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Friday, 13 October 2017 - 1.30pm
Location: 
Faculty of Law, LG18 (The David Li Kwok Po Lecture Theatre)

Speaker: Professor Dino Kritsiotis, Nottingham University

Lecture summary: This lecture will return to, and provide a holistic appreciation, of the Caroline correspondence, which lasted between January 1838 and August 1842. Setting the full set of exchanges between the United States and United Kingdom in their proper political and social context, the lecture will concentrate on the meaning and function of the principles of necessity and proportionality as developed for the framework governing the exercise of the right of self-defence in international law. After providing this ‘reading’ of the correspondence, the lecture will then offer a critical account—or ‘rereading’—of the correspondence from the perspective of the relevant jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, interrogating the state and nature of the relationship between the Caroline principles and the law on self-defence as set down in the Charter of the United Nations.

Dino Kritsiotis is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham, where he is Head of the International Humanitarian Law Unit of the Human Rights Law Centre. He specializes in the legal regulation of force, international humanitarian law as well as the history and theory of public international law, and he is widely published in these fields. Professor Kritsiotis has taught at the Universities of Michigan, Auckland, New South Wales, Melbourne and Hong Kong, and he is a regular faculty member of the Masters Program in Human Rights at the University of Oxford. He is also a founding convenor of the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which is now in its seventh year. Most recently, he is co-editor, with his Nottingham colleague, Michael J. Bowman, of Conceptual and Contextual Perspectives on the Modern Law of Treaties (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

CUP logo  The Lauterpacht Centre Friday lecture series is kindly supported by Cambridge University Press.


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