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Christian Henderson
Professor of International Law (Law)
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Chris' research interests are in public international law, with a particular focus on the law governing the use of force, collective security law, and the law of armed conflict. Past and current research projects have addressed issues such as the international personality of non-state actors and contested states in the context of the jus ad bellum, the contemporary role, relevance, significance and accountability of the United Nations Security Council and its actions in the maintenance of international peace and security, the provision of arms and non-lethal assistance to government and opposition forces, humanitarian intervention and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’, the notion of sovereignty in contemporary international society, cyber operations and international law, the role of international law in international commissions of inquiry, and a comparative study of the prohibition of the threat or use of force from the international and domestic perspectives.