Regulating Bodily Practices in a Pluralistic Society: the case of Malta

by Jeanise Dalli

Paper to be presented at the Workshop for Inter-disciplinary Researchers „Mobilization of Law in Pluralistic Society,“ 19-20 May 2017, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Berlin)

Since 2013, Maltese legislators and policy-makers have been focusing their attention on the body, gender and sexuality and devising different regulatory strategies (including, promulgating ad hoc legislation) to regulate such matters. This paper explores key findings from a research project which takes Malta as a case study on the regulation of bodily practices in a pluralistic society. Specifically, it focuses on Maltese legislation and other regulation which directly concern body practices and interventions which are practised or performed as an expression and affirmation of a person’s gender identity and sexual orientation. Weiterlesen

Law as a social practice and Indigenous Peoples as new actors in the Transitional Justice process in Colombia (2005-2016)

by Mónica N. Acosta García*

Paper to be presented at the Workshop for Inter-disciplinary Researchers „Mobilization of Law in Pluralistic Society,“ 19-20 May 2017, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Berlin)

Due to the Justice and Peace process in 2005 and the actual scenario of peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC, Colombia has a structured and well-defined normative ‘institutionalization’ about Transitional Justice -TJ. However, the active participation of Indigenous Peoples -IP is missing in this political and legal scenario, therefore, I will discuss how a non-state actor -the national indigenous organization Organizacion Nacional Indígena de Colombia ONIC- have engaged in the TJ in Colombia during the last 10 years. Thus, the starting point is the Colombian TJ, which is a social process of interactions involving diverse types of agents (State actors, NGOs, international organizations, indigenous organizations, lawyers, etc.) and multiple levels of law (local/national/global/transnational). Weiterlesen