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Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Melbourne Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne.
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Public International Law Lecture
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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 latest instalment presented by Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Melbourne Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne and chaired by Dr Emily Jones from the School of Law at the University of Essex.
This paper discusses a travelling exhibition designed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1950 to introduce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 10 December 1948. I will first describe the provenance of the UNESCO exhibition and then discuss how its images relate to the rights contained in the UDHR. While designed to shore up the claims that the rights in the UDHR had a universal origin, these images tell us more than their curators intended about the specificity of the human at the centre of international human rights law.
Hilary Charlesworth is a Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School. She is also a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University. She is a member of the Institut de Droit International and served as Judge ad hoc in the International Court of Justice in the Whaling in the Antarctic case (Australia v Japan) (2011-2014) and is currently Judge ad hoc in the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 case (Guyana v Venezuela).
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 work cuts across: gender and international law; international environmental law; science, technology and international law; posthuman legal theory; gender and conflict; and political economy, imperialism and international law. Within these areas her current work focuses on the rights of nature, military technologies (including autonomous weapons systems and human enhancement technologies) and the regulation of deep-sea mining and of greenhouse gas removal technologies. 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.