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Autonomous Weapons Panel Discussion with Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Nehal Bhuta, and Maya Brehm

Date: 29/04/2019

Advances in artificial intelligence can transform modern warfare: future fully autonomous weapon systems could identify, track, and destroy targets without human intervention. Cyber weapons could attack critical infrastructure or produce propaganda to influence opinion. Partially automated human guided drones have already been used by the US in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and Syria. Elon Musk, a pessimist about the future of AI, predicts that the race for AI supremacy will be the most likely cause of World War 3. Third in a series of public discussion, this event covered the ethics of using AI advances in modern warfare.  

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ECIGL and the Edinburgh Law School hosted the Inaugural Edinburgh Glasgow International Law Workshop

Date:08/04/2019-10/04/2019

With over 40 paper presentations by scholars from all over the UK, Europe, and beyond, the Workshop also hosted three lively key note lectures by Professor Gerry Simpson (LSE), Professor Anne Peters (Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Public Law) and Professor Joseph Weiler (NYU Law School). The Workshop was multidisciplinary and eclectic in its perspectives on international law, and topics ranged from Feminist Utopias in International Law to the ICJ's jurisprudence on the legal personality of international organizations. A full day (10 April) was devoted to paper presentations by PhD researchers, who received detailed feedback from experts in their field. We look forward to next year's Workshop, hosted by the University of Glasgow's Centre for International Law and Security.

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Dr James Harrison shortlisted for teaching award

Date: 09/04/2019

From more than 2,000 nominations, Dr James Harrison of Edinburgh Law School has been shortlisted for the Ian Campbell Award for Teaching in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Read more on the Edinburgh Law School website

Professor Gabrielle Marceau - a Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO speaks at inaugural discussion group on International Dispute Settlements

Date: 06/03/2019

ECIGL held the first discussion of the newly created discussion group on International Dispute Settlements, with Professor Gabrielle Marceau from the University of Geneva speaking.

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The Struggle for Human Rights: Philip Alston in Conversation with Nehal Bhuta

Date: 25/02/2019

NYU Law Professor Philip Alston discusses the struggle for human rights with Professor Nehal Bhuta.

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The Festschrift of Prof Philip Alston

Date: 21/01/2019

"The Struggle for Human Rights: Law, Politics, Practice," a two-day international conference on cutting-edge issues in human rights and practice, was held at New York University from 17-18 January 2019. The conference brought together some of the world'sleading scholars and practitioners of human rights, to honour NYU Law School Professor Philip Alston's 40 year contribution to international human rights law.

View a collection of tweets from the #AlstonFestschrift on Wakelet

Professor Nehal Bhuta co-organises major international human rights conference in New York

Date: 18/01/2019

Professor Nehal Bhuta has co-organised "The Struggle for Human Rights: Law, Politics, Practice," a two-day international conference on cutting-edge issues in human rights and practice, at New York University from 17-18 January 2019.

Read more on the Edinburgh Law School website

Professor Nehal Bhuta gives a lecture at the NATO Defence College in Rome

Date: 11/12/2018

Professor Nehal Bhuta gave a lecture at the NATO Defence College in Rome on Autonomous Weapons Systems on Monday, 10 December 2018.

Read more on the Edinburgh Law School website

Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: The "Phantom Local" and the Everyday Distinction Practices of Humanitarian Actors in War: A Socio-Legal Perspective 

Date: 27/10/2018

The article is concerned with the everyday practice of international humanitarian actors who deliver assistance in armed conflict zones.

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Professor Nehal Bhuta invited to participate in prestigious workshop at US Military Academy

Date: 23/10/2018

Chair of Public International Law, Professor Nehal Bhuta, will be attending the invitation only, annual Lieber Workshop in the Laws of War convened by West Point’s Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare.

Read more on the Edinburgh Law School website


Edinburgh Law School, reinforcing its strengths, adds two senior faculty in International Law

Date: 22/10/18

Reaffirming its place as a world-leading place to study and research international law, Edinburgh Law School has recruited two new senior faculty specialising in international law and global governance. Professor Nehal Bhuta joins Edinburgh as Chair of Public International Law and Professor Andrew Lang joined the Law School in 2017 as Chair of International Law and Global Governance.

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Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: A Hidden Fault-Line: How International Actors Engage with IHL's Principle of Distinction'                                        

Chapter in Deland, M., et al (Eds.), International Humanitarian Law and Justice: Historical and Sociological Perspective (Routledge, 2018)                

Date:18/09/2018

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Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: The International Humanitarian Actor as 'Civilian Plus': The Circulation of the Idea of Distinction in International Law 

This socio-legal study reconceptualizes the principle of distinction in international humanitarian law. Moving away from the dominant vision of fixed civilian and combatant entities separated by a bright line, it introduces an alternative vision of how distinction works in different places and at different times, or what we might think of as ‘a new law of distinction.

Date:08/2018

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Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: Safeguarding Distinction 'Inside the Wire': Humanitarian-Peacekeeper Interactions in South Sudan's Protection of Civilian Sites' 

INTLAWGRRLS, Voices of International Law, Policy and Practice  

Date:28/06/2018

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Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: International Humanitarian law and the New Wars (with Orly Stern), chapter in Allen, T., MacDonald, A., Radice, H. (Eds.), Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts, Routledge, 2018.  

Date:27/06/2018

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Dr Kasey McCall-Smith identified as key human rights influencer

Date: 23/05/2018

Edinburgh Law School’s Dr Kasey McCall-Smith has been recognised as a key player in the discourse surrounding modern slavery. The 2018 Annual UK Top 100 Corporate Slavery Influencers’ Index is based on social media impact and advocacy.

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Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: Experiential Learning in the International Humanitarian Law Classroom

Harvard Law School Case Studies Blog. This post was written by Rebecca Sutton, who taught the Somalia in Crisis role play during the Re-imaging International Humanitarian Law course at University of Western Ontario Law School. 

Date:19/01/2018

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Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: How Sewden is Using Virtual Reality to Help the Military Work with Civilians 

Date:20/07/2016

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Dr Rebecca Sutton's publication: 'It is a Cold Liaison!' Military Perceptions of Humanitarian Distinction

INTLAWGRRLS, Voices of International Law, Policy and Practice

Date:19/04//2016

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