From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Last week, four staffers of the International Criminal Court (the ICC) who were part of Seif Gaddafi’s legal defense team were taken into custody in Libya on allegations that they were functioning as a conduit for conspiracy between Gaddafi and his political allies. The ICC is now plunged into a messy battle seeking release of its staff while moving forward with the Seif case in ways that strain for legitimacy within Libya. The local Zintan council leadership responsible ...Keep Reading »
Vasuki Nesiah is Associate Professor of Practice at the Gallatin School in NYU. Currently her main areas of research include the law and politics of international human rights and humanitarianism, with a particular focus on transitional justice. She has also written on the politics of memory and comparative constitutionalism, with a particular focus on law and politics in South Asia. Prior to joining Gallatin she taught in the International Relations and Gender Studies concentrations at Brown University where she also served as Director of International Affairs. She has taught at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and continues as core faculty in the summer workshop of the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School. Before entering the academy full time, Nesiah spent several years in practice at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), where she worked on law and policy issues in the field of post-conflict human rights. She teaches human rights, law and social theory and international legal studies at NYU.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet