Relaunch of the Melland Schill Lecture Series: John Dugard questions the sanctity of State Boundaries – 15 Oct

After a 40 years hiatus, the Manchester International Law Centre is delighted to relaunch the prestigious Melland Schill lecture series in public international law. This is an unique opportunity to hear the views of an eminent international lawyer on an issue of pressing importance in both domestic and international relations.
John Dugard is a distinguished international lawyer who has championed human rights throughout his career. He was a leading South-African opponent of the apartheid regime, a member of the United Nations International Law Commission, has served as a judge on the International Court of Justice and was a Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights regarding the situation in Palestine. Professor Dugard’s lecture is entitled “Are Existing States Sacrosanct?”. It considers that contemporary international law is committed to maintain the world order as it is, with as little change to existing state boundaries as possible, but is this tenable in a world in which self-determination and ethnic identity are such powerful forces?
To celebrate the relaunch of Melland Schill lecture series which will be the first public event of the recently established MILC, a reception will be held after the lecture.
Places are limited, please register here:


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