Coercive Diplomacy and Threats of Harm

What Are the Ethical and Legal Challenges for International Politics?

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Time: Tuesday, 19 November 2013 08:45-12:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmannsgate 7, Oslo

​​In Afghanistan; over Libya, Syria, and Iran; and in numerous other international conflicts, threats have been used to coerce opponents into behaving – or not behaving – in a certain way. Yet, the UN Charter says that states must refrain from not only use of force but also threats of use of force. How should we look upon coercion in international politics from a legal and moral standpoint?


Keynote speaker:
Nikolas Stürchler, Legal Adviser to the Swiss Delegation to the United Nations and author of The Threat of Force in International Law

Other speakers:
Cecilie Hellestveit and Nobuo Hayashi, International Law and Policy Center (ILPI)
Gregory Reichberg, Henrik Syse, and Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO

A light breakfast will be served.

The seminar is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.