Prof. Dr. Anne Peters, LL.M. (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg) is one of the best known and most innovative international law scholars in the world. She was the president of the European Society of International Law and she worked at the Venice Commision on the Council of Europe. Professor Peters has published extensively in the area of International Law.

At the Institute of International Relations Professor Peters spoke about the use of force against the Islamic State from the legal point of view. Could the collective self-defense of Iraq serve as justification of US-led military actions against ISIS? Are these actions legal? Can we blame Syria for insufficient activity? Is the use of force for collective self-defense authorized by the UN Charter? And where is the once so popular responsibility to protect by humanitarian intervention?

Listen to Anne Peters and the following discussion!

Veronika Bílková, Coordinator of the Centre for International Law at the IIR Prague (0:05)
Anne Peters,Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (4:38)
Discussion (55:20)

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