Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
“Humanization of Arms Control: Paving the Way for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons”
A book talk by Daniel Rietiker, Senior Lawyer, European Court of Human Rights
12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served
Please join us for a talk with Daniel Rietiker to discuss his recent book, “Humanization of Arms Control: Paving the Way for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons,” in which he argues for putting human beings, rather than state security, at the center of disarmament law. After laying out the history of this approach in previous treaties, he will examine how it has played out in the negotiations and text of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Dr. Rietiker, a former Visiting Fellow with the Human Rights Program, is a senior lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights, an adjunct professor of public international law at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), and a member of adjunct faculty at Suffolk University Law School.
This event is part of the International Human Rights Clinic’s work on armed conflict and civilian protection.