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Civil War, Restraint & International Humanitarian Law

When: Friday, January 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

Where: Community Room at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston,

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Parth Joshi   (847) 491-7980

Group: International Studies

Category: Academic


Join the International Studies Program and the Evanston Public Library as we host Professor Jessica Stanton (UPenn) for a talk about her latest book, "Violence and Restraint in Civil War: Civilian Targeting in the Shadow of International Law".

Media coverage of civil wars often focuses on the most gruesome atrocities and the most extreme conflicts, which might lead people to think that all civil wars involve massive violence against civilians. In truth, however, although some governments and rebel groups commit serious human rights violations during civil war, many others exercise restraint in their fighting, largely avoiding violence against civilians in compliance with international law. 

This book presents a wide range of evidence of the strategic use of violence and restraint, using original data on violence against civilians in civil wars from 1989 to 2010 as well as in-depth analyses of conflicts in Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Indonesia, Sudan, Turkey, and Uganda.

NOTE - This event is open to the public!!! Light refreshments will be served.

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