Thursday, October 29, 2009

Go On! Global views on international law

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest) Public opinion on international law and on The Hague-based International Court of Justice, as revealed in a 21-country poll, will be the subject of a discussion from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, at Tillar House, the headquarters of the American Society of International Law, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
ASIL's cosponsoring the event along with WorldPublicOpinion.org, whose Director, Steven Kull, will present the findings from a survey from a variety of locations, including Britain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, and the United States. ASIL Executive Director Elizabeth Andersen will moderate a panel of discussants on the results.
Among the questions to be explored include many on which IntLawGrrls frequently post, such as: the desirability (or not) of compliance with international law; confidence (or not) in the ICJ; the role of the United Nations; intervention under the banner of responsibility to protect or for other reasons; and the International Criminal Court indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Details and registration for the free event are here.

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