How the Syrian conflict has changed international law

10 June 2020
Prof. Michael Scharf, Prof. Milena Sterio, Prof. Paul R. William, Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi

In this HILAC lecture, Prof. Michael Scharf, Prof. Milena Sterio and Prof. Paul R. William talk about the history of the conflict in Syria and demonstrate how and to what extent it affected international law. The speakers explore instances of use of force against ISIS and the allied strikes against the Syrian chemical weapons facilities. They show how Syria, as the speakers describe it, became a “laboratory for the rapid creation of new international law” since 2011.