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Join prominent experts for a discussion of Professor Trahan's new book, Existing Legal Limits to Security Council Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes.  In the book, she argues that the way the veto power of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is being used--especially in the face of ongoing genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity--is out of line with key obligations of existing international law.  Join this timely and provocative discussion of a profoundly bold and innovative book that stands poised potentially to offer a solution to one of the UN's most pressing conundrums:  political blockage at its highest level, on the UN Security Council. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Oxford Programme on International Peace & Security at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. 

The panel includes:

Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor at New York University's Center for Global Affairs and Director of the Concentration in International Law and Human Rights 

Federica D'Alessandra, Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford 

Marc Weller, Chair of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the University of Cambridge 

Jennifer Welsh, Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security and Director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) at McGill University 

Chair: Thomas Peak, Centre for Geopolitics, University of Cambridge 

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Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00
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