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On 6 February 2017 a round-table discussion “The Syrian crisis and enforcement of international law” took place at Riga Graduate School of Law.

The discussion was led by Riga Graduate School of Law professor Ineta Ziemele, a judge of the Latvian Constitutional Court and previously a judge at the European Court of Human Rights. Riga Graduate School of Law lecturer Ieva Miluna spoke on the Syrian conflict. She analysed the chronology of the conflict, as well as clarifying the main protagonists, world superpower involvement, and how UN Security Council resolutions are enforced. The discussion continued with the focus on what obligations are imposed on UN Member States by UN Security Council resolutions with regard to Syria, how to differentiate between state responsibility and individual criminal responsibility, the role attributed to courts and mechanisms in a multi-polar world order.

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