18:00 - 19:00
Professor Lauri Mälksoo
Lectures, talks and seminars
Public International Law Lecture
Law, School of
Please join us for the latest instalment of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series.
The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series welcomes you to to the second instalment presented by Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu, chaired by Dr Meagan Wong from the School of Law at the University of Essex.
In this lecture, Professor Lauri Mälksoo discusses the international legal implications of constitutional amendments adopted in the Russian Federation by an “all-Russian vote”, a quasi-referendum from 25 June to 1 July 2020. The most important of these amendments gives the Russian Constitution priority over decisions made by international courts and treaty bodies. The amendments also address Russia’s state succession to the Soviet Union. Another provision protects Russia’s territorial integrity. Professor Mälksoo discusses the background to these amendments, their content, and their significance for international law.
Lauri Mälksoo is Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He is member of the Institut de Droit International. He is the author of numerous articles, and his work has been published in numerous academic journals, including British Yearbook of International Law, American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law, Asian Journal of International Law, German Yearbook of International Law, Baltic Yearbook of International Law. He is the author of two monographs, including "Russian Approaches to International Law" (Oxford University Press, 2015).
The Essex Public International Law lecture series is founded, hosted and co-chaired by Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones based in the School of Law. This is a weekly lecture series featuring judges of international courts and tribunals, leading academics, and practitioners of international law from governmental service, international organizations, and private practice from across the globe. The series prides itself on building on two important intellectual traditions of international law: formalism and international legal practice, and international legal theory including postcolonial and feminist perspectives.
We welcome all students, academics, practitioners and legal advisors to join us.
You can register here for the event which will be held on zoom.
Dr Emily Jones is an international lawyer whose interdisciplinary work combines theory and practice. Her current work focuses on: gender and international law; posthuman legal theory; international environmental law and the rights of nature; science, technology and international law; military technologies including autonomous weapons systems and human enhancement technologies; gender and conflict; and political economy, imperialism and international law. Emily’s work has been published in journals such as the Australian Feminist Law Journal, London Review of International Law, Radical Philosophy, Feminist Legal Studies and Feminist Review.
Dr Meagan Wong is a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, University of Essex, where she is the Director of the LLM in International Law degree. She is a generalist public international lawyer and has advised States on a broad set of issues of international law, including the law of treaties, jurisdiction, international institutional law, and the relationship between international law and domestic law. She has published on canonical aspects of generalist public international law and is the author of a forthcoming monograph with Cambridge University Press, titled ‘Responsibility of States and Individuals: Aggression at the International Criminal Court.