This webinar from July 29, 2020 focused on racial equity in international law, with a particular focus on the body of international human rights law and treaties ratified by the United States.


  • Professor James Gathii: Professor and Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Professor Anna Spain Bradley: Professor of Law at the University of Colorado; Incoming Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA
  • Dean Adrien Wing: UICHR Director, Associate Dean for International & Comparative Law Programs; Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law at the University of Iowa.
  • Dr. Brian Farrell: (moderator) Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Iowa


Recommended by Anna Spain Bradley

Spain Bradley, Anna, International Law's Racism Problem (April 9, 2019). OpinioJuris:

Spain Bradley, Anna, Human Rights Racism (July 21, 2019). Harvard Human Rights Journal, Vol. 32, 2019, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 19-24. Available at SSRN:

Recommended by James Gathii

Gathii, James Thuo, Writing Race and Identity in a Global Context: What CRT and TWAIL Can Learn From Each Other (June 5, 2020). UCLA Law Review, Vol. 67, 2020, Available at SSRN:

Gathii, James Thuo, The Promise of International Law: A Third World View Grotius Lecture Presented at the
2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law on June 25, 2020. Available for download here

Recommended by Adrien Wing

Wing, A.K. (2000). Introduction: Global Critical Race Feminism for the Twenty-First Century. In A.K. Wing (Ed.), Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader (pp. 1-23). New York University Press. Available for download here

Wing, A.K. (2015). International Human Rights and Black Women: Justice or Just Us?. In J.I. Levitt (Ed.), Black Women and International Law: Deliberate Interactions, Movements, and Actions (pp. 37-60). Cambridge University Press. Available for download here.

Wing, A.K. (2019). International Law and Feminism. In R. West, C.G. Bowman (Eds.), Research Handbook on Feminist Jurisprudence (pp. 468-484). Edward Elgar Publishing. Available for download here

Wing, A.K. (2020). Critical Race Feminism. In M.E. David, M.J. Amey (Eds.), Sage Encyclopedia of Higher Education. SAGE Publications. Available for download here.

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