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Upcoming events involving GLAR

  • GLAR Public Lecture - Professor Michael Schmitt, 29 January 2020, Inside the Enemy Camp: Offensive Cyber Operations and International Law
  • Ghandhi Research Seminar Series, which the series runs throughout each academic year.
  • Dr Anne Thies, together with Piet Eeckhout (Professor in Law, UCL, London), is organising a seminar series of the ESIL Interest Group 'EU as a Global Actor' at UCL Faculty of Laws, London. Seminars have been well attended by academics and legal practitioners and have given an excellent opportunity for in depth discussion of recent case-law and other developments of EU external relations. Upcoming events can be viewed here.

Previous events

  • GLAR's Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Dr Kubo Macak (Exeter) held an expert roundtable in Exeter on 22-23 September 2016 on the topic of 'The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law'. More information can be found here.
  • Dr Alison Bisset was invited to deliver a public lecture on "Transitional Justice and the Prioritisation of Prosecution" at the University of St Mary's, Twickenham, 1 December 2015
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler gave a paper speech at a Public Debate hosted by the Oxford Union Society Oxford on 5 March 2015 on the motion 'This House Believes that the Right to Free Speech Always Includes the Right to Offend'.  Other speakers included Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty), Peter Hitchens (Mail on Sunday journalist) and Brendan O' Neill (Editor of Spiked Online).
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler talks to NPR and puts the spotlight on a case where Israel's treatment of Eritrean asylum seekers has indirectly lead to tragic consequences (5 May 2015).
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler, The Right to Vote as a Human Right: Historical and Contemporary Challenges and the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, Guest seminar, Robert Schuman Centre, EUI, Florence, 21 May 2015
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler, 'Constitutional Review of Immigration Legislation in Israel: Between Law and Policy', Guest seminar, University of Sienna, Sienna, 22 May 2015
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler, A Political Voice in a (Hostile) Polity: Conceptualising the Case of Asylum Seekers in Israel, presented as part of a Migration Working Group workshop on 'Migrants as Objects and Subjects of Democratic Politics', EUI, Florence, 26 May 2015
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler, Guest seminar, No Asylum for Infiltrators: The Legal Predicament of Eritrean and Sudanese Nationals, Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, McGill University, Montreal, 2 June 2015
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler, A Political Voice in a (Hostile) Polity: Conceptualising the Case of Asylum Seekers in Israel, Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, 3 June 2015
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler, 'The HCJ and the 1951 Convention: Flirting with the Presumption of Interpretive Compatibility' presented at an international conference entitled Constitutional Conflicts and the Role of Constitutional Courts, Cardozo Law School, New York, 17-18 May 2015 (participants included the current president of the Israeli Supreme Court, Her Honour Myriam Naor, and the former president, his Honour Asher Grunis participated in the conference)
  • Dr Alison Bisset presented a paper entitled 'Transitional Justice in Nepal: Falling Short of International Standards?' at the International Law Association (British Branch) Spring Conference, University of Essex, 29-30 May 2015.
  • Dr Anne Thies organised a conference on the EU and International Dispute Settlement, held at the European University Institute in Feburary
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler chaired and moderated a panel entitled 'Challenging the discrimination of Arab citizens of Israel in education and the workplace' (participants: Dr Amir Paz-Fuchs (University of Sussex), Mr. Dan Squires (Matrix Chambers), Amon Be'eri-Sulitzeanu & Dr Thabet Abu Rass (The Abraham Fund Initiative's Co-Executive Directors)), Goodenough College, London, 2 February 2015.
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler chaired and moderated a panel entitled 'Israel and the left: time for a rethink?' (participants: Professor Robert Fine, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Warwick University; Professor Alan Johnson, BICOM; Dr David Hirsh, Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London), University of Oxford, 4 February 2015
  • Dr James A. Green presented a paper entitled 'Russia/Ukraine: Passportisation and the Protection of Nationals Revisited' at the Moscow's Hybrid War in Ukraine symposium, co-organised by the University of Bournemouth and the Swedish National Defence College, Bournemouth, 25 February 2015.
  • Dr Anne Thies - co-founder and convener of the ESIL Group on The EU as a Global Actor - recently organised a conference with the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and the Academy of European Law on "The EU and International Dispute Settlement" which took place on the 19th and 20th February 2015 at the European University Institute (EUI) in Fiesole.
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler gave a public lecture on 'Voting Rights of Refugees', 5th International Refugee law Series, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, Institute for Advanced Legal Study, London, 22 January 2015.
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler was invited to present an overview of 'Judicial Review of military actions by the Israeli Supreme Court', Middle East and North Africa Research Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 22 January 2015.
  • 'Am I Charlie?', Panel Discussion and Debate between Professor Susan Breau (Law), Dr Brian Feltham (Politics), Dr Christina Hellmich (Politics), and Dr Ruvi Ziegler (Law), Wednesday 21 January at the University of Reading
  • Four members of Reading staff - Dr James A. Green, Dr Alison Bisset, Stephen Samuel and Dr Corrine Heaven (Politics) - presented at a ESRC funded workshop on Commissions of Inquiry, directed by Dr Christain Henderson at the University of Liverpool, 16 January 2015
  • Chris Waters (University of Windsor, Canada) presented a paper entitled 'Rethinking the Role of Law in the First World War: The Case of Maritime Blockade', 14 January, Foxhill House
  • Book launch and special presentation event for Adjudicating International Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Sandy Ghandhi. Professor Ghandhi was presented with a one-of-a-kind edition of this book in his honour. 14 January, Foxhill House
  • Dr James A Green hosted a roundtable discussion in on the forthcoming article by Agatha Verdebout (Universit� Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium): 'The Contemporary Discourse on the Use of Force in the Nineteenth Century: A Diachronic and Critical Analysis', in issue1(2) of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law, Foxhill House, December 2014
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler presented 'Voting Rights of Recognized Geneva Convention Refugees' at the International Law Forum of the Hebrew University, 16 December 2014 and at the Immigration Research Forum at the Academic Centre for Law and Business at Ramat Gan, 21 December 2014.
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler was invited to present an overview of Israel's immigration law and policy, with particular emphasis on the treatment of asylum seekers to the senior staff of the Israel Democracy Institute, 18 December 2014.
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler was a visiting lecturer in December 2014 at the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, teaching International Refugee Law (intensive module) and conducting research on the treatment of African asylum seekers in Israel. 
  • Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne participated in a workshop organised by the UK Army Legal Services and the University of Exeter, on the topic of State responsibility, University of Exeter, December 2014
  • Reading / Oxford / Exeter seminar series (Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law), 12 November, Foxhill House: Professor Malcolm Evans, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol and UN Special Rapporteur for the Prevention of Torture, gave a paper on "Strengthening the Treaty Bodies: Process, Practice and Prospects", with Dr James A Green (University of Reading) responding
  • Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne participated in a roundtable event held at Chatham House, London, on the topic of the applicability of international humanitarian law to multi-national forces, Chatham House, November 2014
  • Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne presented a paper on 'Consent to Humanitarian Action in Non-International Armed Conflicts' at the 9th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law, Jerusalem, 3-4 November
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler will be presenting 'Independence referendums and putative citizenship - the Scottish referendum in a global perspective' at the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group on 6 November 2014
  • Dr James A. Green and Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne attended an engagement event between leading academics, members of the International Law Commission and staff of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, held at the FCO in London, 15 October.
  • Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne presented on the topic of 'Protection of persons deprived of their liberty in international armed conflict' at the 15th Bruges Colloquium, College of Europe, Bruges, 16 and 17 October. The programme is available here
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler served as a Rapporteur at a the University of Luxembourg/UNHCR symposium on 'Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence' Monday, 20 October 2014, at the Faculty of Law, University of Luxembourg.
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler presented 'Independence referendums and putative citizenship - the Scottish referendum in a global perspective' at the Sussex European Institute Seminar Series on 30 October 2014
  • Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne attended a 2-day roundtable discussion on International Law and Armed Conflict, in Oxford, organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. The workshop comprised a small group of North American and European scholars and practitioners and sought to explore areas of agreement and disagreement regarding the application of international humanitarian and human rights law in armed conflict
  • Dr Alison Bisset was invited to deliver a lecture on truth commissions and criminal courts at the Antonio Cassese Summer School 2014, which was dedicated to the topic "Transitional Justice, Conflict and Human Rights"
  • Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne presented a paper at the Inaugural Conference of the International Society of Public Law in Florence in June on the topic of 'Rethinking the "Public" in Public International Law'
  • Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne presented a paper in May at the Third Conference of the Cambridge Journal of International & Comparative Law on the topic of 'Non-State Armed Groups and Legal Personality: A Case Study in the Dynamism of International Law'
  • Reading / Oxford / Exeter Lecture Series, 1 May 2014, University of Exeter: Professor Michael Schmitt gave a paper as part of this joint lecture series on the topic of 'Future War and the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law'
  • Dr Christian Henderson (Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, and visiting GLAR scholar), gave a paper at Foxhill House, Reading, entitled 'Commissions of Inquiry: A New Form of Legal Adjudication?', April 2014 
  • Dr Katja Samuel participated in the ASIL/ILA conference in Washington, DC, both as a member of the ILA's Islamic Law and International Law Committee which presented its latest report on 'freedom of expression' issues (to which Dr Samuel has contributed the section on the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), and as a member of the ILA's Study Group on Due Diligence
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler: Presentation at the Oxford Public Law Discussion Group on 14 March 2014: 'Between Scotland and Palestine: Participation in Transformative Referenda and Putative Citizenship'
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler: Presentation at the Migration Working Group, European University Institute, Florence on 23 March 2014, 1330-1500: 'Voting Rights of Recognised 1951 Convention Refugees in Elections of their Countries of Asylum'
  • Dr Ruvi Ziegler: Joint Workshop at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence, on 25 March 2014: 'Contemporary Issues in Migration, Voting, and Citizenship: Legal and Political Theory Perspectives'; co-organisers: Professor Rainer Baub�ck and Dr. Liav Orgad (EUI)
  • 'The Law in These Parts' - film Screening and panel discussion: Thursday, 27 February. Panelists: Professor Susan Breau (School of Law), Dr. James A. Green (School of Law), Dr. Christina Hellmich (International Relations), Dr. Lisa Purse (Film, Theatre and Television). Chair and Moderator: Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler (School of Law). This revealing documentary investigates the justice of the legal system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories through interviews with the architects of this military legal system juxtaposed with historical footage.
  • Professor Susan Breau, 'Do Dead Civilians have Human Rights? International Legal Obligations towards Civilian Casualties in Armed Conflict.' Response: Dr Janina Dill (University of Oxford). Public International Law Discussion Group in conjunction with the Reading / Oxford / Exeter Lecture Series, Thursday 13 February 2014, All Souls College, Oxford.


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