Dr. Stuart Wallace joins us to discuss his book: The Application of the European Convention on Human Rights to Military Operations (Cambridge UP).
The European Convention on Human Rights is being applied to extra-territorial military operations and encroaching on the law of armed conflict. This development presents significant challenges and opportunities. How do we reconcile the seismic clash of these two legal regimes? Is it possible to harness the benefits of applying human rights law to military operations without compromising its protective essence? How will the States react in future operations?
Dr. Stuart Wallace is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds where he teaches International Human Rights Law and Constitutional Law. He is a graduate of the University of Nottingham and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. Before taking up his post at the University of Leeds, he held a Fellowship at Homerton College, University of Cambridge where he worked as a Lecturer in Law and Director of Studies and as an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. He also held fellowships of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham. Dr Wallace has also held posts at the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court.