Beyond Responsibility to Protect: International Law conference 4-5 July 2013 Last updated on 2/4/2014 Print this page The McCoubrey Centre for International Law hosted a two-day conference for research students and early career scholars on the theme of 'Responsibility to Protect: Towards Responsible Use of International Law'. The keynote was given by Professor André Nollkaemper of the University of Amsterdam, and Director of the SHARES Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law. Programme [Detailed programme 7 pages] (updated 21st June 13) Thursday 4th July 8.00 - 9.00 Registration 9.00 - 9.30 Welcome 9.30 - 11.30 Panel 1: The Moral Underpinnings of the Responsibility to Protect: Between Law and Politics Chaired by Dr Tony Ward (University of Hull) Panel 2: The Responsibility to Protect: Owed by whom, to whom, and to what extent? Chaired by Dr Hitoshi Nasu (Australian National University) [Abstracts for Panels 1 and 2] 11.30 - 12.00 Coffee break 12.00 - 13.30 Panel 3: The Role of Institutions on the Responsibility to ProtectChaired by Professor Nicholas Tsagourias (University of Sheffield) Panel 4: The Responsibility to Protect at the Regional LevelChaired by Dr Michèle Olivier (University of Hull) [Abstracts for Panels 3 and 4] 13.30 - 14.30 Lunch break 14.30 - 16.00 Panel 5: The Responsibility to Protect and Questions of International ResponsibilityChaired by Dr Vassilis Tzevelekos (University of Hull) Panel 6: Business and the Responsibility to ProtectChaired by Professor Richard Barnes (University of Hull) [Abstracts for Panels 5 and 6] 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break 16.30 - 18.00 Keynote Speech: Professor André Nollkaemper Friday 5th July 9.00 - 11.00 Panel 7: Responsibility while Protecting and the day afterChaired by Professor Lindsay Moir (University of Hull) Panel 8: Responsibility to Protect and Non-State Actors Chaired by Professor Jean d'Aspremont (University of Manchester) [Abstracts for Panels 7 and 8] 11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break 12.00 - 13.30 Panel 9: Forcible Intervention and the Responsibility to ProtectChaired by Professor Nigel White (University of Nottingham) Panel 10: The Responsibility to Protect and Transnational CrimeChaired by Dr James Summers (Lancaster University) [Abstracts for Panels 9 and 10] 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break 14.00 - 15.30 Panel 11: The Responsibility to Protect and International LawChaired by David Turns (Cranfield University) Panel 12: The Responsibility to Protect and International Criminal LawChaired by Dr Elena Katselli (Newcastle University) [Abstracts for Panels 11 and 12] 15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break 16.00 - 18.00 Conclusions Professor Jean d'Aspremont (University of Manchester) & Professor Nicholas Tsagourias (University of Sheffield) Conference aims investigate the legal foundations of R2P assess the ways this concept is developing in international law identify the areas or the regimes of international law where this applies examine questions surrounding the concept, such as jurisdiction and state responsibility explore critical challenges for the notion of R2P The conference organising committee is comprised of Professor Richard Barnes, Dr Vassilis Tzevelekos, Nneka Okechukwu and Carmino Massarella. Email MCIL@hull.ac.uk We are particularly grateful to Hart Publishing, Intersentia, and Oxford University Press for sponsoring the event.