United Enemies

  • Kelly Stathopoulou School of Law, University of Nottingham
Keywords: United Enemies, international law, experimental theatre, performance, African peace agreements


This commentary presents the sculpture ‘United Enemies’, in the context of international legal research. It relies on experimental theatre and related understandings of performance to explain how internal selfdetermination language and rhetoric are used in the texts of African intrastate peace agreements to bring together former enemies. In doing so, it identifies two categories of connection between the legal object and the research question: conceptualisation (how to tell this story) and dissemination (how to communicate its research findings).