Two Weeks in Review, 26 April – 7 May 2022

Author: Gail Lythgoe
Published: 08.05.2022
EJIL: The Podcast! Episode 16 – Disputing Archives Archives are a marker of sovereignty and a resource for legal claim-making. When political forms are remade—when Empire gives away to a post-colonial state, or one state to many control of the archive is in question. International law offers tentative answers but, as with repatriation of cultural heritage (in our episode on Loot!), law jostles with rapidly-evolving professional and ethical norms of other kinds (particularly those of archivists) in making sense of what are sometimes called ‘displaced’ or ‘disputed’ archives. Actual patterns of repatriation may be shaped more by contingent political and…