TLJN Committee: Sujith Xavier, Vasanthi Venkatesh, Paul Ocheje and Katie Bartelds
The Transnational Law and Justice Network (TLJN) is a research hub that promotes and sponsors scholarship on global governance, internationalism, transnationalism and social justice.
Situated in the border city of Windsor, Ontario, which is the most highly trafficked land crossing in North America, TLJN is an ideal space for this type of national, transnational, international & interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Network is home to a number of local, national and international experts whose scholarship translates theory into practice in their respective communities and primarily focuses on the intersection of local/global. A highlight of Windsor Law’s faculty research areas includes:
- Access to Justice and Human Rights (Professor Bahdi);
- Migration (Professors Smit & Venkatesh);
- Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law & International Humanitarian Law (Dean Waters, Professors Wharton & Xavier);
- Transnational Production, Labour and Trade (Professors Irish & Mummé);
- Law, Development and Issues of Corruption (Professor Ocheje) and
- Theories of Sovereignty (Professors Conklin, Hewitt & Waboose)
TLJN organizes the annual Borders, Boundaries and Intersections Speaker Series, in which scholars from across the globe present innovative research on transnationalism and access to justice.
TLJN also organizes conferences in the field. In 2015, TLJN helped organize the Third World Approaches to International Law conference held in Cairo, Egypt. In 2016, Professor Janelle Diller and TLJN brought together scholars from various disciplines to unpack the meaning and scope of social justice. Professor Sara Wharton, under the auspice of TLJN, is convening an international conference titled “Transnational Criminal Law in the Americas” in 2017.
TLJN provides unique experiential opportunities for students. Upper year students participate in experiential learning opportunities by working with international and national partners through the TLJN Fellowships. Students have worked closely with international NGOs like Amnesty International, drafted petitions to international monitoring bodies with national lawyers and worked closely with national human rights organizations in places like Sri Lanka.