The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law

Photo by Sergio Torres Dr. Eliana Cusato, who is currently appointed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, authored a new book titled The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law. Her book was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2021. The … Continue reading The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law

Chile’s Constitutional Moment is an Opportunity to Enhance Social Rights

To do justice to such an ambitious goal, the Chilean process should not leave anyone behind. This is a historic occasion to make the case for social rights. A Chilean man casts his vote at the National Stadium in Santiago (Chile) in October 2020. The more than 2,700 voting centers enabled in Chile for the … Continue reading Chile’s Constitutional Moment is an Opportunity to Enhance Social Rights

The Business Sector and the Rights to Work and Just and Favourable Conditions of Work

Photo © Marcel Crozet/ILO from Flickr Dr Marija Jovanovic, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a new chapter titled ‘The Business Sector and the Rights to Work and Just and Favourable Conditions of Work’ in The Cambridge Companion to Business and Human Rights Law. The collection was edited by Ilias Bantekas (Hamad … Continue reading The Business Sector and the Rights to Work and Just and Favourable Conditions of Work

School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment

Photo by Mike Erskine On 22-23 April 2021, the School of Law and Human Rights Centre (HRC) held a workshop bringing together scholars at an early stage in their careers to support the development of research on critical perspectives on global law and the environment. The workshop was organised by Emily Jones, Eliana Cusato, Judith … Continue reading School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment

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

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

Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges

Photo by Cristi Goia Dr Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has contributed a chapter in the edited volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (BRILL, 2021). The book brings together experts around the globe to analyse the role of litigation at the national, regional and international level in advancing efforts to … Continue reading Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges