17th & 18th January 2020

What we don't talk about, when we talk about law



places are limited


17th Jan. 9:00-16:30

18th Jan. 9:30-13:45


Central Campus




The conference "What we don't talk about when we talk about law" aims to highlight topics that have received little attention in German law so far. In the public and academic discourse, (re)productions of discrimination in and by law have received little attention. In light of this, the topics postcolonialism, racism and the borders of legal diversity will be the focus of this event.


The conference is intended to provide impetus for critical reflection on current German and international law and to contribute to a change of perspective in the legal sciences and in the application of law.


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Für das leibliche Wohl soll ebenso gesorgt werden. Kaffee, Tee und Säfte sowie Kekse stehen für Sie bereit. In den Mittagspausen bieten wir Ihnen durch Mensagutscheine die Möglichkeit gemeinsam in der Zentralmensa der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen zu essen. Ein gemeinsames Abendessen am Freitag, den 17.11. befindet sich ebenfalls in Planung.



08:30 - 09:00

Arrival and Registration

09:00 - 09:10

Welcoming Address

09:10 - 09:30

Keynote Speech

09:30 - 12:25

Block 1: Postcolonialism in Law

Christine Klapeer, Caroline Lichuma and Yaşar Ohle present on women and LGBTQI* rights from a postcolonial perspective, Third World Approaches to International Law and land law as a colonial means of rule in Namibia.

13:45 - 16:30

Block 2: Racism in and Through Law

Doris Liebscher, Hanah Abucar and Maryam Kamil Abdulsalam talk about legal practices in the face of discursive modernizations of racism, racism in integration law and headscarf prohibitions. Afterwards there will be a discussion on the topics moderated by Daniela Heitzmann.


09:30 - 13:45

Block 3: Development and Limits of Diversity Categories

Susann Aboueldahab, Victoria Guijarro, Ronja Heß and Stephanie von Liebenstein will talk about intersectional discrimination in theory and practice, development and meaning of the category gender in law and about weight discrimination.

More details and additional information on the programme will follow soon.

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