Singapore Launch: "Can ASEAN Take Human Rights Seriously?"
From left: Professor Kevin Tan (National University of Singapore), Dr Hsien-Li Tan (National University of Singapore), Ms Yuyun Wahyuningram (Indonesia’s Representative on the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights), Professor Alison Duxbury (University of Melbourne) and Professor Simon Chesterman (Dean of Law, National University of Singapore).
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Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC
2019 Sir Ninian Stephen Visiting Scholar Public Lecture
Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC
"International Law: Art, Science or Alchemy?"
Student seminar at Melbourne Law School with Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC
Assistant Professor Aleksandar Marsavelski
Typology of Crimes of Political Parties in Armed Conflicts
Re-examining the Lotus Case (France v Turkey) (1927)
Professor Nico Schrijver
Presenting on 'The Role of Elected Members on the Security Council: Key Players or Lame Ducks?'
Dr Eric Jensen

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Lauterpacht Centre latest newsletter available

The Centre’s latest newsletter (issue 29 – Autumn/Winter 2019) is now available online. Articles in this issue include “Before Drones and Cyber: New Histories of the (Old) Law of Armed Conflict” by Dr Giovanni Mantilla. See here.

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