Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Prof. Karen Knop has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship. She will be at the Centre for Women, Peace & Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the autumn of 2018.

Her project is "Peace Cases and Peace Camps: A Study in Feminist International Law and Foreign Affairs Law." Here is the abstract:

Questions about the legality o f foreign policy decisions have become pervasive in popular as well as policy and legal spheres. Already an established field in the United States, foreign relations law is emerging in other common - law countries as a new cross - cutting field that brings tog ether international, constitutional and administrative law. Rather than modelling the field in other countries on US foreign relations law, scholars elsewhere will require critical approaches that go beyond the US focus on court cases explicitly framed in foreign relations terms. This research seeks to develop a feminist approach and will use the legal, political and normative dimensions of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp (1981 - 1993) protesting the housing of US cruise missiles in the United Kingdom as a case study. It will contribute to events and research projects run by the LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security.