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24th Annual SLS-BIICL Conference on Theory and International Law The Concept of Remoteness in International Law: The Use of Force and Armed Conflict

Event Details

Time: 14:00-18:20

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

The 24th Annual SLS-BIICL Conference on Theory and International Law is organised by the Society of Legal Scholars International Law Section and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

The theme for the annual SLS (International Law Section)-BIICL Conference on Theory and International Law is the concept of remoteness - distance in time and through space - in relation to the use of force and in the context of armed conflict.

This event will feature three panels:

  • Panel 1: The Utility and Ethics of Remotely Operated Weapons
  • Panel 2: Remoteness and the Jus ad Bellum
  • Panel 3: Remoteness and the Jus in Bello

For further details on panels and speakers, download the full Programme


  • Joshua Andresen, Yale Law School
  • Dr Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, Bournemouth University
  • Dr Christian Henderson, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Gleider Hernandez, Durham University
  • Clare Frances Moran, Abertay University / University of Glasgow
  • Penelope Nevill, 20 Essex Street
  • Andrew Sanger, Cambridge University
  • Professor Robert McCorquodale, BIICL
  • Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, Glasgow University
  • Nancy Obianuju Simons, Glasgow University
  • Dr Marco Roscini, Westminster University
  • Dr Philippa Webb, King's College London

The conference will be followed by a drinks reception and networking from 18:20-19:30

Download the Event Flyer

CPD points

This event is accredited with 5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £60
  • Full-time Academic - £45
  • Full-time Student - £15


  • Individual - £110
  • Full-time Academic - £85
  • Full-time Student - £35

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


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