The Globalization, Law & Justice Workshop sponsors occasional events to discuss these themes.

Most recent event:

The IHRP and the Globalization, Law & Justice Workshop Series present:

Is ISIS a State? The Status of Statehood in the Age of Terror

Thursday, September 14, 2017

12:30-2pm, Jackman Law Building, Room: J130

A light lunch will be served.

Professor Noah Novogrodsky will discuss his essay which considers the definitional challenge posed by the Islamic State’s state-like attributes and suggests a new approach to recognizing sovereignty within the meaning of international law.  The dual factors proposed – respect and observance of fundamental human rights in territory controlled by the candidate state, and acceptance of the sovereign co-existence of other states – are intended to reframe traditional analyses of the Montevideo Convention.  His piece draws upon on recent scholarship, judicial decisions and diplomatic practices surrounding recognition of would-be states to identify a form of human rights minimalism and acknowledgment of the international order that may usefully inform debates concerning potential future sovereigns.

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