About the author(s):
Together with Utrecht University colleagues from cultural anthopology and conflict studies, I’m co-organising a small seminar (30 attendees max) on governance and protracted armed conflict in Utrecht on 14th May 2018. The seminar which is funded by the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges aims to bring together international lawyers, cultural anthropologists, conflict studies scholars and practitioners to share perspectives and research on these issues.
This seminar aims to discuss questions such as: What kinds of governance arrangements emerge in areas of protracted conflict? What kinds of institutions and citizenship experiences does this produce? When and how do non-state (armed) actors attain legitimacy in such arrangements? How can and should these actors, institutions and arrangements be acknowledged and regulated by (international) law?
Here is the programme:-
Venue: Bestuursgebouw Van Lier & Eggink room, de Uithof
9:15 Welcome and introduction
Chair: Jolle Demmers
9.30 – 10.00 Key note: “Ubi rebellium, ibi ius: Legal Governance by Armed Insurgents” – René Provost (McGill University)
10.00 – 10.30 Key note – Kees Koonings (Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University)
10.30 – 11.00 Q&A. Discussion
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.30 From state rule to hybrid governance?
11.15 – 11.30 State building and democratisation in conflict areas. A mission impossible? Chris van der Borgh (Conflict Studies, UU)
11.30 – 11.45 Hybrid governance and layered legitimacy: perspectives from anthropology Martijn Oosterbaan & Nikkie Wiegink (Cultural Anthropology, UU)
11.45 – 12.00 Subcontracting internal security and repression during violent conflict, Ugur Ungor (History, UU)
12.00 – 12.10 Discussant
12.00 – 12.30 Discussion
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Hybrid governance: what role for law?
Chair: Marie-Louise Glebbeek (Cultural Anthropology, UU)
13.30 – 13.45 Law in situations of hybrid governance: A life boat or a sinking ship? – Katharine Fortin (SIM, UU)
13.45 – 14.00 Pascal Bongard (Geneva Call)
14.00 – 14.10 Discussant Brianne McGonigle Leyh (SIM, UU)
14.10 – 14.45 Discussion
14.45 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 16.30 Cases: Governance in conflict
Chair: Luuk Slooter (UGlobe, UU)
15.00 – 15.15 Civil society and insurgent governance: the case of El Salvador – Ralph Sprenkels (Conflict Studies, UU)
15.15 – 15.30 Brian McQuinn (ICRC)
15.30 – 15.45 The case of Kosovo Jovana Radosavljevic (New Social Initiative)
15.45 – 15.55 Discussant:
15.55 – 16.30 Discussion
16.30 – 17.00 Closing Remark
There are a few places left. If you are interested in attending, please email Nikkie Wiegink (email@example.com) to reserve a place. It would be helpful if you could explain your interest in the issue, as priority will likely be given to those most connected to the topic.