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2015

January

13/01/15
  • Sovereignty and Justice
  • Dr Mark S. Ellis
  • As part of CISD's Research Seminar Series, Dr. Mark S. Ellis will be giving a talk on "Balancing the Principle of Complementarity between International and Domestic War Crimes Tribunals"

February

25/02/15

March

09/03/15

April

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November

10/11/15
  • Yemen and Human Rights: Oxfam's Perspective
  • Martin Butcher, Policy Adviser, Arms Campaign, Oxfam
  • Martin Butcher is a policy adviser on arms issues for Oxfam. He has worked in the field of security, arms control and disarmament for over 25 years, in London, Brussels and Washington DC.

17/11/15
  • Track 2 Dialogue – Pugwash Experiences in the Greater Middle East and South Asia
  • Sandra Ionno Butcher, Executive Director, Pugwash
  • Sandra has been involved in private dialogue bringing together high level actors in conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East, and has detailed understanding of the role of twin track diplomacy throughout the Cold War.

    She is executive director of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, where she also serves as director of the Pugwash history project.

17/11/15
  • Syria: between escalation and diplomacy
  • Emile Hokayem
  • The Centre for International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice (CCRJ) invites you to: "Syria: between escalation and diplomacy" with Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies.

19/11/15
19/11/15
23/11/15
  • Moral panic and conceptual paradoxes: critiquing & reframing the call to ban lethal autonomous weapon system
  • Professor Chris Jenks, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Using the evocative term ‘killer robots’, the United Nations and human rights group reports claim that lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) are ‘almost a reality’ that ‘will leave humans utterly defenceless’. Yet talks at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons have yielded more confusion than consensus for a ban on LAWS. This presentation attempts to explain why.

December

03/12/15
18/12/15