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Grady, Kate (2021) 'Towards a Carceral Geography of International Law.' In: Pahuja, Sundhya and Chalmers, Shane, (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of International Law and the Humanities. London: Routledge.

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This chapter provides a preliminary sketch of the relationship(s) between international law and carceral space. It draws on legal and carceral geography to explore how practices of, and ideas about, incarceration travel between different legal spaces, examining the contingency of aspects of international law’s carceral geography and its connections across states, domestic and international jurisdictions, and disparate legal fields. The chapter shows how islands within the resulting carceral archipelago are connected through shared physical spaces and through the movement of common ideas and ideologies. This movement is influenced by logics of capitalism and colonialism. The chapter concludes by considering the implications of this carceral archipelago for critical international lawyers and for resisting practices of carcerality.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law
Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9780367420741
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2020 14:55

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