Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Photo by Grant Ritchie On 11 November 2020, Dr. Emily Jones, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, spoke in the Ghandi Research Seminar Series at the University of Reading Global Law at Reading (GLAR) group. The topic of Dr Jones' talk was 'Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature.'  The paper began by outlining … Continue reading Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

The Oxford Statement on International Law Protections Against Foreign Electoral Interference through Digital Means

Photo by Joshua Sortino Dr. Antonio Coco, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has co-drafted The Oxford Statement on International Law Protections Against Foreign Electoral Interference through Digital Means, which has been signed by 139 international lawyers so far. The Statement is the third in a series — informally known as the "Oxford … Continue reading The Oxford Statement on International Law Protections Against Foreign Electoral Interference through Digital Means

The New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and the Global Compact on Refugees and Solutions

TabareyBarey Camp in Niger By Geoff Gilbert, Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Essex, Chair of the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network The United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) of 2018 is a document that tries to embrace all aspects of forcible displacement across international borders in the 21st century. This review of the new EU … Continue reading The New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and the Global Compact on Refugees and Solutions

Supporting the Colombian Transitional Justice Process

Image by Pixabay GCRF@Essex interview questions: Prof. Sabine Michalowski and Prof. Clara Sandoval-Villalba Partners/organisations: Dejusticia, a Colombian Think-Do-Tank What is your research about? Colombia and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army; Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) signed a comprehensive peace agreement in 2016 which devises a transitional justice system to respond to … Continue reading Supporting the Colombian Transitional Justice Process

School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Human Rights and Climate Change

Image by Marek Matecki By Dr. Stephen Turner, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Dr. Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex On 30 April and 1 May 2020, the University of Essex (School of Law and Human Rights Centre) hosted a workshop on the subject of Human Rights and Climate Change. Owing … Continue reading School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Human Rights and Climate Change

International Law, the Paradox of Plenty and the Making of Resource-Driven Conflict

Image by skeeze Dr Eliana Cusato, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has published a paper titled ‘International law, the paradox of plenty and the making of resource-driven conflict’. This article intervenes in legal debates on the relationship between natural resource extraction and armed conflict. Since the 1990s there has been a proliferation of international/global … Continue reading International Law, the Paradox of Plenty and the Making of Resource-Driven Conflict

Knowing all of the law, all of the time – responding to COVID-19

Photo by Phil Botha Geoff Gilbert, Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Essex  As Paul White has written on these pages, success in our COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings should not be measured in the ‘number of webinars, seminars, guidance and strategies’. Part of achieving success, though, is ensuring that humanitarian actors in the … Continue reading Knowing all of the law, all of the time – responding to COVID-19

Using Human Rights Law to Inform States’ Decisions to Deploy AI

Photo by fabio Dr. Daragh Murray, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has a new publication in the American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Unbound (Vol. 14, pp. 158-162) as part of a special edition asking 'How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect International Law?'. The article, titled 'Using Human Rights Law to Inform States' Decisions to Deploy … Continue reading Using Human Rights Law to Inform States’ Decisions to Deploy AI

Judging Inter-American Human Rights

Photo by Artem Beliaikin Dr Patricia Palacios Zuloaga, Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex, published a new paper titled 'Inter-American Human Rights: The Riddle of Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights'. The article argues that the use of compliance studies to evaluate the effectiveness of international human rights courts … Continue reading Judging Inter-American Human Rights

Beyond War Talk: Laying Bare the Structural Violence of the Pandemic

Image by Gordon Johnson Dr. Eliana Cusato, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex There has been much discussion about the importance of frames on our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the existing legal, political and economic order. A number of interventions have already called attention to the possibilities and perils that come … Continue reading Beyond War Talk: Laying Bare the Structural Violence of the Pandemic