The unlawfulness of the Syria strikes

1 May 2018
Eggett in Law

In response to the (alleged) use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime in the city of Douma, the United Kingdom, United States, and France carried out a number of missile strikes against several government facilities. These strikes clearly violate basic rules of international law.


Craig is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.


Craig Eggett is a Lecturer and Researcher in Public International Law. He holds an LL.B. (hons) from Durham Law School (UK), with ERASMUS exchange at K.U.Leuven; and LL.M. (cum laude) in International Laws from Maastricht University, with exchange at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole.

Prior to coming to Maastricht, Craig worked in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.


Courses taught:

  • Public International Law (LL.M.)
  • International Dispute Settlement (LL.M.)
  • International Humanitarian Law (LL.M.)
  • International Law
  • Skills: Legal Research and Reasoning
  • Legal English
  • Moot Court Training


Research areas:

  • Sources of International Law, General Principles of Law
  • International Legal Theory
  • International Criminal Law


PhD project: "A Conceptual Framework for the Application of General Principles of International Law"


Additional Activities:

Maastricht International Law Discussion Group

Moot Court Coaching:

  • Jessup International Law Moot Court
  • Nuremberg International Criminal Law Moot Court