Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Back to School

Had my first evening lecture last night. The first guy didn't turn up which apparently is quite common but after that we had two hours on international law which was interesting, extremely relevent and delivered by someone who is clearly a top expert in his field. After three years discussing 'fuzzy concepts', theories and paradigm shifts (which I enjoyed very much) there is something quite reassuring about returning to 'facts' on conventions, articles, security council resolutions and the other statures that are used in international law. Of course it is not as simple as that and there is plenty of room for interpretation and manipulation (see the US/UK invasion of Iraq) of laws that are difficult to enforce and as yet have no international court of law to which all states subscribe.

As the lectures are all in the evening I am currently firing off my CV to some of the agencies and offices in Kampala in the hope of getting some work. Will probably be voluntary, at least to start with, but will be good to get some experience working here.

Otherwise am trying to get a ticket for the Uganda v Niger match next month. If Uganda win and some results go their way they could qualify for the African Nations for the first time in 30 years which would be a big achievement considering the teams they are up against. Saw some of the weekend games but all overshadowed by the death of young QPR striker Ray Jones, he was probably the player at the club with the best attributes to make it really big and it is a great shame and waste of a talent.

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