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International law expert John Cerone, right, spoke Thursday, Nov. 12, at Wayne State University Law School about the recent developments in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan. With him is Professor Gregory Fox, director of Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies.

John Cerone, a noted international law expert, presented “International Humanitarian Law in the News: Recent Developments in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan” on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Wayne State University Law School.
The lecture was sponsored by the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies.

He discussed controversies in the application of the law of armed conflict to the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan. His discussion covered issues such as the application of the law to non-state groups like ISIS and the Taliban, the deaths of civilians and drone strikes.

Cerone is the Paul Martin Senior Professor in International Affairs and Law at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and visiting professor of international law at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy of Tufts University.

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