Oct. 9: Human Rights Program's Public Forum on Syria

The Human Rights Program is sponsoring public forum on Syria titled "Enforcing the Law by Breaching the Law? Responding to the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria" by Professor Thilo Marauhn, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. The event takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Lubar Commons.

About the lecture: The use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict has been confirmed by the United Nations. Prior to that, there had been debate about some U.S. military response, even in the absence of a Security Council authorization. The presentation will take up the prohibition of the use of force, look into the intricacies of the Syrian civil war, and discuss lawful responses in light of a split international community.
About the speaker: Thilo Marauhn is professor of public law, international and European law at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, and a permanent visiting professor of constitutional theory at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. He has published widely on the law of international security and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (Oxford University Press).

Sponsors: The Human Rights Program is supported by a UW-Madison Mellon Foundation grant for the advancement of area and international studies, co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center.

Submitted by Law School News on October 2, 2013

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