November 29, 2011
Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Prof of Comparative Law, New York Law School and Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, will deliver a lecture titled: Humanity's Law.
Professor Teitel has written numerous books on transitional justice and her latest book traces the profound normative shift in the international legal order from prioritizing state security to protecting human security. As Teitel demonstrates, courts, tribunals, and other international bodies now rely on a humanity-based framework to assess the rights and wrongs of conflict; to determine whether and how to intervene; and to impose accountability and responsibility. Cumulatively, the norms represent a new law of humanity that spans the law of war, international human rights, and international criminal justice. Teitel explains how this framework is reshaping the discourse of international politics with a new approach to the management of violent conflict.
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