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In the past decade, few topics have attracted more attention among international lawyers than the interplay between international human rights law (IHRL) and the law of armed conflict (LOAC). At the same time, the multiple – often multinational and extraterritorial – military operations in response to the ‘new threats’ to (inter)national security posed by non-state actors have incited a debate among security experts on how to counter insurgencies. Eric Pouw’s PhD dissertation ties these legal and security debates together, and in doing so focuses specifically on two traditional, but controversial kinds of military power, namely ‘targeting’ and ‘operational detention’.

Event details of International law in context of counterinsurgency
Date 14 November 2013
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel

E.H. Pouw, International Human Rights Law and the Law of Armed Conflict in the Context of Counterinsurgency with a Particular Focus on Targeting and Operational Detention.


Prof. dr. T.D. Gill


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event will be open to the public.