Peace Palace Peace and Justice

T.M.C. Asser Lecture

This event took place on 30 November 2017.

Organisation: T.M.C. Asser Institute
Location: Academy Hall, Peace Palace

Each year the Asser Institute invites an internationally renowned jurist and outstanding public intellectual to take inspiration from Tobias Asser’s idea of cultivating trust and respect through law and legal institutions. This third edition of the annual lecture is held on Thursday 30 November in the Academy Hall of the Peace Palace.

  • Speaker: Professor Saskia Sassen – Robert S. Lynd Professor of  Sociologie at Columbia University one of the world’s most prominent scholars on global cities, immigration, and states in the world economy.
  • Subject: ‘When the Law cannot recognise Extreme Injustice even if it affects Millions’
  • Language: English.

This lecture will deal with an emergent type of migrant not formally recognised in law: a refugee not of war, but from particular forms of “economic development” that not only cause environmental destruction, but also have expelled millions of rural smallholders from their land over the last few years. She will elaborate on the need for a new legal regime that recognises this development.

The T.M.C. Asser Institute is a renowned research and knowledge institute working on international and European law. The institute was founded as a cooperation between eight Dutch universitites.