Critical Approaches

[Sergey Sayapin is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean at KIMEP University’s School of Law (Almaty, Kazakhstan).] The recent days have seen what is likely the most flagrant breach of the prohibition of the use of force since the Second World War. Commentators have already discussed a few aspects of this blatant act of aggression – such as the importance of...

What is the difference between a Marxist and a TWAILer (except for the class element)?Julia Emtseva, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute* Posed on twitter, this question about Third World Approaches to International Law triggered a flurry of responses. 'Many TWAILers are grounded in historical materialism'; 'it’s about the ‘ultimate’ power relations…to TWAIL, it’s empire-colony, or race'; and 'most TWAIL draws heavily...