Submissions invited for ‘Law, Justice and the Security Gap’ conference, conceived as a forum for reassessing security related law and legal instruments and examining their relationship to contemporary forms of insecurity.
The panel discussed the possibilities of mobilizing international support to prevent and stop genocide and mass atrocities, focusing on causes, strategies of intervention and prevention, and impediments to timely and robust action.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, this panel considered its record and the questions it raises for the future of international justice.
Principal Researcher & Grant Holder
Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the LSE. She has researched and written extensively about security and civil society. Read more »
‘Security in Transition’ (SIT) is a 5-year-research programme at the London School of Economics (LSE), funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
The starting point of this research programme is the assumption that the world is in the midst of a profound change in the way that security is conceptualised and practised. Up until 1989, security was largely viewed either as ‘internal security’ or as ‘national’ or ‘bloc’ security and the main instruments of security were considered to be the police, the intelligence services and the military. This traditional view of security fits uneasily with the far-reaching changes in social and political organisation that characterise the world at the beginning of the twenty first century. What we call the ‘security gap’ refers to the gap between our national and international security capabilities, largely based on conventional military forces, and the reality of the everyday experience of insecurity in different parts of the world.Read more »
- Dr Sabine Selchow, LSE
- Professor Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
- Dr Sally Stares, LSE