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The Use of Force in the 21st Century: Law and Legitimacy

  • Columbia Law School, William and June Warren Hall 107 (map)

Join CSIL for a talk with Patrick Luna, the Second Secretary and Legal Advisor of the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, and Alex Moorehead, the Director of the Program on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute.

Since 9/11, a small group of states, led by the U.S., have sought to justify their expanded military and counterterrorism operations through stretched interpretations of international law. The prohibition on the use of force in the UN Charter, widely regarded as one of the cornerstones of the post-WWII international order, appears to be under attack. But do all states agree, and who gets to make the law anyway?

This talk will explore recent developments in the law on the use of force and why that matters.

Later Event: February 6
CSIL Language Exchange