“Crash the Course” Series: The Laws of War with Prof. Ní Aoláin and Guest Prof. Petr Stejskal

November 17, 2022, 1:25 to 2:50 pm
Walter F. Mondale Hall

University of Minnesota Law School
229 19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Human Rights Center invites you inside the University of Minnesota Law School for a chance to sit in on a class with Professor Ní Aoláin and special guest lecturer, Dr. Petr Stejskal,.

The Laws of War is an upper-level course at the Law School that focuses on two interrelated bodies of law: the rules pertaining to the use of force in international law (known as the jus ad bellum) and those regulating the conduct of hostilities under the laws of (international and non-international) armed conflict (known as international humanitarian law, the laws of armed conflict, or the jus in bello).  Attendees will have an opportunity to interact within the classroom together with the JD students, Professor Ní Aoláin, and the guest speaker.

Guest speaker, Dr. Petr Stejskal, will share his research and expertise on the topic of protection of foreign investments in armed conflict.

The class will be structured as follows: 
•    Part I - Guest Lecturer, Dr. Petr Stejskal
•    Part II - Q & A Dialogue led by Professor Ní Aoláin
•    Part III – Student and attendee discussion

Seats for this class are limited, register to claim yours. The “Crash the Course” series is hosted by the Human Rights Center and aims at sharing our exciting curriculum exploring pressing human rights topics more broadly, and fostering new connections with our students, faculty, alumni, and partners. All are invited.

CLE Credits
1 standard CLE credit has been requested. Pending event code: 476155
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Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain

Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin is a University Regents Professor; holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society; and faculty director of the Human Rights Center at the Law School. She is concurrently a professor of law at the Queen's University of  Belfast, School of Law.

In 2017, Professor Ní Aoláin was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. In this capacity she works closely with states and United Nations entities to advance human rights protections in some of the most difficult contexts globally. She was re-elected by States for a further three-year term in 2020.

Mgr. Petr Stejskal

Mgr. Petr Stejskal, LL.M., PhD., is lecturer and researcher in public international law. Petr´s focus includes international investment law, law of armed conflict, law of international sanctions/countermeasures, fight against terrorism, and the law of transboundary water resources.

Amanda Lyons