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 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. He has also studied 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's PhD research is concerned with "general principles of law" in the sense of Article 38(1)(c) of the ICJ Statute. He supervises thesis students writing on international legal theory, treaty law, state responsibility, international criminal law, and the law of the sea.