Professor Christian Tams co-authors ‘Self-Defence against Non-State Actors’


Professor Christian Tams has co-authored a book entitled ‘Self-Defence against Non-State Actors’ alongside Mary Ellen O’Connell, University of Notre Dame,  and Dire Tladi, University of Pretoria. The book is written in a new format known as Max Planck Trialogue whereby three authors whose geographical, professional, theoretical, and methodological backgrounds and outlooks differ greatly, discuss one topic within the international law surrounding armed conflict. By explicitly focussing on the authors’ divergence and disagreement, a richer understanding of self-defence against non-state actors is achieved, and the legal challenges and possible ways ahead identified. To find out more about Christian’s latest book, please see here.