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ICLQ Annual Lecture 2017: The Right to Life and the International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones

Event Details

Time: 17:30-19:30 (Registration from 17:00)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP

The 2017 Annual ICLQ Lecture this year will be based on the paper 'The Right to Life and the International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones', published in the ICLQ in October 2016. The paper was authored jointly by Dapo Akande, Christof Heyns, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Thompson Chengeta.

The event will also provide the opportunity to present the 2016 Young Scholar with their award of £250 worth of Cambridge University Press titles of their choice. This year the prize is awarded to Daniel Costelloe for his article 'Treaty Succession in Annexed Territory' published in Volume 65 Part 2.

This free lecture is being hosted at BIICL in Russell Square and will be followed by a reception generously sponsored by Cambridge University Press, who publish the ICLQ.


  • Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford; Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict; Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations; Yamani Fellow, St Peter's College, Oxford
  • Thompson Chengeta, Researcher, Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria & Lecturer of Law at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
  • Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pretoria & United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
  • Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, Lecturer in Law, University of Reading


  • Professor Sir Malcolm Evans OBE KCMG, Editor in Chief (Joint) of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, University of Bristol

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