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Dr Erin Pobjie is a Senior Research Fellow in the research group Shades of Illegality, which analyses international peace and security law from the perspective of deviant behaviour and States’ challenges to the law. Erin 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. She is also a lecturer in the Master of Laws in International Law, Investments, Trade & Arbitration, a joint degree offered by the University of Heidelberg and University of Chile.
Erin researches in the field of public international law, with a focus on international peace and security and the use of force between States. Her forthcoming monograph is Prohibited Force: The Meaning of Force under International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Her current research focuses on multilateralism and emerging threats to international peace and security, including space security.
Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute in 2019, Erin was a Research Fellow at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law of the University of Cologne, where she completed her PhD summa cum laude under the supervision of Professor Claus Kreß. She was a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, and appointed as a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court’s Victims Participation and Reparations Section. Erin holds an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (with Distinction) from the University of Essex and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. Erin is a qualified Australian lawyer and previously practised commercial law in Melbourne, and has experience working in human rights and development in Australia, Thailand and Latin America.
International law has not traditionally recognised individuals as victims of the crime of aggression. Recent developments may precipitate a departure from this approach. In her panel talk at NUI Galway, Dr Erin Pobjie discusses the activation of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the crime of aggression and argues that it opens the way for the future application of the Court’s regime of victim participation and reparation in the context of prosecutions for this crime.
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.
Institute for Advanced Defence Studies, Italian Ministry of DefenceInternational Capstone Course
NUI Galway. 16:30.Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway YouTube channel
Joint workshop, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and German Federal Foreign Office
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International LawMPIL Heidelberg YouTube channel
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
Institute for Air and Space Law, University of Cologne
Victims Participation and Reparations Section, International Criminal Court
UNIDIR Conference on Nuclear Risk: Across Technologies and Domains, UN Institute for Disarmament Research, 25.05.2021 - 26.05.2021
OSI Space Security Workshop (invited expert), Outer Space Institute, University of British Columbia, 21.05.2021 - 22.05.2021
Facilitating Multilateral Dialogue on the Development of Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviour in Outer Space, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, 17.05.2021 - 21.05.2021
International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request closed workshop, Discussant on the background paper, 'The timing of consent’, 06.05.2021 - 07.05.2021
ESIL Research Forum Catania, Interest Group on Peace and Security workshop, 'The Question of Solidarity in Peace and Security', Panel Chair: Solidarity and the Use of Force, 15.04.2021 - 15.04.2021
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
Max Planck Society Fellowship
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
International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request
International Law Association Australian Branch
European Society of International Law (ESIL)
Co-Convener, ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security
Academic Advisory Board member, Heidelberg Journal of International Law / Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
Peer Reviewer, European Journal of International Law