"Proportionality and Human Rights: An Examination of Process and Policy" with Professor Michael Newton

Past Event

05 June 2015, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Pembroke College
Pembroke College, Oxford, OX1 1DW

This event is co-hosted by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and OxHRH

Speaker: Prof. Michael Newton, Professor of the Practice of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee.

This event will focus on the myriad meanings for the proportionality concept in contrast to the varying legal contexts within which it has been developed. The discussion will focus on the implications of the human rights framing of Proportionality, particularly in juxtaposition to the prevailing jus in bello usage. The lecture will critically examine the normative roots of proportionality within the human rights dialogue with a view towards a re-examination of its usage and utility.

Location: Mary Hyde Eccles Room, Pembroke College, Oxford

Click here for information on Prof.Newton's book, (co-authored by Larry May), Proportionality in International Law (OUP 2014)