Dr John Reynolds Delivers Talk to University of Kent

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 00:00

Dr John Reynolds of the Department of Law gave an invited lecture on 27 January 2015 at the University of Kent’s Centre for Critical International Law. Dr. Reynolds spoke about ‘Racialised States of Emergency in the (Post)Colony’, drawing on his research on the operation of emergency law doctrines in contexts of colonial history in Kenya, the ‘colonial present’ in Palestine, and the settler colonial state apparatus in Australia. Dr Reynolds has written previously on states of emergency in relation to the origins of the doctrine of emergency in international human rights law, the relevance of emergency governance to the 2011 Arab uprisings, the political economy of states of emergency, and the Israeli Supreme Court jurisprudence on the state of emergency. The University of Kent is one of Maynooth University’s international partners; more information can be found at the Centre for Critical International Law.