Attempting to Kill the Law of Peace
|11 April 2024
|16:00 - 17:30
|What is it:
|Faculty of Humanities
|Who is it for:
|University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16
A public talk with Prof Mary Ellen O’Connell, Professor of Law and International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame; co-hosted by HCRI and the Law School at University of Manchester.
Registration and info via: https://law-of-peace.eventbrite.co.uk
ABOUT THE TALK
The almost unimaginable loss and devastation of World War II led to the boldest initiative in history to outlaw armed conflict. It began with codification of the ancient moral and legal prohibition on resort to major military force combined with an institution to enforce the prohibition and to deal with the causes of conflict in the United Nations Charter. The Charter also mandates the use of peaceful means for the settlement of disputes. The entire effort was aimed at “saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war …”
It has failed. This talk will investigate why. It will expose the ideological opposition to laws and institutions devoted to peace. This talk will offer a radically renewed way of thinking for future generations committed to peace and the flourishing of the natural world.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mary Ellen O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Professor of International Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Her work is in the areas of international law on the use of force, international dispute resolution, and international legal theory.
She is the author or editor of numerous books, including, most recently, The Art of Law in the International Community (Cambridge University Press, May 2019; paperback 2020) and Self-Defence Against Non-State Actors (with Tams and Tladi, Cambridge University Press, July 2019).
ABOUT THE EVENT
This session is co-hosted by the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) and the Law School at the University of Manchester.
This is a hybrid event - In-person venue is Room G.21 in Mansfield Cooper, online access is via Zoom.
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Travel and Contact Information
Mansfield Cooper Building