Whereto for Third-World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Scholarship?


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 609, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Labour Law & Development Research Laboratory invite you to a talk by O'Brien Fellow in Residence Dr Radha D'Souza, University of Westminster.


Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) has emerged as a particular type of critique within Public International Law. This approach has become popular among students and young researchers who are turning to TWAIL critique to address a wide range of issues in the international arena from global justice, wars, human rights, environment, development, trade negotiations and much else. This presentation will examine the TWAIL critique, what is distinctive about it and the challenges it faces going forward.

About the speaker

Radha DSouza holds a B.A (Philosophy, University of Mumbai), an LLB (University of Mumbai) and a PhD (Geography and Law, University of Auckland).

She practiced as a barrister in the High Court of Bombay and taught at the Universities of Auckland and Waikato in New Zealand before joining the University of Westminster's Department of Law. Radha is a writer, critic and commentator on Third World issues and a social justice activist. She teaches International Law and Development, Third World Approaches to International Law, and Public Law.