Jean Baptiste Maillart, a visiting PhD student from the University of Geneva, he addresses the rise of Islamic State since 2014 as well as its brutality and cruel practices, often filmed and diffused online, that have sparked fear and indignity in the international community. The Islamic State's existence has also raised numerous legal issues under international law, some of which will be addressed in a series of lunch-time talks throughout the spring 2016 semester.
This introductory session aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the history, structure and functioning of Islamic State as well as pointing out the main differences with Al-Qaeda. Some legal questions, such as the issue of statehood, will also be addressed.
Sponsored by the International Law Society.