Sujith Xavier, Associate Professor


Third World Approaches to International Law: On Praxis and the Intellectual (John Reynolds, Usha NatarajanAmar Bhatia & Sujith Xavier eds.) (Routledge, THIRDWORLD Series 2017) (Republication of 2016 TWQ Special Issue)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

"Justice is [Colour] Blind: The Absence of Bias Recognition in Canadian Jurisprudence” (2019) Canadian Bar Review [accepted, forthcoming];

"Top Heavy: Beyond the Global North & the Justification for Global Administrative Law" (2017) 3-4 Indian Journal of International Law 337;

"Theorising Global Governance From Below? Learning from the Global South through Ethnographies and Critical Reflections" (2016) 32 (3) Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 229;

"Dark Corners of the World: International Criminal Justice and the Global South" (Co-authored with John Reynolds) (2016) 14 (4) Journal of International Criminal Justice 959;

"Theorizing Global Governance Inside-Out: Response to Karl-Heinz Ladeur’s the Emergence of Global Administrative Law and Transnational Regulation" (2012) 3:2 Transnational Legal Theory 268;

"Sri Lankan Presidential Commission of Inquiry (2007): Did it amount to a fair hearing?" (2010) 10 Mexican Yearbook of International Law 497.

Book Chapters

"False Western Universalism in Constitutionalism? The 1867 Canadian Constitution & the Legacies of the Residential Schools" in Richard Albert, Paul Daly & Vanessa MacDonnell (eds.), The Canadian Constitution in Transition (University of Toronto Press, Forthcoming, 2019) [Peer Reviewed];

“Looking for ‘Justice’ in all the Wrong Places: Creating an International or Hybrid Criminal Tribunal for Sri Lanka?” in Amarnath Amarasingam & Daniel Bass eds., Post-War Sri Lanka: Problems and Prospects (Oxford University Press/Hurst, October 2016) [Peer Reviewed];

“Health Care Rights in Canada: The Chaoulli Legacy” (Co-authored with Colleen Flood) in Andre den Exter (ed.), International Health Law: Solidarity and Justice in Health Care (Maklu Uitgevers N.V, 2008).

Edited Journal Volumes (& Introductions)

Placing TWAIL Scholarship and Praxis” (with Amar Bhatia, John Reynolds & Usha Natarajan) (2016) 33 (3) Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 1;

"Introduction: TWAIL - on praxis and the intellectual" (with Usha Natarajan, John Reynolds & Amar Bhatia) (2016) 37 (11) Third World Quarterly 1946 (Selected for Republication as part of Routledge's THIRDWORLD Series);

"Third World Approaches to International Criminal Law" (with John Reynolds & Asad Kiyani) (2016) 14 (4) Journal of International Criminal Justice 916;

"Re-Igniting Critical Race in Canadian Legal Spaces: Introduction to the Special Symposium Issue of Contemporary Accounts of Racialization in Canada" (with Shanthi Senthe) (2014) 31:2 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 1.


"Loving, Working, and Living on Stolen Land: People of Colour, Settler Colonialism & White Supremacy” online, reconciliation blog:;

“Theorizing International Criminal Procedure Review Essay: Christoph Safferling’s International Criminal Procedure (Oxford University Press, 2012)" (2015) 2 Transnational Human Rights Review 134.

Book Reviews and Other Publications

"Review of Paul Schiff  Berman, Global Legal Pluralism: A Jurisprudence of  Law Beyond  Borders" (OUP, 2012) (2013) European Journal of International Law 24, 981;

“At the outside-in, From the inside-out” (with Stu Marvel), 2010 OHLS CLPE Research Paper No. 43/2010;

Book Review - Victor Kattan’s From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891-1949 (2009), (2010) 11 German Law Journal 1038.

Editorials, Opinions & Reports

"(Re)Conceptualising Reconciliation: Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka" (05-07-2016) Groundviews;

"Submissions on Consultation paper on Racialized Licensees from the Equity and Diversity Committee, Faculty of Law University of Windsor" (Co-authored with Gemma Smyth) (March, 2015) Law Society of Upper Canada;

Racial profiling is an epidemic in Canada (Windsor Star, January 26, 2015).

Works in Progress:

Decolonizing Law: Strategies, Tactics and Methods (eds. Jeffery Hewitt, Amaya Alvez, Bev Jacobs & Amar Bhatia); 

Logics of Settlement and Conquest: Administrative Law and the Administrative State in Canada and Sri Lanka; 

“Canadian Refugee Claimants and Palestinian Refugees: The Cases of Issam Al Yamani, Nawal Haj Khalil & Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad” (with Barbrara Jackman);

“Why Do People of Colour and Indigneous People Believe in Human Rights?” (Submited to Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs);

“Fragments of Belonging, Belongings of Fragments”, in Nimmi Gowrinathan, Sri Lanka Collective (TBD);

"Unhappy results? Justice Pal, ICTR and ICTY Rules of Evidence and Procedure" (Journal Article).