Time and ‘Things’ in the Practice of International Human Rights Law
Project Commenced: 01/09/2019
Project Completion Date: 31/08/2020
Socio-political and technological developments in recent decades have stimulated new experiences of time, its rhythms, and speed. Time, accordingly, demands our attention. One important location where time is created is law. Expanding research on national law (Greenhouse, 1989; Grabham, 2016), this project investigates time in international human rights law. Focusing on monitoring practices holding states to account for their international human rights law obligations, the project explores how diverse forms of time – progress, disruption, cyclicality, linearity, etc. – are created via collaboration between humans and non-human ‘things’ such as data, reports, technology, audio-visual material, and other objects.