International Law and WWI | The Laws of War at Sea - The 1907 Hague Conventions and the Great War
International Law and the First World War
The Laws of War at Sea - The 1907 Hague Conventions and the Great War
The Laws of War at Sea are these days not the focus of a great deal of attention but, in the run up to the First World War and during that conflict they were the subject of much debate. This lecture will briefly describe the efforts made prior to 1914, principally at The Hague in 1907, to establish legal rules for war at sea, and then provide some assessment of how the rules fared once combat was joined after the outbreak of war. A particular theme will be to do with the conduct of economic warfare at sea.
This 2015 lecture series is being run in collaboration with the University of Lancaster.
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Role: Professor of Public International Law
Organisation: University of Greenwich
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