The war in Ukraine and the response of the international community: towards a new international order?

Targetti Lecture Series
12 April 2022
Start time 
3:15 pm
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
Aula 005
School of International Studies
Target audience: 


The Russian aggression of Ukraine is not only the aggression of one state to another state; the flagrant violation of the UN Charter and of some fundamental principles of international law have raised a strong and unprecedented reaction towards the illegal conduct of one of the permanent members of the Security Council. Russia, although seemingly surprised by such reaction and quite isolated, does not recoil but rather widens its so called “special military operations”, tries to justify – sometime on the basis of international law – its behavior, attempts to intimidate and menaces other states and international organizations. Whatever the result of Russia’s aggression will be, the (imperfect) international legal order that emerged from the ashes of the Second World War and that has been accepted for 76 years is under threat. After this, it is difficult to say whether anything will be the same. What to expect in the years to come?

Welcome address: 

  • Bogna Targetti
  • Stefano Schiavo, SIS Director


Giuseppe Nesi - Università di Trento

Short Bio

Full Professor of International Law and Law of International Institutions at the Faculty of Law and the School of International Studies of the University of Trento where he also taught International Human Rights and EU Law. Former Dean of the Faculty of Law (2012-18). Member of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights. Former Legal Adviser of the President of the UN General Assembly (2010-11) and of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in New York (2002-10). Elect-member of the United Nations International Law Commission (2023-27). He is the author, or the editor of books and articles concerning international law and has lectured in several Universities and institutions in Italy and abroad.


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