Ranyta Yusran

Doctoral Student, LLM in International Human Rights Law, LLB in Transnational Relations

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law

Keywords

  • Public International Law, Legal History, third world, Rule of law, treaties

Research

My research focuses on the decolonization period in international law in 1945 – 1955 before the first culmination of the third world quest for full decolonization in the 1955 Asia-Africa Conference in Bandung, Indonesia. It zooms in on the experience of the Indonesian independence, which was declared immediately after the Japanese surrender in August 1945, Indonesia’s ensuing UN-brokered negotiations with The Netherlands, and how this experience potentially influences the law on decolonization and the third world quest for full decolonization.

The project uses historical and third world approaches to international law to answer the question of: how did postcolonial states join the international society of states during the decolonization period in international law in 1945 – 1955? More specifically, it seeks to answer two sub-research questions. First, what was the lex lata for decolonization in the wake of World War II and how did it suppose to play out in the ascension of colonized peoples into the international society of states? Second, how did the experience of the Indonesian revolution and independence change the direction of the international law on decolonization in this period and influence the third world movement for full decolonization/complete independence that culminated in the first Asia-Africa Conference of 1955?

Recent research outputs

Ranyta Yusran, 2021 Jan, Human Rights and ASEAN: Indonesian and International Perspectives. Cohen, D., Tan, K. YL. & Nababan, A. (eds.). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Ranyta Yusran & Michael Ewing-Chow, 2020 Mar, Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. Ruiz-Fabri, H. (ed.). Oxford University Press, 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Jill Barrett, Robert Beckman, Ranyta Yusran, Paul Barnett & Hao Duy Phan, 2020, 1 ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 503 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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