Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Murphy: AIDS as an Object of International Law

Thérèse Murphy (Queen's Univ. Belfast - Law) has posted AIDS as an Object of International Law (in International Law's Objects: Emergence, Encounter and Erasure through Object and Image, Jessie Hohmann & Daniel Joyce eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Inspired in part by 'A History of the World in a 100 Objects', the volume interrogates international law's material culture and everyday life. My chosen object or 'thing' is AIDS. The essay opens by explaining the reason for this potentially controversial choice, before using AIDS to challenge how international law frames the following: crisis; human rights; and law itself.