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Responsibility to Protect: The Relationship between Human Dignity and State Sovereignty

New York City Lawyers Chapter & International Law Practice Group
Start : Friday, October 22, 2010 04:45 PM
End : Friday, October 22, 2010 06:30 PM

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Location:
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
Room 203

Featured Speakers:
Frank Chalk
Jeremy A. Rabkin
Neomi Rao
Fernando Tesón
Julian Ku

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Speakers:

  • Frank Chalk, Professor, Concordia University (History); Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
  • Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Neomi Rao, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Fernando R. Tesón, Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar, Florida State University College of Law; Co-Chair, ABILA Formation of Rules of Customary International Law Committee
  • Chair: Neomi Rao, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
    Moderator: Julian Ku, Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law

Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is the practical outgrowth of global cosmopolitanism. It proposes a universal standard of human security that states have an obligation to promote and protect. Proponents of R2P suggest that it elevates human values over state sovereignty. But can values such as human dignity be promoted in a system of weak state sovereignty? From where does a state's responsibility for people in other nations arise? Why might a state exercise such responsibility apart from other state interests?

Registration details: This Panel is part of International Law Weekend.
There is no registration fee for members of the Federalist Society.