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Event Details

Event Date

26 October 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Coventry Central Library
Smithford Way
United Kingdom


What do we mean by “International Law?” Who makes it? What areas does it cover? Who enforces it? Who is subject to it? And does it really exist at all?

The speaker will be Alice Panepinto. This will be a wonderful opportunity to explore this key issue with someone who has wide experience in many aspects of the application of international law and justice, especially in Palestine.

Light Refreshments will be available at the event.

Alice Panepinto
Alice is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights in Practice at Warwick Law School, University of Warwick. Her research spans across human rights and international law, with a strong interdisciplinary interest in comparative law, socio-legal studies and Islamic legal systems.

Her current research focuses on transitional justice and the right to the truth both globally and in Muslim-majority contexts. She is also part of the editorial team of Lacuna, the Centre’s human rights magazine (

Previously she was based in Jerusalem as a 2014 UN-DESA Fellow in Human Rights (assigned to the Italian Development Cooperation) working on a range of international law and justice sector issues. Alice completed her PhD at Durham University Law School, defending a thesis on ‘Relocating Transitional Justice from International Law to Muslim-majority Legal Systems: Concepts, Approaches and Ways Forward’.



Mr Philip Brown