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Erin Pobjie

Dr. iur., LL.M., Senior Research Fellow

pobjie@mpil.de
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-346

Main Fields of Research:

International Law on the Use of Force; International Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law

Academic Career:

Since May 2020 | Lecturer, University of Chile Law Faculty

Since April 2020 | Lecturer, University of Tübingen Law Faculty

Since August 2019 | Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Research Group Shades of Illegality in International Peace and Security Law

2014 – 2019 | Research Fellow, Institute for International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne 

2017 | Visiting Scholar, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge 

2014 | Visiting Professional, Victims Participation and Reparations Section, International Criminal Court 

2013 – 2014 | Research Assistant to the Rapporteur of the Committee on the Use of Force, Prof. Noam Lubell, International Law Association

Education:

2019 | PhD in International Law summa cum laude, University of Cologne, Germany. Thesis: "Use of Force" and Article 2(4) of the UN Charter: The meaning of a prohibited "use of force" between States under international law. Supervisor: Professor Claus Kreß

2013 | Masters of Law in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (with Distinction), University of Essex, United Kingdom

2009 | Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law, Melbourne, Australia

2007 | Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies), University of Melbourne, Australia

2007 | Academic Exchange, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

2006 | Academic Exchange, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 

Professional Qualifications:

2009 - 2011 | Three years Post Qualification Experience as an Australian Lawyer

2009 | Admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia

Recent Publications

  • The Israeli Raid against the PLO Headquarters in Tunis - 1985. In: International Law and the Use of Force: A Case-Based Approach, Tom Ruys, Olivier Corten (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018, 395-402 (with Fanny Declercq, Raphael van Steenberghe). available on OUP website
  • The Killing of Khalil al-Wazir by Israeli Commandos in Tunis - 1988. In: International Law and the Use of Force: A Case-Based Approach, Tom Ruys, Olivier Corten (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018, 403-407 (with Fanny Declercq, Raphael van Steenberghe). available on OUP website
  • Book Review: McLaughlin, Cahal, Siobhan Wills: It Stays with You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti, Port-au-Prince, 2017. In: Irish Yearbook of International Law, 11-12, 258-267, 2018. available on SSRN
  • Victims of the Crime of Aggression. In: The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary, Claus Kress, Stefan Barriga (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2017, 816-860. available on CUP website

Blogposts

  • Covid-19 as a threat to international peace and security: The role of the UN Security Council in addressing the pandemic. EJIL: Talk!, 27 July 2020. EJIL: Talk!

Working Papers

  • COVID-19 and the Scope of the UN Security Council’s Mandate to Address Non-Traditional Threats to International Peace and Security. Max Planck Research Paper Series, 2020. MPIL Research Paper No. 2020-41

Media

    COVID-19 as a Threat to International Peace and Security: The Response of the UN Security Council to the Pandemic

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    In this presentation, Dr Erin Pobjie discusses UN Security Council Resolution 2532, the legal basis for the measures called for in the resolution and the potential role of the Security Council in addressing global threats such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Further Publications

Presentations

16 Nov 2020

The killing of Qassem Soleimani

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

13 Jul 2020

Covid-19 as a threat to international peace and security: The response of the Security Council to the pandemic

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

MPIL Heidelberg YouTube channel

11 Dec 2017

Peregrine Talk: The lower boundary of the prohibition of the use of force between States under international law

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

27 Jun 2016

The meaning of "force" in the UN Charter and customary international law

Institute for Air and Space Law, University of Cologne

15 Sep 2014

Effective implementation of reparations for victims within the framework of the Rome Statute

Victims Participation and Reparations Section, International Criminal Court

Teaching

Winter Term 2020-21

Certificate Program, Law – Ethics – Economics

University of Tübingen Law Faculty

Summer Term 2020

Völkerrecht III (International human rights and humanitarian law)

University of Tübingen Law Faculty, Lecture for students of Law and Masters of Peace Research and International Relations (39 hours)

Summer Term 2020

Colloquium in International Law

University of Heidelberg Law Faculty

May 2020

International law of State responsibility

University of Chile Law Faculty, Course in LLM in International Law

Winter Term 2020

Current developments in international peace and security law

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Guest lecture for visiting LLM students, 4 March 2020

Winter Term 2013 – 2017

International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition

Co-coach, Law Faculty, University of Cologne

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

International Law Association Biennial Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 29.11.2020 - 13.12.2020

UN at 75: Effective Multilateralism and International Law, Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations and the Germal Federal Foreign Office, 09.10.2020 - 09.10.2020

Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2020, 23.06.2020 - 24.06.2020

European Society of International Law (ESIL) annual conference, Athens, 12.09.2019 - 14.09.2019

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Memorial Symposium, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 13.10.2017 - 13.10.2017

Honours

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship

University Mobility in the Asia-Pacific Fund Award

Melbourne University Study Abroad Scholarship

Commonwealth Learning Scholarship

International House Academic Scholarship

Melbourne University Dean's List Award for Outstanding Achievement in Studies

ZONTA Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Memberships

Member, International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request

Member, International Law Association Australian Branch

Member, European Society of International Law

Academic Advisory Board member, Heidelberg Journal of International Law / Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht

Peer Reviewer, European Journal of International Law