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Dr Sophie Duroy

Lecturer
Essex Law School
Dr Sophie Duroy
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    5S.5.25, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Friday 11am to 1pm - by appointment only

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Biography

Dr Sophie Duroy joined the University of Essex in August 2023 as a lecturer in the School of Law. Her current research focuses on the mutual influence of international law and intelligence practice on one another. Her research interests span public international law, international human rights law, intelligence and security studies, and social science approaches to international law. Prior to her appointment at Essex, Sophie held a postdoctoral fellowship at the KFG Berlin-Potsdam research group 'The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?' (2021-2023) and was a PhD researcher at the European University Institute (2017-2020). She has also worked as an analyst and project manager in the field of counterterrorism (2015-2017) and taught French constitutional law at Sciences Po Paris (2019 and 2020). Her first book, The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in the International Law series in May 2023.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Law European University Institute, (2020)

  • LL.M. Public International Law Leiden University, (2015)

  • Maitrise in European and International Law Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, (2014)

  • LL.B. Law and French Law University of Essex, (2014)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Law, University of Essex (1/8/2023 - present)

Other academic

  • Post-doctoral fellow, KFG Berlin-Potsdam 'The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?', Freie Universität Berlin (1/9/2021 - 31/7/2023)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Intelligence and Security

Open to supervise

Public International Law

Open to supervise

Human Rights

Open to supervise

Social Science Approaches to International Law

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford, United Kingdom, 20/11/2023

The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, King's Centre for the Study of Intelligence Seminar, King's College London, London, United Kingdom, 6/11/2023

The Intelligence Community as a Normative Actor under International Law

European International Studies Association’s Pan-European Conference, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, 9/9/2023

A Regulatory Theory of International Law

European International Studies Association’s Pan-European Conference, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, 8/9/2023

Perverse Effets: How the Legalization of Intelligence Enables its De-legalization

European Society of International Law’s Annual Conference, Université Aix-Marseille, Aix en Provence, France, 30/8/2023

The Intelligence Community as a Normative Actor under International Law

European Initiative for Security Studies’ Annual Conference, IBEI, Barcelona, Spain, 29/6/2023

Assessing the Effects of State-Sponsored Assassinations on International Law

Conference on State-sponsored assassinations in international politics, law, and history, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom, 17/5/2023

A Regulatory Theory of International Law

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Hamburg Lecture Series in Public and Comparative Law, Unversität Hamburg, Germany, 12/1/2023

The Regulation of Military Intelligence Operations under International Law

Invited presentation, 22nd Congress of the International Society for Military Law and the Law ofWar, Palazzio Vecchio, Florence, Italy, 11/5/2022

Reimagining International Law in Light of Security Cosmopolitanism

WILNET Emerging Voices Workshop, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, 25/4/2022

The Case for a Human Rights Approach to Global Security

11th Annual Conference of the Cambridge International Law Journal, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 26/3/2022

L’innovation juridique en matière de renseignement

Invited presentation, Colloque Annuel de l’Association pour les Etudes sur la Guerre et la Stratégie, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France, 3/12/2021

State Compliance with International Law in Intelligence Matters: A Behavioural Approach

Leicester Law School Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, 15/6/2021

State Compliance with International Law in Intelligence Matters: A Behavioural Approach

ESIL IG on Social Sciences and International Law – Workshop on Behavioural Approaches to International Law, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 23/4/2021

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • French Constitutional Law (LW106)

  • Current Challenges in the Law of Armed Conflict (LW804)

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Duroy, S., (2023). Case C-817/19, Ligue des Droits Humains v. Council of Ministers (C.J.E.U.). International Legal Materials. 62 (4), 611-670

Duroy, S., (2022). State Compliance with International Law in Intelligence Matters: A Behavioural Approach. Journal of International Dispute Settlement. 13 (2), 233-263

Duroy, S., (2020). Chronique des constatations des comités conventionnels des Nations Unies : Comité contre la Torture M. Z. c. Belgique, 2 août 2019, communication No 813/2017. Revue Droits Fondamentaux. 18, 11-14

Books (1)

Duroy, S., (2023). The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 9781803927077

Book chapters (11)

Duroy, S., (2023). State compliance with international law in intelligence matters: a behavioural approach. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 250- 288. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2023). Epilogue: comprehensive regulation in the twenty-first-century security landscape. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 289- 299. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2023). International legal accountability in the CIA war on terror. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 184- 248. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2023). Introduction to The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 1- 30. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2023). Intelligence activities and international law. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 32- 69. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2023). Mapping state responsibility in the CIA war on terror. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 70- 120. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2023). International legal accountability for an internationally wrongful act resulting from intelligence activities. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 122- 153. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2023). Effective accountability. In: The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 154- 183. 9781803927077

Duroy, S., (2022). Black Sites. In: Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Editors: Binder, C., Nowak, M., Hofbauer, JA. and Janig, P., . Edward Elgar Publishing. 218- 222. 1789903610. 9781789903614

Duroy, S., (2021). The Regulation of Intelligence Cooperation under International Law. In: 9/11 and the Rise of Global Anti-Terrorism Law. Cambridge University Press. 179- 198. 9781316519264

Duroy, S., (2020). Remedying Violations of Human Dignity and Security: State Accountability for Counterterrorism Intelligence Cooperation. In: Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism. T.M.C. Asser Press. 123- 151. 9789462653542

Other (6)

Duroy, S., (2023).Big Brother is Watching the Olympic Games – and Everything Else in Public Spaces. Verfassungsblog

Duroy, S., (2023).Les apports d’une approche comportementale pour comprendre les erreurs commises en réaction au « 11 Septembre israélien ». Le Rubicon

Duroy, S., (2022).The Cost of our Fear: Black Sites and the Erosion of our Values. Verfassungsblog

Duroy, S., (2021).Pragmatism and power at the ICC: US crimes not a priority. EUIdeas

Duroy, S., (2020).Security vs liberty: the terms of a flawed but persistent discourse. EUIdeas

Duroy, S., (2020).Dealing with the (legal) risks of decision-making in times of crisis. EUIdeas

Contact

sophie.duroy@essex.ac.uk

Location:

5S.5.25, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Friday 11am to 1pm - by appointment only

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