The launch of the book “Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond”
The launch of the book “Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond”, edited by Prof. Andrea de Guttry, Dr. Francesca Capone and Dr. Christophe Paulussen, will take place at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna on 24 May 2016, (Aula Magna Storica, from 4 to 6 p.m.). The volume offers various perspectives, with an international legal focus, on an important and underexplored topic, which has recently gained momentum: the issue of foreign fighters. It provides an overview of challenges, pays considerable attention to the status of foreign fighters, and addresses different approaches, at the international, regional and national level, on how to tackle this problem. Outstanding experts in the field – lawyers, historians and political scientists – contributed to the present volume, providing the reader with a multitude of views concerning this multifaceted phenomenon. Particular attention is paid to its implications in light of the armed conflicts currently taking place in Syria and Iraq.
Introduction: Dr. Christophe Paulussen (Asser Institute)
Discussants: Prof. Natalino Ronzitti (LUISS Guido Carli), Marina Sapia (Rai News) and Roberta Barberini (Sostituto Procuratore Generale, Distretto della Corte di Appello di Roma)
The editors, as well as Prof. Francesco Strazzari and Dr. Emanuele Sommario, two of the contributors to the volume, will be present to discuss the findings of the study.