Eighth Lecture Series by Centre for the Study of United Nations & Jindal Society of International Law

The lecture will be on the topic, ‘Existing Legal Limits to the Use of the Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes." by Prof. Jennifer Trahan.
Eighth Lecture Series by Centre for the Study of United Nations & Jindal Society of International Law
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Jindal Society of International Law, in pursuance of fostering fruitful conversations on international law, is delighted to present and host the Fall Lecture Series of 2021, titled 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law'.

The lecture on ‘Existing Legal Limits to the Use of the Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes' is the eighth lecture in this twenty-three part lecture series, which is being held from August to November 2021.

About Jindal Society of International Law

The Jindal Society of International Law is a student-led initiative under the aegis of the Centre for the Study of United Nations of Jindal Global Law School, and the guidance of Faculty Coordinator Professor (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski. Founded in 2020, this Society is an initiative to provide a platform to young international law enthusiasts.

The purpose of this Society is to increase student interaction with the subject matter of International Law through its various initiatives. Rather than being primarily research-driven, we intend to offer a host of experiences that contribute towards skill-building, thereby increasing the knowledge database available to students.

This Society is an attempt to bridge the lacuna by streamlining resources and inculcating an overall interest in the vast expanses of International Law. We aim to provide a space to young international law enthusiasts to nurture their interest in the field.

About the Lecture Series 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law'

Our Fall Lecture Series of 2021, 'Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law', builds upon the introduction given on internationalism and international law by the concluded Spring Lecture Series, titled ‘Future of Internationalism and International Law’. The Fall Series endeavours to study the different contours of international law. To assist in this study, the speakers will cover and address their respective areas of expertise, based upon their years of research and practice. Given the vast ecosystem and the engagement of international law in it, the Society aims to study the fragmentation and fertilisation of the various disciplines in this ecosystem.

The lowest common denominator in this Fall Lecture Series is to enhance and provide a deeper understanding of international law through international lawyers. The Society, for its Members, is a well of knowledge and a quorum of thought-provoking discussions, which will be resultant of this engagement with experts aimed at exploring the ecosystem of international law.

About the Lecture 'Private Remedy for Breaches of International Law Norms'

The eighth lecture of our Fall 2021 Lecture Series is on the topic ‘Existing Legal Limits to the Use of the Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes'. The lecture will be hosted online and is scheduled for 18:00 IST on 10th September 2021. The distinguished speaker for this lecture is Professor Jennifer Trahan.

About the Speaker

Jennifer Trahan is a Clinical Professor at NYU's Center for Global Affairs and Director of their Concentration in International Law and Human Rights. She is a prolific scholar, having published two digests on the case-law of the ad hoc tribunals, as well as scores of law review articles and book chapters, including on the International Criminal Court’s crime of aggression.

The book she is currently writing, "Legal Limits to the Security Council Veto Power in the Face of Atrocity Crimes," will be published by Cambridge University Press in summer 2020. She has also served as one of the US representatives to the Use of Force Committee of the International Law Association and holds various positions with the American Branch of the International Law Association.

She recently also served as an amicus curiae to the International Criminal Court on the appeal of the situation regarding Afghanistan and was named to the Council of Advisers on the Application of the Rome Statute to Cyberwarfare.

The lecture will be held online on Zoom and will also be simultaneously live streamed on YouTube on 10th September, 2021 (Friday) at 18:00 IST Onwards.

The registration link provides for all the necessary information regarding this.


Ankit Malhotra, Co-Founder and President of Jindal Society of International Law.

Join Us for This Interesting Lecture!

In order to be a part of this lecture, attendees are requested to register themselves through the Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/legal-limits-to-the-use-of-the-veto-power-in-the-face-of-atrocity-crimes-tickets-164614928683

Kindly register yourself as soon as possible to not miss out on this lecture, given that there are limited number of seats!

For any queries write to jsil@jgu.edu.in or for additional information regarding the Fall 2021 Lecture Series or other initiatives of Jindal Society of International Law, kindly visit our website. You can also follow and engage with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram!


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