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Tag: Unwritten Law

  • The ethical dimension of ancient laws

    The ethical dimension of ancient laws

    Due to the inclusion of unwritten laws, surviving from the Stone Age, the (pre-Hammurabi) Sumerian legal system was surprisingly liberal. We can still learn from it, now that our system has caused the ethical dimension to wither – with dire consequences.
  • The feminine face of justice

    The feminine face of justice

    Though women until quite recently had no role to play in the legal world, justice has always been represented in a feminine way. Now that more women are studying law and entering the legal professions, justice will finally get an earthly feminine face.