Chapter on synthetic biology and international law in the Routledge Handbook of War, Law and Technology


Hellestveit has co-authored a chapter on Synthetic biology and the Biological Weapons Convention in the Routledge Handbook of War, Law and Technology  with Filippa Lentzos. The chapter traces recent developments and trends in weaponization of synthetic biology, and assesses whether the categorical ban on biological weapons under international law applies…

Genocide and non-state perpetrators under international law


Hellestveit made a presentation  at an international conference in September 2018 to commemorate The UN Genocide Convention at 70: The Politics of Mass Atrocity Prevention  at a session addressing non-state perpetrators of mass-atrocities.  Hellestveit's paper, entitled  Tribes, Thugs, Terrorists, and the Law: Non-Conventional Armed Violence and the Genocide Convention analyses the particular…