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May it please the Court – A danced pleading

A response to the posts by Miriam Aziz and Mareike Riedel Raphael Schäfer In her latest piece, Miriam Aziz elaborates on the similarities between (international) law and dance, drawing attention to the “perfect line”. After all, every single human discipline is an endless strive for perfection: we see it dominantly in sports, but it can also be seen in the arts. So why should there be no space for this kind …

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In Search of a Shared Grammar: Why Law Is (also) like Poetry.

A response to the post by Miriam Aziz. In her insightful and inspiring piece ”Law as Ballet: A Global Pas de Deux“ Miriam Aziz invites us to explore the commonalities between law and dance. As ”rule based theories of language” they share the quality of being ”an organizing structure or grammar which enables and uncovers different interpretations of what lies behind an argument or a choreographic phrase”. ”We need“, Miriam …

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Law as Ballet: a global pas de deux

The modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham once said, “Nothing is more revealing than movement”. The reception of global law into domestic legal orders is first and foremost a cognitive device which exposes assumptions about, for example, the state, the rule of law, and human rights.

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