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The Human Right to Resist

November 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Shannonbrooke Murphy

Affiliation: Middlesex University School of Law

Organised by: Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security

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What is the ‘human right to resist’? You won’t find it mentioned in human rights textbooks or included in the standard human rights curriculum. Yet it has an ancient pedigree, has received acknowledgement by some of the great publicists of international law, is codified in approximately 40 current constitutions, and also has limited recognition in customary international law and human rights treaties. It deserves to take its rightful place in the human rights lexicon. This lunchtime seminar will provide an introduction to this marginalized legal concept and its status in contemporary positive law.

The seminar is co-hosted with the Whitaker Institute’s Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Research Cluster.