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Illegality and the Limits of the International Rule of Law [ONLINE]

Tuesday 14th of June 2022 18:00

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Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)


18:00 - 19:30
(Zoom Meeting ‘room’ will be open from 17:45) Please ensure that you have joined before the event is due to start.

Event Details

All members of the Inn are welcome to attend this event.

This talk will be led by Dr Reece Lewis, Academic Fellow of the Middle Temple

The numerous and grave examples of violations of international law—including the recent Russian use of force in and against Ukraine—provide ammunition to the claim that international law fails to properly constrain the behaviour of states. Against this backdrop, this event examines how international law responds to unlawful acts. It will explore the consequences of illegality in international law. And it will examine how international law and politics intersect on this important question. 

Who can Attend

This event is for members only.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

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Learning Outcomes:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Give two examples of violations of International Law.
  • Describe and explain how International Law responds to unlawful acts.
  • Recognise the consequences under International Law and the limitations of.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the professional statement:

  • 1.2 / 1.3

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Bookings and Cancellations

Bookings will open at 10:00 AM on Wednesday 06 April 2022.

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 16:00 the day before the event.  


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend by emailing

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.