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International Lawyers in the Aftermath of Disasters: Inheriting from Radhabinod Pal and Upendra Baxi

Adil Hasan Khan

Third World Quarterly | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2016


In the present lives in the postcolony are beset by relentless disasters, generating great suffering and loss. How should an international lawyer conduct herself in response? Resisting the urge to construct these times as entirely unprecedented, this article attempts a response by drawing out the conduct of two ancestral Third World international lawyers responding to disasters in their own time. It reveals how disasters never simply occur but are actively produced by particular modes of conduct deployed by international lawyers. From their conduct we learn how to attend to the tasks of justice and responsibility in the aftermath of disaster by being responsive to the suffering and by recogn..

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