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ISCI Annual Lecture: Richard Falk - World Order, State Crime & Human Rights

22 March 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Venue: Peston Lecture Theatre (Graduate Centre; GCG10), Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is excited to host Professor Richard Falk to deliver its 2018 Annual Lecture. Prof Falk's lecture will be an exploration of the failures of the organized international community, including the UN, to address such criminal challenges to human rights as have been experienced by many peoples in the world including the Rohingya and Palestinians, as well as the problems of responding to such massive state crime as has occurred in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. An interpretation of these failures as partly structural and ideological, and partly a reflection of the worldwide rise of autocratic forms of governance, accompanied by chauvinistic nationalism.

In 2008, Professor Falk was appointed as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. He is the author of Law, War, and Morality in the Contemporary World; The Role of Domestic Courts in the International Legal Order; Legal Order in a Violent World; The Status of Law in International Society; This Endangered Planet; A Study of Future Worlds; Human Rights and State Sovereignty; The End of World Order; Reviving the World Court; The Promise of World Order; Revolutionaries and Functionaries; Revitalizing International Law; Explorations at the Edge of Time; On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics; and Law in an Emerging Global Village: A Post-Westphalian Perspective, and editor or co-editor of more than twenty books. Prof Falk is currently a Queen Mary Distinguished Visiting Fellow has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, the Olaf Palme Visiting Professor in Stockholm and Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta.


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