Narrating Law


Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh, Lecturer of International Law in the Faculty of Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), National University of Ireland, Galway.

The idea that law is narrated served as the underpinning for a joint International-Islamic law project to which Dr. Cavanaugh contributed, the results of which will be published in a forthcoming Oxford University Press book entitled “Islamic Law & International Human Rights Law.” The argument that Dr. Cavanaugh will argument will explore in this lecture is that the concept of narrating law pinpricks the notion that, within international relations, there exists an institutional framework of legality and a rule of law that is pre-political.