Self-defence against non-State actors – Professor Christian J. Tams

On 4-5 November 2016, Professor Tams’ work on self-defence against terrorists will be discussed at an international workshop in Heidelberg/Germany.  Whether States can rely on self-defence to justify military strikes against terrorists is one of international law’s major controversies. Recent strikes against ISIS targets in Syria give it a particular topicality. 

The Heidelberg workshop hosts three leading scholars who hold competing views on the question of self-defence. Their work will be discussed by a group of academics and practitioners, and published as a book with Cambridge University Press in 2017. For more information about this event, please see here. 

To read Christian’s recent publication on this topic, please see here.