Lawfare. Conference on legal arguments in debates on war and peace
Thursday Nov 6, 2008, 09.30 – 16.30 - Festsalen. The National Museum, Copenhagen
Legal arguments play an increasing role in debates on war and peace. Organised by the Danish Institute for Military Studies (DIMS) this conference on Lawfare will raise questions such as: to what degree do legal considerations limit the room for political decision making about war? How is the growing role played by legal arguments reflected in contemporary debates about war and peace? What is the reason for the growing role played by those legal arguments? And what does the increased significance of legal arguments tell us about the relationship between the legal and political world? By addressing these and related questions, the conference seeks to explore the relationship between law and legal discourse on the one hand and policymaking on war and peace on the other in the 21st century.
Professor David Kennedy, Brown University (US)
Professor Christopher Coker, London School of Economics (UK)
MP and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Niels Helveg Petersen (DK)
Professor Ole Wćver, University of Copenhagen.
Research Fellow, Danish Institute for Military Studies, Anders Henriksen
Please notify Louise Hedegaard at The Danish Institute for Military Studies (+45 3915 1285 or email@example.com) about your participation in the conference no later than 24 October 2008. More information about the conference available on www.difms.dk.
Danish Institute for Military Studies
Att. Louise Hedegaard
1 Ryvangs Allé
PO Box 2521
DK 2100 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 3915 1285
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