The unlawfulness of the Syria strikes

1 May 2018

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 Eggett

Craig Eggett is a Lecturer and Researcher in Public International Law. He holds an LL.B. (hons) from Durham Law School (UK) and an LL.M. (cum laude) in International Laws from Maastricht University, including study abroad at KU Leuven and Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. Prior to coming to Maastricht, Craig worked in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Craig teaches several LL.M courses in public international law and dispute settlement. He also coaches the Jessup and Nuremberg moot court teams. Craig supervises thesis students writing on international legal theory, treaty law, state responsibility, international criminal law, and the law of the sea. 

Craig's PhD research is concerned with "general principles of law" in the sense of Article 38(1)(c) of the ICJ Statute. As part of this project, he has spent time at the Lauterpacht Centre for Interntional Law at the University of Cambridge.