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
Event round-up: Celebrating the donation of a painting by refugee artist Anna Virabyan to War Studies
Is the Russian Invasion of Ukraine a Liberal War?
Legitimacy and Expertise in International Affairs: IR & Ethics Workshop in Review
Author: Kiran Phull On February 9th, the IR & Ethics research theme of the Department of War Studies convened a full-day workshop (in person, no less!) on “Professionals in International Affairs and Legitimacy: Expertise, Politics and Democracy”. Organized by the IR & Ethics theme leads, Dr. Alvina Hoffmann and PhD student Josh Walmsley, as well… Continue reading Legitimacy and Expertise in International Affairs: IR & Ethics Workshop in Review
RCIR Event Round-Up: Dr Nora Stel on Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty
Author: Kiran Phull On the 23rd of Feb, the RCIR had the honour of hosting Dr. Nora Stel from Radboud University, Netherlands for a rich and timely discussion of her 2020 book Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty: Refugee Governance in Lebanon. The event was chaired by Dr. Stephan Engelkamp and the book… Continue reading RCIR Event Round-Up: Dr Nora Stel on Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty