Announcements: Conference, IHL & Modern Warfare; Oxford Global Justice Lecture; Ghandhi Research Seminar Series; Chatham House Event

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1. International Conference: “International Humanitarian Law and Modern Warfare” Rome23-24 October 2015.  Organized by the Italian Carabinieri, this conference will be composed of four panels dealing with: (i) new weaponry and the law; (ii) the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law in the context of modern warfare; (iii) recent judicial developments in international humanitarian law; and (iv) the evolving relationship between the general principles of international humanitarian law and the features of modern warfare.  Arma%20Carabinieri

Keynote speakers are: Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice; Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Panelists: Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Vice President of the ICJ), Judge Cuno Tarfusser (ICC), Professor Mads Andenas (UN Special Rapporteur on arbitrary detention), Sir Daniel Bethlehem and Sir Michael Wood (both Former Heads of the FCO Legal Service), Professor Dapo Akande (Oxford), Professor Paola Gaeta (The Graduate Institute), Professor Stefan Talmon (Bonn), Professor William Schabas (Middlesex, London), Professor Sarah Cleveland (Columbia), Professor Guglielmo Verdirame (King’s College London), Professor Attila Tanzi (Bologna), Professor Heather Harrison Dinniss (Swedish Defence University), Professor Roger O’Keefe (UCL), Professor Luigi Condorelli (Florence), Prof. Natalino Ronzitti (LUISS Guido Carli of Rome); Professor Dan Saxon (Leiden); Dr Kimberly Trapp (UCL); Professor Dino Kristiotis (Nottingham); Professor Fausto Pocar (President of the International Institute of  Law, Sanremo); and Professor Yoram Dinstein (Tel Aviv University). Full details and further information are available here.

2. Oxford Global Justice Lecture 2015. greenwood_CThe annual Oxford University Global Justice Lecture will be given by Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood KCMG QC (International Court of Justice) on Monday 12 October at 5.30pm. The topic of the lecture is “State Immunity and Human Rights”. The Oxford Global Justice Lecture is delivered each year, at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford by a leading figure in international law. The lecture series is generously supported by the Planethood Foundation. Previous lecturers are Patricia O’Brien, then Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations (2013) and Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and President of the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals (2014). For details see here.

3. Ghandhi Research Seminar Series. Global Law at Reading (GLAR) is delighted to unvail the programme for the inagural Ghandhi Research Seminar Series. The series showcases the work of experts in global law fields. It is convened by Professor James A. Green, and is named in honour of Professor Sandy Ghandhi, who taught at the School of Law from 1978 to 2013. Anyone is welcome to attend these seminars, and attendance is free. However, visitors coming from outside the University of Reading are asked to please send advance notification that they will be attending: globallaw {at}

4. Chatham House Event: What Would A British Bill of Rights Mean For The UK? The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘What Would a British Bill of Rights Mean for the UK?’ on Thursday 5 November 2015. The meeting will explore the implications of the government’s proposals becoming law. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

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