Two episodes from LawPod this week offer insightful explorations of the intersection between law and the world around us, drawing on two very different contexts.
International Law and Perceptions of Justice in Palestine: This episode features a conversation with QUB School of Law PhD student Tamara Tamimi, who discusses her research on international law and its impact on perceptions of justice in Palestine. The discussion, led by Dr. Alice Panepinto, delves into the historical context of occupation and settler colonialism in Palestine. It examines the relationship between international law and armed violence in the region, exploring potential ways forward amidst these complex issues.
Law, Poetry & Feminism: In a different vein, this episode brings together Professor Aoife O’Donoghue from QUB School of Law and Dr. Ruth Houghton from Newcastle University Law School to interview Irish poet Julie Morrissy. The conversation centres on how law influences and resonates within Julie’s poetry. It touches on the impact of legal training on thinking and writing, and considers the concept of law as a performance. The episode also explores the writing and language of constitutions and manifestos, emphasising women’s voices and the Irish feminist tradition.
These episodes highlight the versatile nature of law and its influence across various domains – from the geopolitical and socio-legal complexities in Palestine to the nuanced intersections of law with poetry and feminist discourse. Each episode offers a unique perspective on how legal frameworks and issues are perceived, interpreted, and influenced by different lenses and backgrounds.