Francqui Class of Excellence - 2050 Challenges in laws of armed conflict

The Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) has the honour to invite you to a class of excellence on:
2050: Challenges in laws of armed conflict

Tuesday 11 December, 12.00 – 14.00
Faculty Board Room, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Voldersstraat 3, Ghent

This class of excellence is organised within the framework of the International Francqui Professor Chair 2018-19, which Alexander Gillespie holds at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University (Department of European, Public and International Law), in collaboration with UCL.

12.00-12.20 Nuclear threats (Prof. Alexander Gillespie, Waikato University, New Zealand)
12.20-12.40 Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems: do we need new laws to regulate LAWS? (Prof. Tom Ruys, Ghent University)
12.40-13.00 The post-ISIS landscape. Threats, challenges, opportunities (Prof. Em. Rik Coolsaet)
13.00- 14.00 Questions and discussion

Sandwiches will be provided.
Attendance is free, but registration is required before 4 December by email at Kristien.Ballegeer@ugent.be

Peter Van Elsuwege
CERISE Lecture by Lauri Mälksoo

The Centre for Russian, International Socio-Political and Economic Studies at Ghent University (CERISE) is pleased to announce a lecture on 'Russian Approaches to International Law', dealing with the question whether the understanding and application of international law has specific features in Russia that other actors in the international community should be aware of. Essentially, this approach fits into the frame of comparative international law. For this, it is necessary to also examine the history of international law in Russia as well as the recent State practice and doctrine. Different areas of international law such as use of force, human rights as well as international investment law will be covered in the talk.

Lauri Mälksoo is Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He was sixteen years old when the USSR disintegrated and uses sources in the Russian language extensively in his research. He is a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and associate member of the Institut de Droit International (established in 1873 in Ghent). He is co-editor-in-chief of the Baltic Yearbook of International Law (at Brill) and has published two monographs, Illegal Annexation and State Continuity (2003) and Russian Approaches to International Law (2015), as well as co-edited the volume Russia and the ECtHR: the Strasbourg Effect.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 19.30 in Zaal Vermeylen of Convention Centrum 'Het Pand' (Onderbergen 1, Gent). Please register through the following link.

About the institute

The Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute is a vibrant research institute, composed of ten faculty members and more than 20 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Its activities span the entire realm of public international law, ranging
from the law of armed
conflict and interna-
tional human rights
law, to the law of the
sea, international en-
vironmental law and
international criminal law.

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