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School of Law Alumni Seminar Series: State Responsibility for the Support of Armed Groups

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Online

Narissa Ramsundar is a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. She completed her PhD in Public International Law at QMUL in 2017 (under the supervision of Professor Okowa). She was awarded an LLM from King’s College London (2007), an LLB (1997) and a BA (1994) from the University of the West Indies. Her monograph State Responsibility for the Support of Armed Groups in the Commission of International Crimes (2020) was published by Brill/Nijhoff as part of the Queen Mary Studies in International Law. She has worked as State Counsel for the Office of Director in Public Prosecutions in Trinidad and Tobago for over seven years and prosecuted a range of complex offences including murder, offences against the person, narcotic trafficking and sexual offences. She worked as a Visiting Professional to the International Criminal Court from October 2020 to April 2021 and was assigned to Pre Trial Chamber II and Pre Trial Chamber III in the Chambers Division. She has also been involved in the examination of human rights violations against minority groups in Asia and presented some of the findings on that research at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in early 2020.

About the talk

Her talk examines the current international legal framework for addressing state responsibility for the commission of international crimes by individuals whose conduct can be attributed to the State as a matter of positive law. She further probes the limitations on the current law and investigates the case for variation of the tests of attribution of the conduct of individuals to states.

**Please note this is an online event and that all registrants will be sent joining details on the day.

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