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Dr. Cornelius Wiesener discusses the most relevant international law issues pertaining to the current war in Ukraine

  • 27 May 2022
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During this webinar, Dr. Wiesener discusses the most relevant international law issues pertaining to the current war in Ukraine. He specifically examines the prohibition on the inter-state use of force (jus ad bellum), the law of armed conflict, international criminal law and human rights law, as well as the few suitable accountability mechanisms provided by international law. He also outlines some avenues for a possible peace settlement.


Speakers' Bios

Prof. (Dr.) Leïla Choukroune

Her research focuses on the interactions between international trade and investment law, human rights, development studies, jurisprudence and social theory. For the past 20 years, it has been applied to the Global South in India, South Asia, China and East Africa in particular. Professor Leïla Choukroune has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters and Journals special issues in English, French, Spanish or Chinese and authored more than 10 books, including recently, Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law (2016), Exploring Indian Modernities (2018), Adjudicating Businesses in India, (2020), International Economic Law, (2020).


Dr. Cornelius Wiesener

Dr. Cornelius Wiesener is based at University of Copenhagen, where he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and part of the “International Law and Military Operations” project team, funded by the Danish Ministry of Defence. His research focuses on the regulation of inter-state use of force, the law of armed conflict, human rights law and cyber operations. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) and LLM and BA degrees from Ireland and Germany. For study and work reasons, he spent more than a year of his life in Russia and other post-Soviet countries and is familiar with the history and dynamics of the secessionist conflicts in that region. His previous job affiliations include: the Royal Danish Defence College, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and the German Ministry of Justice.

Research Futures: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and International Law