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The YTL Law & Justice Forum: Rogue States

Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
19/03/2018 (11:30-19:00)
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We are delighted to invite you to 'Rogue States', YTL Law & Justice Forum in Politics, Philosophy & Law.

The liberal international order increasingly is under pressure. International institutions confront mounting global challenges, and they do so at a time when liberal Western democracies are retreating from the world stage and other actors—who have scant regard for international law and institutions—assert themselves.  In this changing world order, a long-standing problem in international politics and law emerges with renewed urgency: rogue states and what to do about them. 

This Law & Justice forum brings together scholars and practitioners to investigate rogue states in the changing international order. Who are the rogue states today, by what criteria, and who has the authority to designate them as such? What are the different ways in which rogue states operate? Some threaten nuclear retaliation while others interfere in elections. And what are the appropriate—morally, legally, and politically—responses: diplomatic and economic sanctions, democratisation (which sometimes amounts to influence in elections), and armed intervention?

Please find the programme here.

Please find the Speakers below:

Dr. John Nilsson-Wright (Cambridge University and Chatham House), will be Chairing the event.

Sonja Biserko (Founder and president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia)
Professor Lawrence Freedman (King's College London)
Dr. Gina Heathcote (SOAS, University of London)
Hon. Michael Kirby (Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, Chair of the UN commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
Professor Richard Miller (Cornell University)

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