Transnational Law & Justice Network (TLJN) Presents: Professor James Sloan

Transnational Law &
Justice Network (TLJN)
Professor James Sloan
United Nations peacekeeping has changed dramatically over the years. Where once the
presence of peacekeepers on the ground signaled that conflict was at an end and
conditions were present to move towards a lasting peace, now peacekeepers have
become ever more militarised. The benefits of having peacekeepers charged with
protecting civilians and restoring security seem clear. But can peacekeeping successfully
assume these functions without fundamentally changing its very nature, thereby
damaging the endeavour? The talk, will address this question, using the United Nations
African Union Hybrid Peacekeeping Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) as a case study.
James Sloan is Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow, School of
Law, where he specialises in the Law of the United Nations, International Human Rights
Law and International Criminal Law. He has held honorary positions or Visiting
Professorships at Law Schools in San Francisco, Paris and Sao Paulo. Prior to joining
academia, he practiced in the international law field, working for the United Nations and
international human rights NGOs. His monograph, The Militarisation of Peacekeeping in
the Twenty-First Century was published by Hart in 2011. He co-edited (with Christian
Tams) a collection of essays on The Development of International Law by the
International Court of Justice, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
He has advised a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations on
international legal matters.
Wednesday October 7, 2015
12:00 PM
Farmer Conference Room