The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

Photo by Sajad Nori Digital reconstructions of crime scenes have been used more frequently in both domestic and international courts as technology becomes more developed and accessible to courtroom actors. Though digital reconstructions can be beneficial, especially in the context of international criminal law, as they allow judges to visit crime scenes that would otherwise … Continue reading The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

Redesigning Slavery Through Law: A Play in Four Acts

Photo by Hermes Rivera Dr. Marija Jovanovic’s work was selected for presentation at the 2021 Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law. The meeting, which will be held on 11-12 November 2021, encompasses several events, including the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors and is open … Continue reading Redesigning Slavery Through Law: A Play in Four Acts

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

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

The animal legal turn: could animals qualify as victims before the International Criminal Court?

The Animals in War Memorial in Hyde Park, London (sculptor: David Backhouse) Dr. Marina Lostal, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a new article titled ‘De-objectifying Animals: Could they Qualify as Victims before the International Criminal Court?’ in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. The article notes that the legal framework … Continue reading The animal legal turn: could animals qualify as victims before the International Criminal Court?

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

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

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