Newness, Imperialism, and International Legal Reform in Our Time: A Twail Perspective

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 43, pp. 171-191, 2005

11 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2010

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Obiora C. Okafor

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

We can only speak to these critical events ... as they unfold before our own eyes, from our own unhappy situatedness; the Clio's couch, the disengagement that only distance may bring, is not for us the gift of time. We have to struggle, as best we can, to make sense of current developments, amidst ever menacing forms of infliction of traumatic human suffering. This struggle is necessary, especially in an emergent global milieu rife with what early Habermas was to name as "systematically distorted communication."

Suggested Citation

Okafor, Obiora Chinedu, Newness, Imperialism, and International Legal Reform in Our Time: A Twail Perspective (2005). Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 43, pp. 171-191, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1572430

Obiora Chinedu Okafor (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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