International Law and Aid and Assistance to Ukraine

Event date
15 February 2024
Event time
12:45 - 14:00
Oxford week
HT 5
The Old Library - All Souls College and Online

Professor Michael Schmitt, the University of Reading;West Point; the United States Naval War College

Notes & Changes

To join (whether in person or online), please complete the Registration Form above by 5:30pm on Wednesday 14 February 2024. Please note that if you register for online attendance after this time, a Zoom link may not be sent to you. If joining in person, registration is helpful but not essential.



The presentation will explore whether, and if so when, military aid and assistance by one State to another may qualify as a use of force under the UN Charter and customary international law, makes the former a party to the conflict under international humanitarian law, and violates the law of neutrality.


Michael Schmitt is Professor of International Law at the University of Reading; G. Norman Lieber Distinguished Scholar at West Point; and Professor Emeritus and Charles Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Naval War College.

Please see here for more details. 


The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford and hosts regular speaker events. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.

PIL Discussion Group Convenor: Ayako Hatano

The Discussion Group's meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press.

The speaker will commence at 12:45pm UK Time and the speaker will present for around 30-40 minutes, with around 30 minutes for questions and discussion. The meeting should conclude by 2pm UK Time.

Practitioners, academics and students from within and outside the University of Oxford are all welcome.

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Public International Law