Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Guest Lecture Series: International Law and (the Critique of) Political Economy

Academic Forum

March 23, 2022

Title: International Law and (the Critique of) Political Economy

Date: March 26, 2022

Time: 12:00 SAST (Jo'burg) / 13:00 EAT (Nairobi) / 21:00 ACT (Canberra)

Zoom Registration Required 

Guest Speaker:

Ntina Tzouvala is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law. Her work focuses on the history, theory and political economy of international law. Her first monograph, Capitalism as Civilisation: a History of International Law, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. The book won an Honourable Mention for the 2021 Sussex International Theory Prize and was shortlisted for the 2021 Deutscher Memorial Prize. She is currently working on two separate projects of international (economic) law and racial capitalism.


Tshepo Madlingozi is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has master’s degrees in both Law and Sociology, and he received his PhD degree from Birkbeck, University of London. He is a Research Associate at the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education at Nelson Mandela University. He is the co-editor of South African Journal on Human Rights. He is a co-editor of Symbol or Substance: Socio-economic Rights in South Africa (Cambridge UP) and a co-editor of Introduction to Law and Legal Skills in South Africa, 2nd Edition (Oxford UP South Africa). He sits on the boards of the following civil society organizations: the Rural Democracy Trust; and the Mining-Affected Communities United in Action/Women-Affected by Mining Action. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), and a member of the advisory board of Health Justice Initiative. For thirteen years (2015-2018) he worked with and for Khulumani Support Group, a 120,000-strong social movement of victims and survivors of Apartheid as National Advocacy Coordinator & later the Chairperson.