Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

A while back, we published a call for papers for the forthcoming conference at Exeter Centre for International Law on ‘Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats’.

Registration for the conference is now open, and I’ve been asked to post the following announcement below inviting registration.

The Exeter Centre for International Law is delighted to invite you to a conference on “Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats” on 8–10 April 2019 at the University of Exeter. The aim of the event is to explore the legal challenges presented by lawfare, hybrid threats and gray zone conflict and to develop the notion of legal resilience as a framework for countering these challenges more effectively. Confirmed speakers include Professor Jutta Brunnée (Toronto), Brigadier General (ret) Richard Gross, Professor Melissa de Zwart (Adelaide), Marlene Mazel (Israel, Ministry of Justice), Professor Geoffrey Corn (South Texas), Professor Charlie Dunlap (Duke).

The event is held in collaboration with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy.

Further details, including the draft conference programme, are available at The full conference rate includes accommodation and all meals, including the conference reception and dinner. A reduced rate is available to students enrolled full-time on higher education programmes.

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