Professor Dirk Moses, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Transformative Occupation and the Right of Resistance
The right of violent resistance to occupation and the protection of international law generally are often asserted by proponents of occupied peoples. If only international law were respected, so the argument goes, indigenous peoples would be able to repel colonists' transformative occupation. In this paper, I challenge this common view by showing how the law of occupation has always favoured the occupier as does international law more generally. If peoples want to resist transformative occupations, they have to face the forces arrayed against them without misplaced trust in the law.
|An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies lecture|
|Date||14 October 2015|
|Time||17:15 to 19:00|
Free Public Lecture - no registration is required. Tea and coffee will be served in the IAIS Common Room from 16.30. Lecture from 17.15 in Institute’s Lecture Theatres 1 and 2.
|Provider||Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies|