Triestino Marinello (Edge Hill) and Paolo Lobba (Bologna)
Book Launch Event
Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal Tribunals
Monday 5 Feb 2018 4.30pm, Rendall building, seminar room 9 with reception
Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights offers a critical legal perspective on the manner in which international criminal tribunals select, (re-)interpret and apply the principles and standards formulated by the European Court of Human Rights. A part of the book is devoted to testing the assumption that the current practice of cross-referencing, though widespread, is incoherent in method and erratic in substance. Notable illustrations analysed in the book include the nullum crimen principle, prohibition of torture, hearsay evidence and victims’ rights. Another section of the book seeks to devise a methodologically sound ‘grammar’ of judicial dialogue, focussing on how and when human rights concepts may be transferred into the context of international criminal justice. http://www.brill.com/products/book/judicial-dialogue-human-rights)
Jose Atiles (Coimbra, University of Puerto Rico)
External Speaker (co-hosted with Latin American Studies)
Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: disaster relief as legalised colonial theft
Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 4pm, Lesley Hearnshaw Lecture Theatre, Eleanor Rathbone Building
Dr. Jose Atiles is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal and an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Dr. Atiles researches focus on the socio-legal and philosophic-political analysis of the role of law and exceptionality in the context of US-Puerto Rico political, economic and colonial relationship. Currently Dr. Atiles is working on a book manuscript entitled The Colonial State of Exception as Economic Policy: The Puerto Rican Case, which analyses the role of exceptionality and law in the Puerto Rican fiscal and economic crisis.
Eric Loefflad (Kent Law School)
The Crime of Aggression as Anti-Imperialism: From Formalist Contestation to Soviet Just War
Wednesday 21 Feb 2018 3pm, Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library
This piece explores the anti-imperial function of invoking ‘crimes of aggression.’ Despite their popular force, invocations of this crime are often limited due to under-theorisation and potential re-appropriation. For a more productive use, returning to the Soviet juridical concepts that enabled the creation of this crime should be taken seriously.