Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and Beyond

Photo by Saad Chaudhry On the 26th May 2021, Dr Meagan Wong, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, appeared in a panel of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law titled 'Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and beyond'. The panel was also joined by Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles … Continue reading Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and Beyond

The War on Compensation: Troubling Signs for Civilian Casualties in the Gaza Strip

Photo by Timon Studler Dr. Haim Abraham, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Follow Dr. Abraham on Twitter here The last round of belligerency between Hamas and Israel claimed a significant toll from civilians, with many arguing that some of the more devastating activities conducted by the IDF were in breach of the laws of … Continue reading The War on Compensation: Troubling Signs for Civilian Casualties in the Gaza Strip

Channel 5 makes public apology for “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!” broadcast

Photo by Ehud Neuhaus Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, School of Law, University of Essex On 19 April 2021, Channel 5 publicly apologised and agreed to pay damages to a couple who were shown in the television programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd is a national broadcaster which broadcasts Channel 5, and also … Continue reading Channel 5 makes public apology for “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!” broadcast

Pushing Past the Tipping Point: Can the Inter-American System Accommodate Abortion Rights?

Photo by Alfons Morales Dr. Patricia Palacios Zuloaga, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, had a new article published in the Human Rights Law Review, titled 'Pushing Past the Tipping Point: Can the Inter-American System Accommodate Abortion Rights?' While anti-abortion activists have been successful in pushing to restrict access to abortion across the USA, reproductive … Continue reading Pushing Past the Tipping Point: Can the Inter-American System Accommodate Abortion Rights?

Effective Oversight of Large-Scale Surveillance Activities: A Human Rights Perspective

Photo by Lianhao Qu Daragh Murray, Pete Fussey, Lorna McGregor, and Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex, explore the international human rights law implications of state surveillance in a new article published in the Journal of National Security Law and Policy (JNSLP). Today, state surveillance involves the large-scale collection and analysis of digital data—activities which allow … Continue reading Effective Oversight of Large-Scale Surveillance Activities: A Human Rights Perspective

World Oceans Day: the School of Law Celebrates with Law of the Sea Lectures

Photo by Christoffer Engström In celebration of World Oceans Day, the convenors of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series, Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones invite you to re-visit our law of the sea lectures in our series featuring the impressive speakers who play a leading role in advising, facilitating, negotiating, pleading, and … Continue reading World Oceans Day: the School of Law Celebrates with Law of the Sea Lectures

Human Rights and Climate Change Symposium – University of Essex 9-11th June 2021

Photo by William Bossen There are many ways in which climate change impacts upon a range of human rights. Therefore, it may appear strange that the linkages between human rights and climate change were not widely acknowledged until relatively recently. The first UN Human Rights Council resolution relating to climate change occurred in March 2008, … Continue reading Human Rights and Climate Change Symposium – University of Essex 9-11th June 2021

The Ntaganda Reparations Order: a marked step towards a victim-centred reparations legal framework at the ICC

International Criminal Court building in The Hague | Source: Wikimedia Commons Dr. Marina Lostal, University of Essex, School of Law NB: The author has been involved in the work of reparations at the ICC, first as a Court-appointed expert in the Al Mahdi case in 2017 and, between 2018 and 2020, as a reparations expert at … Continue reading The Ntaganda Reparations Order: a marked step towards a victim-centred reparations legal framework at the ICC