New Book on State Responsibility for Non-State Actors
Dr Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and St Antony’s College, is the author of a new book recently published by Bloomsbury: State Responsibility for Non-State Actors: Past, Present and Prospects for the Future.
The book, described as a "timely and measured work" based on "rigorous and insightful" research, investigates how state responsibility can be determined for the wrongdoing of non-state actors. Every day, people, businesses and societies around the world pay a price arising from interactions between states and non-state actors. From insurrections that attempt to create new governments, to states arming belligerent proxies operating overseas, to companies damaging natural environments or providing suspect services, the impact of such situations are felt in numerous ways. They also raise many questions relating to responsibility. In answering these, the book provides a picture of what the law governing this area is, what it could be, and what it should be in light of past histories, present realities and future prospects.
Those interested in learning more are welcome to attend the launch event, which will be held at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights on 30 November 2022 from 17:00-19:00. Discounted copies of the book will be available for purchase as well.