Under international human rights law, a state holds obligations towards those within its territory. More controversial is the extent of its obligations to persons abroad whose human rights may be impacted by its actions.
The panel discusses the approaches taken by states and courts to extraterritorial human rights impacts including in relation to the environment, to cyberspace, and to international surveillance. Is a state responsible for protecting the right to privacy or family life of persons abroad? How might global consensus be reached in this space for future transboundary human rights issues?
Sarah Cleveland, Louis B. Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Columbia Law School
Marko Milanovic, Professor of Public International Law, University of Nottingham
Chanaka Wickremasinghe, Minister-Counsellor and Legal Adviser, United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations
Marten Zwanenburg, Senior Legal Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands; Professor of Military Law, Netherlands Defence Academy
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House