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International Academic Conferences

International Academic Conferences

Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa - National and regional developments

Criminal Justice and Accountability in Africa - National and regional developments

Description

Dates of the event: 26 and 27 October 2017

This conference seeks to bring together insights from across disciplines to engage with emerging trends in regional justice mechanisms in the quest to strengthen justice and accountability for international crimes. The aim is to provide a forum that shifts the discourse away from the devaluing of African initiatives and approaches, while also taking into account gaps and challenges that affect the development of regional criminal justice and accountability systems. The conference will look into the strengths and weaknesses of international criminal law as it has been applied and the potential of regional mechanisms and responses. Although the ICC is not the focus of the conference, consideration will be given to relevant issues that will shape and enhance discussions on regional and national accountability mechanisms. The emphasis is to discuss how regional systems can contribute to the international system and advance accountability and justice. The discussion will focus on regional initiatives and efforts to address criminal liability and end impunity, including reflecting on the trials, courts and mechanisms - both proposed and established at the national, sub-regional and regional levels.

While African systems are the main focus under discussion, the functioning and practices of other regional systems will also be discussed in order to reflect on how justice and accountability are promoted, and the emerging practices and lessons learned.

This conference is organised by Queen Mary University of London’s Criminal Justice Centre in collaboration with the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London.

Cost of ticket:

£20 Standard per day

£35 Standard per 2 days

£5 Students* per day

£10 SOAS/QMUL Alumni* per day

*Student will need to show valid ID on the day.

*Alumni to show alumni card.

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Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Description

11 November 2017

This is the third day of a three-day conference convened by the British Academy and SOAS. It is intended to generate the first comparative overview of the extent to which Neoplatonist philosophy has permeated poetic forms, styles, themes and figurative language as well as poetic theory in seven principal languages of the greater Mediterranean region, from late antiquity to the modern period.

Please note that days one and two of the conference will be held at the premises of the British Academy on 9 and 10 November 2017 and tickets for these need to purchased separately.

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SOAS African Literatures Conference – 55 years after the first Makerere African Writers Conference

SOAS African Literatures Conference – 55 years after the first Makerere African Writers Conference

Description

28 October 2017

An international conference on African literatures, writings and translation with leading academics and writers from the continent and the diaspora. Keynote by Wole Soyinka.

The event will mark the celebration of the historical ‘Makerere African Writers Conference’ where leading figures such as Wole Soyinka, JP Clarke, Ngugi wa Th’iongo were present, and for the first time since the end of colonialism, African writings was properly recognised and celebrated. SOAS academics specialising in literary criticism, translation and African literatures more broadly, will host the conference on 28th October 2017 at the SOAS Brunei gallery lecture theatre, with the support of the SOAS Centre of African studies.

The events will also host the launch of the Anthology: ‘The ghost that whispered’, an anthology of short stories from writers from across the continent.

The editor of the anthology is Dr Ivor Agyeman-Duah with foreword by SOAS Director Valerie Amos CH.

 

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Cost of ticket: 

£20 Standard

£5 Students*

£10 SOAS Alumni*

 

*Student will need to show valid ID on the day.

* SOAS Alumni to show alumni card

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