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quote of the quarter



'The activity of law is at heart a literary one (...) complex, many-voiced, associative, and deeply metaphorical in nature' 


James Boyd White





The artwork in the banner is part of the painting 'Mina Mina Jukurrpa' (Woman's Dreaming), by © Judy Watson Napangardi, 2004 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; reproduced with permission c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2014).


Mina Mina is an ancestral place in central Australia near the Tanami and Gibson desert, of great importance to Napangardi and Napanangka women who are the custodians of the Dreaming that created the area. As an example of Aboriginal Art the painting represents a different perspective on space, boundaries and knowledge and the relationship between identity and territory than standard accounts in international politics and international law.