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Dr Erin Pobjie

Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Erin Pobjie
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874899

  • Location

    4SB.6.18, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm during the Autumn term via Zoom

Profile

Biography

Dr Erin Pobjie is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Law at the University of Essex, and a Senior Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Erin researches in the field of public international law, with a focus on the use of force by States and new and emerging threats to international peace and security, including space security. Her forthcoming monograph is Prohibited Force: The Meaning of Force under International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2022). She is a member of the International Law Association’s Committee on the Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request, and co-convener of the European Society of International Law’s Interest Group on Peace and Security. Erin is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Qualifications

  • PhD in International Law (summa cum laude) University of Cologne,

  • LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Distinction) University of Essex,

  • Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) University of Melbourne,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), School of Law (1/10/2021 - present)

Other academic

  • Senior Research Affiliate, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (1/10/2021 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Use of force by States

space security

UN collective security framework

new and emerging threats to international peace and security

Current research

Space Security

The meaning of prohibited force in international law

Conferences and presentations

Covid-19 as a threat to international peace and security: The role of the UN

Invited presentation, Seminar for senior officers on ‘International security: Military policy and decision making processes within NATO, UN and EU’, 25/2/2021

Victims of aggression

Invited presentation, Aggression and its victims: Exploring recent developments in international law’, NUI Galway, 15/2/2021

Climate change and the UN Security Council

Invited presentation, Joint workshop on climate change and international security, MPIL and German Federal Foreign Office, 3/12/2020

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Selected Issues in Human Rights (HU300)

  • Legal Research Skills (LW254)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

  • International Law of Armed Conflict (LW803)

  • Conflict and the United Nations: the Law related to the Use of Force, Sanctions and Peacekeeping (LW806)

  • The Protection of Human Rights in Armed Conflict and Situations of Acute Crisis (LW808)

Publications

Journal articles (2)

Pobjie, E., (2021). COVID-19 and the Scope of the UN Security Council’s Mandate to Address Non-Traditional Threats to International Peace and Security. Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht / Heidelberg Journal of International Law. 81 (1), 117-146

Pobjie, E., (2018). Moving Images: A Reflection on the Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti. Irish Yearbook of International Law. 2016-17, 258-267

Books (1)

King, E., Letschert, R., Garkawe, S. and Pobjie, E., (2021). Victim Advocacy before the International Criminal Court. Springer. 3030567311. 9783030567316

Book chapters (3)

Pobjie, E., Declercq, F. and van Steenberghe, R., (2018). The Killing of Khalil al-Wazir by Israeli Commandos in Tunis – 1988. In: The Use of Force in International Law A Case-Based Approach. Oxford University Press. 019878435X. 9780198784357

Pobjie, E., Declercq, F. and van Steenberghe, R., (2018). The Israeli Raid against the PLO headquarters in Tunis – 1985. In: The Use of Force in International Law A Case-Based Approach. Oxford University Press. 019878435X. 9780198784357

Pobjie, E., (2017). Victims of the crime of aggression. In: The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary. Editors: Kreß, C. and Barriga, S., . Cambridge University Press. 816- 860

Other (3)

Pobjie, E., (2021).Intervention in Civil Wars Symposium: Beyond Humanitarian Intervention – Human Rights and Jus Ad Bellum,Opinio Juris

Pobjie, E., (2021).The Threat from Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon,Just Security

Pobjie, E., (2020).Covid-19 as a threat to international peace and security: The role of the UN Security Council in addressing the pandemic,EJIL: Talk!

Contact

e.pobjie@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874899

Location:

4SB.6.18, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm during the Autumn term via Zoom

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