Director of GCILS, Professor Christian Tams will speak at the 2022 London Conference on International Law as part of a panel on Human and collective security – use of force.

This very high-profile event will take place on 10th and 11 October 2022, in QEII Centre in London, and its theme this year is “States in Emergency – International Law at a Time of Reckoning”

“People at any point of human history may be excused for thinking that they live in a time of crisis or find themselves in the midst of some emergency: political, economic, security, health, environmental. It is however characteristic of the current stage of human development that we actually find ourselves in a crisis seemingly spanning the whole gamut of potential crises—an overarching crisis, if you will.

The 2022 London Conference on International Law will examine the opportunities and challenges that this moment of truth presents, and will endeavour to answer the following central questions: what is the role of international law in dealing with such crises and emergencies, but equally: what that is the impact of these circumstances on the international legal order as a whole? In other words: is international law fit for purpose when faced with crises—and do crises help shape a more responsive international law?”

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