UCL Faculty of Laws


Lecture by Dr. Kimberley Trapp published in UN Audiovisual Library

7 April 2016

Dr Kimberley Trapp’s lecture on ‘State Responsibility for International Terrorism’ has been published to the UN Audio Visual Library of International Law

The webpage for the Lecture Series describes it as ‘a permanent collection of lectures of enduring value on virtually every subject of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different regions, legal systems, cultures and sectors of the legal profession’.

Dr. Trapp’s lecture draws on her OUP monograph (of the same title) and is based around a number of hypothetical case studies of State involvement in terrorism – ranging from direct participation to indirect support for acts which qualify as terrorism under the applicable international treaty regime. Dr. Trapp explores the international treaty, customary and Security Council frameworks which impose terrorism related obligations on States, before turning to the difficult questions of attribution and regime interaction in establishing and implementing a State’s responsibility for terrorism.

Dr Trapp is a Senior Lecturer in Public International Law, having joined the Faculty of Laws in 2012 from Newnham College, University of Cambridge.