Beyond Responsibility to Protect @ Hull, UK

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July 4, 2013 – July 6, 2013 all-day

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The McCoubrey Centre for International Law hosts Beyond Responsibility to Protect: Towards Responsible Use of International Law? July 4-5, 2013. The conference is intended for research students and early career scholars.

The key idea is that international law increasingly requires states not only to abstain from breaking the law, but also to pro-actively protect common interests or values of the international community. Seen from this perspective, sovereignty is not merely about rights, but also (perhaps, primarily) about duties; in particular, that States have a responsibility to take steps to prevent breaches of international law, especially the commission of heinous crimes.

Deadline: Interested participants should provide an abstract of no more than 500 words by the 18th of March, 2013 to MCIL[@] If you wish to discuss topics or ideas informally please contact the organising committee at this email address. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration.

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