Re-reading the Berlin Conference: International Law and the Logic of Extraction
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Professor Matthew Craven
2012 Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture
The General Act of the Berlin Conference of 1884-5 is generally recalled as an instrument enabling the partition of Africa and the establishment of colonial rule. In this lecture, Professor Craven revisits that history, asking whether it might not better be understood as a regime of extraction whose logic may be tracked in various locations in contemporary international law.
About Professor Matthew Craven
Matthew Craven is Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences and Professor of International Law at the school of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a member of Matrix Chambers and Director of the Centre of the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law.
Professor Craven is currently teaching Statehood in International Law: Empires and Resistance in the Melbourne Law Masters.
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