UCL Faculty of Laws


Dr Kimberley N Trapp speaks at the International Bar Association Annual Conference

10 October 2018

Dr Trapp was a panel member on a discussion regarding the scope of self-defence in international law.

Dr Kimberley N Trapp, Senior Lecturer in Public International Law at UCL Laws, was a speaker on the ‘The right of individual or collective self-defence in relation to non-state actors’ panel at International Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Rome.  

The panel was chaired by Estefanía Ponce Durán (Zuleta Abogados Asociados, Bogotá) and consisted of a moderated conversation between International Organisation delegates and academics on the scope of self-defence in international law. In her remarks, Dr Trapp addressed possible interpretations of the UN Charter and the interaction between state rights under the Charter and international human rights law.  

The discussion which followed highlighted the potentially different starting points of States and scholars alike in their interpretation of the UN Charter. Dr Trapp is pictured here with co-panellists Patrick Luna (Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations), Emanuela Gillard (European University Institute); Steven Hill (NATO) and panel chair Estefanía Ponce Durán (Zuleta Abogados Asociados, Bogotá).