Statehood and recognition are foundational issues in international law. And yet they remain amongst the discipline’s most opaque and contested concepts. This event brings together two experts on the topic to discuss new thinking on statehood and recognition, drawing on their recent (and forthcoming) work in this area. 

Professor Vidmar and Dr Green will each make a short presentation before asking questions of each other. After that questions will be invited from the audience. The event will be chaired by Dr James Devaney.

Dr Alex Green is a lecturer in law at York Law School. His research interests encompass legal and political theory, ethical and moral philosophy, public international law, private law theory, and human rights. His monograph on statehood, ‘Statehood as Political Community: International Law and the Emergence of New States’ will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.

Professor Jure Vidmar is Chair of Public International Law at Maastricht University. He is also Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Member of the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration in Geneva, and serves as Judge ad hoc of the European Court of Human Rights. He has published widely on international law, and his books include ‘Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice’ (Hart, 2013) and he is co-editor with Sarah McGibbon and GCILS’s Dr Lea Raible of the ‘Research Handbook on Secession’ (Elgar, forthcoming).

To register to the webinar and receive the log-in details to join us on Wednesday 19 January 2022, at 3.00 pm UK time, please visit our Eventbrite page here.