Following the Birkbeck Law Review’s Annual Conference in September 2017, this edition of the Law Review explores the connections between the urban and the legal: how law shapes the city in multiple dimensions—materially, socially, politically (if these things can be considered in any way separate)—and how law limits what the city and what social life could be.
Volume four, issue one, opens with Jen Neller's exploration of the riddle of human rights protections in Europe, including her interview with Dr Sonia Morano-Foadi. The issue includes Nasredeen Abdulbari's analysis of women's citizenship rights in Sudan and South Sudan. Also featured are articles from Paul Baumgardner, Aneliese Bernard, Marcus VAB de Matos and Andrea Sepulveda, Allan Briddock and Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa.
Volume three, issue two, showcases articles from our second BBKLR conference, Migration, Borders and Violence: A Critical Encounter with Theory, Law, and Policy, which took place in November 2015. Our second special issue includes a range of perspectives from academics, practitioners and students. Featuring Jill E Family, Simon Behrman, Sheona York, Michael Garcia Bochenek, Mariska Jung, Gabriel Gualano de Godoy, Priya Solanki, Kirstine Nordentoft Mose and Vera Wriedt.
Volume three, issue one, leads with Enrique Prieto-Rios' 'Neoliberal Market Rationality: The Driver of International Investment Law'. It features fantastic, wide-ranging interviews with Alberto Toscano and Eduardo Mendieta (foreword to the latter provided by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera), and two award-winning features - an essay review on intersectionality in law, by Jonathan Ow, and a punchy answer to the question 'Is Magna Carta More Honoured in the Breach?' by Ian McDonald. Our other excellent articles come from Judith Perle, Dzmitry Tsapkou, Samantha S Moura Ribeiro, and Mikael Silfors. They explore the story of property rights through the right to roam; 'dataveillance' and the contemporary relevance of Foucault's pantoptic principle; Google, privacy, surveillance, and the right to be forgotten in Brazil's recent landmark cases; and conceptions of rape in Swedish law (with implications for law in general and how it conceives of objectivity, responsibility and victimhood).
Volume two, issue two, is a special issue that selects some of the papers presented at the Birkbeck Law Review's inaugural conference on the theme of 'Privacy and Surveillance' that took place in London on October 31st and November 1st 2014. It includes the keynote speeches of Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association, and Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, as well as articles from students and practitioners discussing the conference theme.
Volume two, issue one, features Serene John-Richards' article, 'Asylum and the Common: Mediations between Foucault, Agamben and Esposito', examining the legal challenges and dynamics of community exclusion at stake for asylum seekers in the UK. Also included are an interview with Dr Kirsten Campbell, and articles ranging from a critique of the nature of Latin American citizenship, to an analysis of the coherence of the case law surrounding the legitimacy of proprietary relief, as well as two book reviews.
Issue two leads with a feature interview with the Baroness Hale of Richmond, as well as a foreword by our Patron, Sir Terence Etherton, the Chancellor of the High Court. The cover article on Occupy Wall Street and Occupy London was written by Simon Thorpe, while other authors offer their views on important issues from cultural defence, to the regime in Guantanamo Bay.
The inaugural issue of the Birkbeck Law Review features Peter Fitzpatrick's 'Marking Time: Temporality and the Imperial Cast of Occidental Law' as its title article. In addition, it features the stellar academic work of six other authors, as well as two feature submissions.