Matrix Law Pod: Colonialism – Its Legacy and the Law


Richard Hermer KCHelen Mountfield KC and Professor Caroline Elkins explore how the rule of law can be used as a weapon in the British colonial project and how it might be utilised to seek redress and accountability.

Caroline is a Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard and recently published her new book Legacy of Violence’. The book widens the lens of the British Colonial experience whilst exposing the systemic use of repression and violence asking profound questions about the ongoing impact of the Imperial project and our own failures to acknowledge the debts we owe.