Book Discussion: Detention by Non-State Armed Groups under International Law

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Monday (Today), June 13, 2022, 14h00-15h30 EST /20h00-21h30 CET

The Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict invites you to join us for a discussion of Dr. Ezequiel Heffes’ (one of our co-editors) new book, Detention by Non-State Armed Groups under International Law. The book explores the legal regulation of non-State armed groups’ (NSAGs) detention activities and examines these actors’ motivations when depriving individuals of their liberty. Based on case studies of selected groups from Colombia, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and doctrinal analysis, Dr. Heffes also proposes minimum humanitarian principles applicable to detentions by NSAGs. By addressing a contemporary issue that touches upon a number of legal regimes, the book aims at elucidating the different ways in which international law can be used as a protective tool in relation to individuals affected by NSAGs. This session will feature introductory remarks by the author, followed by a discussion of these pressing issues by an expert panel.


Dr. Katharine Fortin (discussant), Utrecht University
Dr. Ezequiel Heffes (author), Geneva Call
Jessica Peake (moderator), UCLA School of Law
Nathalie Weizmann (discussant), UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Registration for this online webinar is free and open to the public at:
This session is organized by ASIL’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict

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