Rethinking International Law from Amazonian Onto-epistemologies: the Kukama People and the Amazonian Waterway Project

Image via Shutterstock Cristina Blanco, PhD candidate at the School of Law, University of Essex, was awarded the PhD Fieldwork Grant 2021-22 by the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA). Cristina’s research focuses on the interactions between Amazonian onto-epistemologies, international law (IL) and human rights in the context of an investment project. In the Amazonian rivers, water … Continue reading Rethinking International Law from Amazonian Onto-epistemologies: the Kukama People and the Amazonian Waterway Project

New Legal Protections for the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict

Image via Shutterstock By Professor Karen Hulme (School of Law, University of Essex) and Elizabeth B. Hessami (Johns Hopkins University) Nature and conservation are inevitably harmed during armed conflict. The laws of armed conflict do provide some measure of legal protection for nature, but these rules are limited and vague. The recent adoption by the … Continue reading New Legal Protections for the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict

Affordable, Clean Energy and Climate Action in Sub-Saharan Africa

Image via Shutterstock How can energy policy measures for realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and 13 (Climate Changes and Its Impact) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) be framed toward achieving energy justice? This position is quite challenging for developing countries that seek to resolve the rising inequality of access … Continue reading Affordable, Clean Energy and Climate Action in Sub-Saharan Africa

Essex Law School academic joins the UN’s Harmony with Nature expert network

Photo by Noah Buscher Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, became a member of the United Nations Expert Knowledge Network on Harmony with Nature. Dr. Jones offers below her input on the theme of Earth Jurisprudence. Earth Jurisprudence is a philosophy of law and … Continue reading Essex Law School academic joins the UN’s Harmony with Nature expert network

Research Seminar: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Photo by Evangeline Shaw Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, will lead a seminar on the theme of 'Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature'. The rights of nature are beginning to be recognised in many countries but have yet to be recognised in international law. Seeking to challenge and re-think … Continue reading Research Seminar: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice

Photo by Sincerely Media Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, alongside her colleague, Dr. Marie Aronsson-Storrier, Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, has been successfully awarded just under £5000 by the Modern Law Review to run a seminar on the theme of International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice. … Continue reading International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice

The Rule of Law: Driving Water and Climate Inequality?

Image: Dravyavati R., Jaipur by Rod Waddington licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 By Dr. Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The rule of law broadly underlies the idea that 'no one is above the law' and that the law is created and applied fairly. The dominant liberal-legal narratives on the rule of law often do not go much … Continue reading The Rule of Law: Driving Water and Climate Inequality?

Sustainability as a Legal Principle: Call for Papers

Third YUFE LAW Meeting, Rijeka, 23-24 June 2022 Photo by Headway YUFE, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe, is an alliance of ten dynamic, student-centred research-based universities and four non-academic partners from the non-governmental and private sector for an impactful European University. Together, the YUFE partners aim to establish one of the first true … Continue reading Sustainability as a Legal Principle: Call for Papers

Event: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Photo by Elissa Garcia Both posthuman theory and the rights of nature (RoN) movement have the potential to challenge the anthropocentrism of international environmental law (IEL). Scholars have begun to document the transformative shifts that could occur through the application of posthuman legal theory to IEL, but these theories have yet to be applied to law … Continue reading Event: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature

Photo by David Marcu Both posthuman theory and the rights of nature (RoN) movement have the potential to challenge the anthropocentrism of international environmental law (IEL). Scholars have begun to document the transformative shifts that could occur through the application of posthuman legal theory to IEL, but these theories have yet to be applied to … Continue reading Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature