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Seminar Series


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A programme of guest speakers, colleagues and doctoral researchers from law and related disciplines, presenting on topical or controversial issues and engaging with the academic and wider community.

  • Therese O’Donnell, University of Strathclyde, “Dispute Settlement and the ILC Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters: Is there a role for mediation?”, March 2020, rescheduled TBC
  • Aniruddha Rajput, ILC, “Evidence before international courts and tribunals, March 2020
  • Dr Catherine Brolmann, University of Amsterdam, “Periodisation of the History of International Organisations”, 19 February 2020
  • Surhabi Ranganathan, University of Cambridge, “Worldmaking on the Sea”, 12 February 2020
  • Lisa Vanhala, UCL, “Governing Climate Change-related Loss and Damage”, 29 January 2020
  • Marie-Anne Birken, General Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, “Accountability of Multilateral Development Banks in the Wake of the Jam Case”, 6 November 2019
  • Sylvia Wittmer, NILSC Visiting Researcher and Humboldt University, ‘From Swords to Ploughshares - Juxtaposing Halachic approaches with current discussions in international law in the post-conflict context’, 5 December 2018
  • Dr Scarlett McArdle, University of Lincoln, ‘The EU, Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Management: the expansion of a ‘Global EU’ or a Stunted Development?’, 7 November 2018 
  • David Letts, Associate Professor, College of Law, Australian National University, ‘Maritime tensions in South East Asia – What are the Implications?’, 25 October 2017 
  • HH Judge Jeff Blackett, Judge Advocate General, ‘Rules of Engagement – Military Offences in Operational Conditions’, 18 October 2017 
  • Dr Bettina Renz, UoN School of Politics, 'The Revival of the Russian Military: capabilities and intentions', 1 December 2016 
  • Dr Rob McLoughlin, ANU College of Law, Canberra ,‘Freedom of Navigation, Maritime Militias and the South China Sea’, presentation by, 15 November 2016 
  • Patrick Butchard, University of Liverpool, ‘The Inherent Contradiction of the Prohibition of Force under Article 2(4) of the UN Charter’, 12 May 2016
  • Professor Kent Roach (Toronto), ‘Counter-Terrorism at the Cross Roads’ (jointly with CJRC), 4 February 2016 
  • HH Judge Jeff Blackett (JAG), ‘The Court Martial Trial of Marine A’, 9 March 2016 
  • Elizabeth Stubbins Bates (SOAS): 'Laconic Norms of Prevention in International Humanitarian Law', 5 November 2015
  • Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza (ANU), ‘Australian National Security Law’, 5 November 2015
  • Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill (Oxford), ‘The Refugee Crisis’ (jointly with HRLC), 3 November 2015 
  • Dr Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield): 'Cyber Espionage and International Law', 15 October 2015
  • Tamsin Paige (Adelaide), ‘The UN Security Council and ‘Threats to the Peace’: Responses to the Conflict in Syria’, 12 August 2015
  • Dr Christy Shucksmith, University of Lincoln, ‘A Humanitarian Approach to Human Security: A Study of the Expanding Roles of the ICRC’, 10 December 2014
  • Dr Miroslav Baros, Sheffield Hallam University, ‘The High Representative for Bosnia Herzegovina: A Requiem for Legality?’, 19 November 2014
  • Dr Sharon Weill, Sciences Po, Paris, ‘The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law’, 27 October 2014
  • Christy Shucksmith, Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham, 'The Fallacy of Democratisation: Human Insecurity and United Nations Peacebuilding', 20 February 2014 
  • Masoud Zamani, Doctoral Researcher, University of Nottingham, 'Detention of Civilians in International Armed Conflicts: A Decade of Confusion', 23 January 2014 
  • Marie Aronsson, University of Melbourne, ‘The US Drone Programme, Publicity, and the Development of Jus ad Bellum’, 16 January 2014
  • Dr Vanessa Pupavac, University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations, ‘Language Rights and Governance’, 15 May 2013 
  • Dr Aidan Hehir, University of Westminster, ‘The Implications of Security Council Resolution 1973 on Libya’, 13 March 2013

Nottingham International Law and Security Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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