hauck (DeZIM Institute, Germany), Raffaela Kunz (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and Max Milas (University of Münster, Germany) as well as discussants Sangeeta Shah (University of Nottingham) and Elena Abrusci (Brunel University).

We will also be joined by many of the authors of the chapter on human rights law including: Thamil Ananthavinayagan (Department of Justice, Ireland), Walter Arévalo-Ramírez (University of Rosario, Colombia), Grazyna Baranowska (Hertie School, Germany), Annalisa Ciampi (University of Verona, Italy), Verena Kahl (Hamburg University, Germany), Mando Rachovitsa (University of Nottingham, UK) and Jens Theilen (Helmut-Schmidt University, Germany).

The event will be chaired by Aoife Nolan (University of Nottingham). 

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