Practitioners’ Guide to Human Rights in Armed Conflict
14:00 - 15:00
Dr Daragh Murray, Professor Françoise Hampson and Professor Noam Lubell
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In this talk Dr Daragh Murray, Professor Françoise Hampson and Professor Noam Lubell will discuss the importance of and the approach taken in ‘Practitioner’s Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict’ - a book produced as part of an expert process spearheaded by Chatham House.
Although the relationship between international human rights law and the law of armed conflict has been the subject of significant recent academic discussion, there remains a lack of comprehensive guidance in identifying the law applicable to specific situations faced by military forces. Providing guidance for armed forces and practitioners on the detailed application of international human rights law during armed conflict, this book fills that gap.
Dr Daragh Murray is a lecturer at the Human Rights Centre & School of Law at the University of Essex. His research focuses on issues relating to the law of armed conflict, international human rights law, and non-State actors. He has recently published a manuscript with Hart publishing, examining the ‘Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Armed Groups’ and ‘Practitioner’s Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict’.
Professor Françoise Hampson taught at the Human Rights Centre and Essex Law School from 1983-2011. She was the UK nominated member of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights from 1998-2007. She was also one of the applicants’ lawyers in the notorious Bankovic case. More recently, with her colleague Professor Noam Lubell, she has submitted third party interventions to the Court on the relationship between the law of armed conflict and human rights law. Most recently, she has been a member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.
Noam Lubell is a Professor in the School of Law, University of Essex, and was Head of the School from January 2014 until January 2017. He holds a Ph.D in Law and an LL.M, as well as a B.A. in Philosophy. During the last twenty years he has taught courses on international human rights law and the laws of armed conflict in a number of academic institutions, as well as working for human rights organisations. Prof. Lubell holds the Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and is the Rapporteur of the International Law Association's Committee on the Use of Force.
The talk will be followed by an informal reception in the law school common room.