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Erin Pobjie

Senior Research Fellow

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

Main Fields of Research:

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

Academic Career:

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. It Stays with You Film
  • 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

Presentations

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

WS 2013 – 2017

Co-coach, International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition

University of Cologne

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

European Society of International Law

International Law Association Australian Branch