Book launch and presentation at T.M.C. Asser Institute
What legal obligations do states have to prevent gross human rights violations under international human rights law? What types of obligations do states have at different points in time? When are they triggered? What concrete measures may they require and how do they apply outside a state’s territory? These are some of the questions explored at the launch event of the book “The Prevention of Gross Human Rights Violations Under International Human Rights Law”, organised on 4 June at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.
Speakers of the evening included the author of the book, Dr. Nienke van der Have (Senior Legal Specialist, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands), Dr. Emma Irving (Assistant Professor, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University), and Ms. Audrey Fino (International Lawyer, Former OHCHR and ICTY staff member). The speakers offered not only a structural exploration of the topic and the main findings of the book, but also their perspectives on, and new developments in, the field of prevention.