Human Rights Institute Lunch Talk: The Use of Force in the 21st Century: Law and Legitimacy

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room L107
Nov 15
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
William and June Warren Hall, Room L107

Patrick Luna, Second Secretary and Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations; Alex Moorehead, Director, Program on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute

Since 9/11, a small group of states, led by the United States, 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 United Nations Charter, widely regarded as one of the cornerstones of the post-Second World War international order, appears to be under attack. But do all states agree, and who gets to make the law anyway? Patrick Luna, Second Secretary and Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, and Alex Moorehead, Lecturer in Law and Director of the Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights at the Human Rights Institute, will explore recent developments in the law on the use of force and why that matters.

All are welcome and lunch will be provided.

This event is part of the Human Rights Institute’s 20th Anniversary Series “Resist, Decolonize, Create,” a year-long exploration of tactics by leading activists and thinkers to resist abuse, create opportunities to expand justice, and decolonize the human rights field, while celebrating and sharing the Human Rights Institute’s groundbreaking work.

Contact Info: 
Maya Shemtov: [email protected]