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24 September 2021, 18:15-19:30

Book Launch: War by Andrew Clapham

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Cover page of the book War by Andrew Clapham Cover page of the book War by Andrew Clapham

In his new book War (Oxford University Press), Professor Andrew Clapham discusses the relevance of the concept of war today and examines how our notions about war continue to influence how we conceive rights and obligations in national and international law. More generally, the book considers what happens when someone considers themselves to be at war.

The book provides an overall account of the contemporary law of war and a detailed inquiry into whether states should be able to continue to claim so-called ‘belligerent rights’ over their enemies and those accused of breaching expectations of neutrality, including those ancient rights connected to booty, blockade and enemy property at sea.

Professor Clapham will discuss the main arguments in the book with Professor Gloria Gaggioli and the audience.

Welcome

  • Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate Professor, University of Geneva Law Faculty

Q&A

  • Gloria Gaggioli, Director of the Geneva Academy and Associate Professor, University of Geneva Law Faculty
  • Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and member of the Geneva Academy Faculty

In Geneva and online

The book launch will take place in Geneva and online on Zoom.

Registration

Register here to follow the launch online.

All places for following the event in Geneva are booked (Due to sanitary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, places in Geneva are limited and have been allocated on a first-come-first-served basis)

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