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

Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment Learning from Chile and International Experiences

Image by Patrick McDonald In the 1990s, Bruce Ackerman defined ‘constitutional moments’ as historic milestones of intense deliberation and change in a country’s politics, change that reflects in the country’s constitutional settlement. Since October 2019, Chile is going through its own constitutional moment, a moment that began with popular resistance against rising public transport fees … Continue reading Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment Learning from Chile and International Experiences

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

Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe: Her Journey to Freedom and the Lessons We Can Learn

Photo of Richard Ratcliffe at the candlelit vigil outside the Foreign Office on Friday 05 Nov. 2021, eleven days into his hunger strike, via Flickr. Professor Carla Ferstman is a lawyer and an activist. Before joining the School of Law in 2018, she directed REDRESS, an organization dedicated to helping torture survivors in all parts of the … Continue reading Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe: Her Journey to Freedom and the Lessons We Can Learn

‘No Longer a Member State of the Organisation’: The Expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe and Articles 7 and 8 of the Statute

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, via Flickr By Dr. Nikos Vogiatzis, University of Essex Introduction Russia is no longer a member state of the Council of Europe. On 16 March, the Committee of Ministers (CM) of the Council of Europe decided, “in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council … Continue reading ‘No Longer a Member State of the Organisation’: The Expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe and Articles 7 and 8 of the Statute

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

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

Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow

Photo by C D-X Ιn collaboration with the Cassese Initiative, Dr. Antonio Coco (Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex) recently launched ‘Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow’, a podcast series on the work and legacy of the late Professor Antonio Cassese, pioneering international lawyer, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his passing. The series is exploring … Continue reading Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow

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

‘Cyber Due Diligence’: A Patchwork of Protective Obligations in International Law

Photo by Kevin Ku With a long history in international law, the concept of due diligence has recently gained traction in the cyber context, as a promising avenue to hold states accountable for harmful cyber operations originating from, or transiting through, their territory, in the absence of attribution. Nonetheless, confusion surrounds the nature, content, and scope … Continue reading ‘Cyber Due Diligence’: A Patchwork of Protective Obligations in International Law