What is the work of art for violence against women?

Author: Dr Lola Frost The work of art, and here I mean what art does, is difficult to describe.  Our experience of art exceeds our understanding, but also calls for an interpretation of that experience. My studies have focussed on what is aesthetically, politically and ethically at stake at the interface between experience and interpretation. Via… Continue reading What is the work of art for violence against women?

Ethics in the Fog of War

Author: Prof Mervyn Frost Fog and Chaos (image via Unsplash) The word “fog” in the phrase “the fog of war” might be taken to suggest a breakdown, chaos, disorder or anarchy. It may be taken to suggest a state of affairs that is chaotic. Where things are like this it might be thought that talk… Continue reading Ethics in the Fog of War

Return to Mount Olympus: ‘Legal Polytheism’, Jus Cogens Norms, and the Conflict in Ukraine

Author: Francisco Lobo “Lawyers and judges seem to disagree very often about the law governing a case; they seem to disagree even about the right tests to use”. These words were once written by a prominent legal theorist, Ronald Dworkin, who believed that at the heart of legal argument we find contestation between what he… Continue reading Return to Mount Olympus: ‘Legal Polytheism’, Jus Cogens Norms, and the Conflict in Ukraine