(Post)Colonial Injustice and Legal Interventions

Programme

26 and 27 January 2018

(Post-)Colonial Injustice and Legal Interventions

In Cooperation with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Concept: Wolfgang Kaleck (General Secretary, ECCHR)

Friday, 26 January 2018

(Post-)colonial perspectives on international law

1 – 1:30 pm
WELCOME
Johannes Odenthal (Programme Director, Akademie der Künste, Germany)
Thomas Krüger (President, Federal Agency for Civic Education, bpb, Germany)
Nikita Dhawan (Professor of Political Theory and Gender Studies, Universität Innsbruck, Austria / India)
Wolfgang Kaleck (General Secretary, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, ECCHR, Germany)

1:30 – 3 pm
KEYNOTE
Decolonisation, Reparations, Cosmopolitism: Towards a Third World International Law
Antony Anghie (Professor of Law, National University of Singapore and University of Utah, USA / Australia)
KEYNOTE
The Crisis of Human Rights – Why TWAIL still matters
Makau Mutua (Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo School of Law, USA)
Moderation: Wolfgang Kaleck (General Secretary, ECCHR, Germany)

3:30 – 5 pm
PANEL
Development policies, asymmetrical trade relations and global financial systems
Obiora Chinedu Okafor (Professor of Law, York University, Canada / Nigeria)
Luis Eslava (Senior Lecturer, Kent Law School, UK)
Celine Tan (Associate Professor of Law, University of Warwick, UK)
Moderation: Isabel Feichtner (Professor of Law, Universität Würzburg, Germany)

5:15 – 6:15 pm
ARTIST TALK
Ayrson Heráclito (Artist and Curator, Brazil)
Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Author, Rep. Congo / Austria)
Moderation: Johannes Odenthal (Programme Director, Akademie der Künste, Germany)

6:30 – 7:30 pm
JAZZ PEFORMANCE
The Wretched of the Earth
Texts from: Aimé Césaire, James Baldwin, Frantz Fanon, Edouard Glissant, Chenjerai Hove, Langston Hughes und Toni Morrison et al.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Author, Rep. Congo / Austria)
Denis Abrahams (Actor, Germany)
Ben Kraef (Saxophone, Germany)
Marco Mingarelli (Drums, Italy)
Fyodor Stepanov (Double Bass, Russia)

 

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Legal interventions in post-colonial times

10 – 11 am
FILM SCREENING
Excerpts from White Ghosts (D: Martin Baer, 2004, Germany)

11 am – 12:30 pm
PANEL
Crimes committed by colonial Germany against the Herero and Nama - legal interventions for recognition, reparations and land reform
Ester Muinjangue (Chairperson, Ovaherero Genocide Committee, Namibia)
Gesine Krüger (Professor of History, Universität Zürich, Switzerland)
Bernadus Swartbooi (former Deputy Minister of Land Reform, Namibia)
Moderation: Andreas Schüller (Lawyer, ECCHR, Germany)

1:30 – 3 pm
PANEL
Legal interventions against (post-)colonial crimes committed by European states
Liesbeth Zegveld (Lawyer, Prakken d’Oliveira, Netherlands)
Christophe Marchand (Lawyer, Cabinet d’avocats Jus Cogens, Belgium)
Mnyaka Sururu Mboro (Mchagga Teacher and Activist, Postkolonial e.V., Germany)
Christian Bommarius (Journalist and Author, Germany)
Moderation: Claire Tixeire (Lawyer, ECCHR, Germany)

3:30 – 5 pm
PANEL
Legal interventions against transnational corporations and against social and economic injustice – the ambivalences of human rights
Kranti LC (Lawyer, Human Rights Law Network, India)
Williams Chima (Lawyer, Environmental Rights Action, Nigeria)
Moderation: Carolijn Terwindt (Lawyer, ECCHR, Germany)

5 pm – 5:30 pm
CLOSING REMARKS
Wolfgang Kaleck (General Secretary, ECCHR, Germany) and Karina Theurer (Jurist, ECCHR, Germany)

Artistic Positions

26 January 2018 – 31 January 2018
Pariser Platz, Black Box
Ayrson Heráclito: O Sacudimento da Casa da Torre e O Sacudimento da Maison des Esclaves em Gorée
Video installation
Daily 11 am – 7pm

24 January 2018 – 24 February 2018
Pariser Platz, Max-Liebermann-Saal
Marcel Odenbach: Foundering and you can’t swim (Im Schiffbruch nicht schwimmen können)
Video installation, 2011
Daily 11 am – 7pm

24 January 2018 – 30 June 2018
Pariser Platz, Foyer
C& Center of unfinished business
Library of the international online platform for African perspectives on art, Contemporary And (C&) with literature about colonial legacies
Daily 10 am – 8pm