Law and Resistance (Khoday)
This course examines the intersections between law and resistance and a number of related themes. Resistance has played a role in helping to shape law, as well as legal and political systems. Law has also served to legitimize and validate some forms/acts of resistance. The course examines a number of sources including international law, legislation and case law, in addition to academic writings. The course may delve into a number of possible thematic areas:
• Defining of resistance
• Gender, law and resistance
• Armed resistance and terrorism
• Military desertions and conscientious objection
• Indigenous Peoples and resistance
• Disability rights and resistance to ableism
• LGBTQ resistance
• Resistance through the arts and sports
The foregoing themes will intersect with various doctrinal areas of law including: criminal law and defences, refugee law, extradition law, military law, constitutional law, and human rights law.
This course will be offered in the Fall 2021 semester. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the course will be offered online via Zoom.