A Prolegomenon to the Study of Racial Ideology in the Era of International Human Rights

There is no critical race approach to international law. There are Third World approaches, feminist approaches, economic approaches, and constitutional approaches, but notably absent in the catalogue is a distinct view of international law that takes its point of departure from the vantage of Critical Race Theory (CRT), or anything like it. Through a study of racial ideology in the history of international legal thought, this Article offers the beginnings of an explanation for how this lack of attention to race and racism came to be, and why it matters today.

About the Author

Justin Desautels-Stein, Director, Center for Critical Thought, University of Colorado.