Véronique Bénéï Chan Langaret Enric Porqueres I Gené
Jeudi 20 février 2014 de 15h00 à 17h00 salle 587, 190 avenue de France, 75013 PARIS
The Craft of Justice-Making : The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal in Colombia
Sandra Brunnegger (Cambridge)
Séance organisée et animée par Irène Bellier
The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, a non-state forum of international opinion, held a set of hearings in Colombia in 2008. These hearings have been designed to poll popular opinion concerning the actions of transnational corporations on legally recognised indigenous land in Colombia. By serving as spaces for expressing and mobilising the pain and outrage that corporate incursions on indigenous lands have provoked, these hearings allowed participants to assert alternative forms of knowledge, and to establish networks in which these knowledges are negotiated, legitimised, and reinforced. By reading these hearings as sites of knowledge production, I re-conceptualize the dynamics of the interrelated practices that comprise knowledge-making in these justice-seeking processes, emphasizing how knowledge becomes a fictitious commodity capable of reshaping social relations around the legal acknowledgment of wrongdoing.
Prochaine séance le jeudi 20 mars 2014 :Etienne Le Roy (Université Paris 1) ;"
Terres, paysans et revendications". Séance organisée et animée par Birgit Müller