POCOLS, Manning Park, British Columbia, June 2-6, 2002

Last minute programme changes. For a variety of reasons (good and not so good) some of our colleagues have had to change plans. Known cancellations are shown with strike-through. People who have indicated they may not be able to attend the conference are shown in pink with strike-through. This allows more discussion in a few of the sessions.

Postcolonial Legal Studies Workshop

This is an invitational workshop on postcolonial legal studies ("POCOLS") to be held near Vancouver from June 2 through June 6, 2002. The event follows the joint meetings of the Canadian Law and Society Association and the USA Law and Society Association to be held in Vancouver. [information on affordable housing options at the University of British Columbia in case you need to stay in Vancouver as part of your travel plans: http://www.conferences.ubc.ca/ - UBC is about ½ hour by public transit from the CLSA / USA LSA conference site – but 3 hours or so by car from the site of the POCOLS conference.]

The POCOLS conference is international; limited to fewer than 30 participants; in a peaceful, relaxed, and affordable mountain setting. It will be an opportunity for collegial exchanges, development of research networks; sharing of enthusiasms amongst like-minded people; and relaxation. An opportunity to "recharge".

The programme is restricted to six formal sessions, leaving ample opportunity for research networks, informal exchanges (which are the essence of scholarship!) and enjoyment of the superb natural environment. Registration and accommodation information follows the programme.

POCOLS 2002 Advisory Committee

Eve Darian Smith, Law and Society Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA phone (805) 893 4743 fax (805) 893 5532
Email: darian@lawso.ucsb.edu

Ian Duncanson, La Trobe University, 11 Gillman St., East Hawthorn, Vic. 3123, AUSTRALIA. i.duncanson@latrobe.edu.au

Peter Fitzpatrick, School of Law, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, LONDON EC1E 7HX peter.fitzpatrick@clickvision.co.uk

Judith Grbich, School of Law and Legal Studies, La Trobe University. Bundoora. Vic. 3086 tel: 61 3 9882 9053, fax: 61 3 9882 9527

Rob McQueen, Head, School of Law, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne City, MC 8001 Australia. Rob.McQueen@vu.edu.au

Obi Okafor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 ookafor@yorku.ca

W. Wesley Pue, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1 wpue@interchange.ubc.ca

Programme

Sunday, June 2, 2002 – arrival. Informal reception, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 3, 2002

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session 1, Similkameen Room

(5 discussants, 10 minutes each)

Anne Orford a.orford@unimelb.edu.au Spectres of Colonialism: feminism, international law and post conflict reconstruction

Obijiofor Aginam aginam@yahoo.com aginam@interchange.ubc.ca Law and Politics of Colonialism, Hegemony and Exclusion: The Colonial Origins of 19th Century Public Health Multilateralism

Lyndsay Campbell, lyndsay@iii.ca Ph.D. Candidate, Berkeley "Guarding the public morality: through a post-colonial looking-glass"

Eve Darian Smith darian@lawso.ucsb.edu The Tampa Scandal, the Channel Tunnel, and Enduring Myths of Empire

A Paliwala A.Paliwala@warwick.ac.uk Second Generation Reforms as Post-Modern Colonialism

 

 

9:30 – 5:00, Research Networks,* Alpine Room

(coffee service at 10:30 and 3:30)

11:00 a.m. Research Networks - Reading Group - Alpine Room: Judy Grbich and Peter Fitzpatrick: Georges Bataille, The Accursed Share, vol. 1, pages 45-77.

5:30 – 7:00 Session 2, Similkameen Room

(5 discussants, 10 minutes each)

Brenna Bhandar bhandarb@netscape.net Anxious Reconciliations: aboriginal title claims and the possibility of justice

Dicle Kogacioglu dicle@turk.net Turkish Law

Ian Duncanson E-Mail: i.duncanson@latrobe.edu.au Prescriptive cultures of imperialism.

Louise Falconer lmf@interchange.ubc.ca

Isobel Findlay findlay@commerceask.ca Decolonizing Legal Studies: Working with the Indigenous Humanities

 

7:00 - Dinner

 

* "Research Networks": space has been set aside in the Alpine Room for use of delegates as they see fit. Appropriate uses would include research network discussions or round tables (arranged ahead of time or during the conference), less formal discussions, etc. - on a first-come, first-served/ drop-in basis.

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session 3, Similkameen Room

(5 discussants, 10 minutes each)

Ruth Buchanan buchanan@law.ubc.ca (co-presenting with Sundhya Pahuja s.pahuja@unimelb.edu.au ) "Looking for Law in all the Wrong Places"

Peter Fitzpatrick peter.fitzpatrick@clickvision.co.uk 'Taking Up Burdens: Indigenous Presence and the Failure of Legal Foundation'

Doug Harris (Law, UBC) harris@law.ubc.ca Law's Uniform: Resistance with Authority in Nootka Sound

Sally E. Merry smerry@wellesley.edu International Human Rights and Legal Pluralism: Examining the CEDAW Process

Ronen Shamir yonit@post.tau.ac.il Local Elites and Global Officers

 

9:30 – 5:00, Research Networks,* Alpine Room

(coffee service at 10:30 and 3:30)

11:00 Research Networks, Alpine Room: Roundtable: Law as Sacrifice - Johan van der Walt, Sundhya Pahuja, Barry Colins, Judy Grbich, Peter Fitzpatrick.

5:30 – 7:00 Session 4, Similkameen Room

(5 discussants, 10 minutes each)

Denise Ferreira da Silva dsilva@weber.ucsd.edu Crime and Punishment: The International Criminal Tribunal and the Racial Limits of Law

Judith Grbich j.grbich@latrobe.edu.au Lineages of colonialism

Patrick Hanafin p.hanafin@bbk.ac.uk ghosts of empire: Sacrificial politics and the untimely death

Rebecca Johnston rjohnson@uvic.ca The Re(Producing) Woman: Intersectionality and the Role of Woman in the Reproduction of Family, Community, Nation

June McCue mccue@law.ubc.ca Short cuts will not straighten out the confusion: the choice of neo-colonialism or decolonization in resolving traditional land disputes for the people

7:00. Dinner

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Session 5, Similkameen Room

(5 discussants, 10 minutes each)

John Harrington johnh@themis.law.warwick.ac.uk and Ambreena Manji a.manji@warwick.ac.uk Lord Denning and African Law (or the Rhetorical Uses of the Horticultural)

Vidya S.A. Kumar vidya_kumar@hotmail.com or VidyaKumar@osgoode.yorku.ca Post/colonial omissions: revisiting the "authentic" in law and theory

Renisa Mawani renisa.mawani@utoronto.ca From Lepers to Campers’: Law, Identity, and (Post)Colonial Spaces

Rob McQueen Rob.McQueen@vu.edu.au UNSOLVED!!!: The case of postcolonial crime fiction

Ikechi Mgbeoji (Law, UBC) mgbeoji@law.ubc.ca Post-Colonialism? Not Yet! A (de)Construction of the Neocolonialist Framework of Global Intellectual Property Regime on Traditional Knowledge of the Uses of Plants

9:30 – 5:00, Research Networks,* Alpine Room

(coffee service at 10:30 and 3:30)

5:30 – 7:00 Session 6, Similkameen Room

(5 discussants, 10 minutes each)

Karin Mickelson mickelson@law.ubc.ca and Obi Okafor ookafor@yorku.ca Style and Substance in Postcolonial International Law Scholarship

W. Wesley Pue wpue@interchange.ubc.ca and Chidi Oguamanam (Ph.D. Candidate, UBC) coguamanam@hotmail.com Lawyers' Professionalism in Colonial Formation and National Life in Nigeria

John Strawson john.strawson@virgin.net Islamic Jurisprudence and Civil Society: The Colonial State's Entrapment of Islamic Law

Johan van der Walt jwgvdw@raua.rau.ac.za Horizontal Application of fundamental rights, resisting Neo-Colonialism in a Global Economy

Robert Wai rwai@yorku.ca Relating to Foreigners and Barbarians, to the Benefit of All: J.S.Mill's Cooperative Visions of International and Colonial Relations and the Liberal Internationalist Foundations of Contemporary International Law"

7:00 Dinner

 

Thursday, June 6, 2002 - no events planned

 

POCOLS Programme

Presenters

  1. Obijiofor Aginam aginam@yahoo.com aginam@interchange.ubc.ca Law and Politics of Colonialism, Hegemony and Exclusion: The Colonial Origins of 19th Century Public Health Multilateralism
  2. Brenna Bhandar bhandarb@netscape.net Anxious Reconciliations: aboriginal title claims and the possibility of justice
  3. Ruth Buchanan buchanan@law.ubc.ca (co-presenting with Sundhya Pahuja s.pahuja@unimelb.edu.au ) "Looking for Law in all the Wrong Places"
  4. Lyndsay Campbell, lyndsay@iii.ca Ph.D. Candidate, Berkeley "Guarding the public morality: through a post-colonial looking-glass"
  5. Eve Darian Smith darian@lawso.ucsb.edu The Tampa Scandal, the Channel Tunnel, and Enduring Myths of Empire
  6. Dicle Kogacioglu dicle@turk.net Turkish Law
  7. Denise Ferreira da Silva dsilva@weber.ucsd.edu Crime and Punishment: The International Criminal Tribunal and the Racial Limits of Law
  8. Ian Duncanson E-Mail: i.duncanson@latrobe.edu.au Prescriptive cultures of imperialism.
  9. Louise Falconer lmf@interchange.ubc.ca
  10. Peter Fitzpatrick peter.fitzpatrick@clickvision.co.uk 'Taking Up Burdens: Indigenous Presence and the Failure of Legal Foundation'
  11. Isobel Findlay findlay@commerceask.ca Decolonizing Legal Studies: Working with the Indigenous Humanities
  12. Judith Grbich j.grbich@latrobe.edu.au Lineages of colonialism
  13. Patrick Hanafin p.hanafin@bbk.ac.uk ghosts of empire: Sacrificial politics and the untimely death
  14. John Harrington johnh@themis.law.warwick.ac.uk and Ambreena Manji a.manji@warwick.ac.uk Lord Denning and African Law (or the Rhetorical Uses of the Horticultural)
  15. Doug Harris (Law, UBC) harris@law.ubc.ca Law's Uniform: Resistance with Authority in Nootka Sound
  16. Rebecca Johnston rjohnson@uvic.ca The Re(Producing) Woman: Intersectionality and the Role of Woman in the Reproduction of Family, Community, Nation
  17. Vidya S.A. Kumar vidya_kumar@hotmail.com or VidyaKumar@osgoode.yorku.ca Post/colonial omissions: revisiting the "authentic" in law and theory
  18. Renisa Mawani renisa.mawani@utoronto.ca From Lepers to Campers’: Law, Identity, and (Post)Colonial Spaces
  19. June McCue mccue@law.ubc.ca Short cuts will not straighten out the confusion: the choice of neo-colonialism or decolonization in resolving traditional land disputes for the people
  20. Rob McQueen Rob.McQueen@vu.edu.au UNSOLVED!!!: The case of postcolonial crime fiction
  21. Ikechi Mgbeoji (Law, UBC) mgbeoji@law.ubc.ca Post-Colonialism? Not Yet! A (de)Construction of the Neocolonialist Framework of Global Intellectual Property Regime on Traditional Knowledge of the Uses of Plants
  22. Sally E. Merry smerry@wellesley.edu International Human Rights and Legal Pluralism: Examining the CEDAW Process
  23. Karin Mickelson mickelson@law.ubc.ca and Obi Okafor ookafor@yorku.ca Style and Substance in Postcolonial International Law Scholarship
  24. Anne Orford a.orford@unimelb.edu.au Spectres of Colonialism: feminism, international law and post conflict reconstruction
  25. A Paliwala A.Paliwala@warwick.ac.uk Second Generation Reforms as Post-Modern Colonialism
  26. W. Wesley Pue wpue@interchange.ubc.ca and Chidi Oguamanam (Ph.D. Candidate, UBC) coguamanam@hotmail.com Lawyers' Professionalism in Colonial Formation and National Life in Nigeria
  27. Ronen Shamir yonit@post.tau.ac.il Local Elites and Global Officers
  28. John Strawson john.strawson@virgin.net Islamic Jurisprudence and Civil Society: The Colonial State's Entrapment of Islamic Law
  29. Johan van der Walt jwgvdw@raua.rau.ac.za Horizontal Application of fundamental rights, resisting Neo-Colonialism in a Global Economy
  30. Robert Wai rwai@yorku.ca Relating to Foreigners and Barbarians, to the Benefit of All: J.S.Mill's Cooperative Visions of International and Colonial Relations and the Liberal Internationalist Foundations of Contemporary International Law"


Participants not presently scheduled to give papers

  1. Roshan De Silva, Lecturer in Law, Griffith University, Brisbane,
    Queensland, 4111 Australia E-mail:
    r.desilva@mailbox.gu.edu.au Tel No: 00 61 7 3875 6473, Fax No: 00 61 7 3875 5599
  2. Barry Collins, Lecturer, School of Law, University of East London, Longbridge Road, Dagenham Essex RM8 2AS
  3. Joanne Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, Law, UBC and International Centre for Criminal Justice
  4. Desireé Lundström, Ph.D. Candidate, English, UBC <deslunds@hotmail.com>
  5. Vincent Yang
  6. Mark Harris, Law, La Trobe University
  7. Suzanne Wilkinson, LL.M. Candidate, UBC

 

 

Conference Costs

Unless otherwise stated all costs are given in Canadian dollars, the value of which fluctuates daily (generally on a downward trend).

As of April 18, 2001 http://www.xe.com/ucc/ showed the following Canadian dollar exchange rates:

Canadian $1.00 = US $0.63; AUD $0.784; UK £0.447

£1.00 = Can. $2.235; US $1.00 = Can. $1.565; AUD $1.00 = Can. $1.275

Accommodation

Option 1: Manning Park Resort (www.manningparkresort.com)

Single Rooms: Can. $ 80.10 plus taxes per day. ($51.16 US; £35.83 GBP)

Double Room: $84.60 plus taxes per day.

Hotel Bookings should be made directly with the Manning Park Resort, indicating that you are taking part in the "UBC Postcolonial legal studies conference". A block of rooms is being held, to be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The nearest alternative accommodation is in the town of Hope, about 45 minutes by car.

"Room share" is possible. There are family cabins (standard and deluxe) and group cabins/ Chalets that sleep up to 16 (a pretty crowded 16 and more comfortable with 12 only).

Please make your own sharing arrangements as you wish before booking with the resort.

A deposit (of the first night room rate) is required on booking, 85% refundable provided in event of cancellation provided notice is given at least 7 days prior). The resort will charge room deposits out of your prepaid conference fee (see below).

Option 2: Manning Park Campsite A provincial government campsite is located near the resort. Details are available from: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/manning.htm

Conference Fee The conference fee is Canadian $200.00 (approximately £88.00; US $126.00), payable to Manning Park Resort. This is fully refundable (except for $12.00 charged against room deposit) in the event of cancellation with 7 days notice. Cancellation with under 7 days notice is subject to the Manning Park Resort’s usual policies regarding late cancellation. Refund in whole or part may not be possible on such short notice.

Continental breakfast, box lunch and dinner will be provided to delegates for each of the days on which meetings will be held. No partial refunds for meals not taken are possible.

Family and Friends

This conference is intended to be a "family and friend" friendly event.

There are numerous recreational activities in the park including extraordinary mountain hiking, a hot tub, sports equipment, nature walks, swimming (in a cold mountain lake!), bicycle rentals, riding stables, canoe rentals, tennis courts, basketball court and volleyball. Please check both the resort and the park websites for more information about these. Naturalist programs are weekends only until July but there is some possibility of a guided walk being provided by one of our number.

Childcare is not provided. Contact Manning Park Resort directly to enquire as to possible special arrangements.

Meals for family and friends: Friends or family accompanying delegates may make their own meal arrangements. There are several facilities at the resort and "cabins" – though not hotel rooms – have workable kitchens. There is also a small "general store" at the resort that sells some groceries. Accompanying individuals are however welcome to join the conference group for lunches and dinners (breakfast will be available during our first session) if meals are booked ahead of time (directly with the resort please) and paid at a cost of $105.00 for three box lunches and three buffet dinners.

There are modest discounts for children. Please check directly with the Resort for details.

Location

The following park information is reproduced from the BC Parks (not to be confused with the Manning Park Resort) website

E.C. Manning Park is a focus of outdoor recreation that is unique in British Columbia. Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains it is within a three hour drive from either Vancouver or the Okanagan. The climate and geography have combined to make this park an all season recreation area. Bisected by Hwy. 3, Manning Park is one of the most popular destination areas in the province. The landscape diversity of this park combined with four seasons development and easy access are the prime factors which stimulate visitor interest. The park contains a large number of scenic, historic, floral and faunal attractions and provides a wide range of both summer and winter recreational opportunities…

Park Size: Over 70,844 hectares of rugged forest-clad mountains, deep valleys, alpine meadows, lakes and rivers.

Weather

June is the start of summer in British Columbia and the weather is usually mild. Probably cool overnight, frost is unlikely in the valley. It is also usually dry. No promises!

Getting There

A map showing the location of Manning Park can be found at http://www.manningparkresort.com/maps.htm

Driving time varies from 2 to 3 hours. The easiest way to get there is probably by driving but there is regular bus service. Details from: http://www.greyhound.ca/