SELF DEFENCE AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM
By Prof M Sornarajah
Date: 3 Mar 2004
Venue: Lee Sheridan Conference Room (3rd floor, Law Faculty)
The Bush doctrine on the preventive war on terrorism has done damage to the structure of the existing international law on the use of force. The object of the seminar is to assess the extent of the damage and examine whether a new law could be resurrected to replace the old. It also considers the question whether the exercise of maintaining a law in this area is one of futility in the context of modern international relations.
About the Speaker
M Sornarajah LLM (Yale) LLD (London) is a Professor of Law at the NUS. He was Sterling Fellow at the Yale Law School, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law, Cambridge and at the Max Planck Institut fur Offentliches Auslandisches Recht at Heidelburg, Germany. He was International Law Fellow and Visiting Professor at American University at Washington DC. He is a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Petroleum and Natural Resources Law at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He is the author of The Pursuit of Nationalized Property (Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, 1986); International Commercial Arbitration (Longman, 1992); The Law of International Joint Ventures (Longman, 1994); The International Law on Foreign Investment (Cambridge University Press, 1996, second edition, 2004 (spring)) and The Settlement of Foreign Investment Disputes (2001). He is the Director of the UNCTAD/WTO Programme on Investment Treaties.