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Erin Pobjie

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

pobjie.affiliate@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

International Peace and Security Law; Emerging Global Security Risks; Use of Force; United Nations Law; Space Law; International Human Rights Law


Academic Career:

Erin Pobjie is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Law at the University of Essex, and a Senior Research Affiliate at the MPIL. Dr. Pobjie 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, a Co-Convener of the Interest Group on Peace and Security of the European Society of International Law, and serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Heidelberg Journal of International Law (HJIL).

Prior to joining the University of Essex in 2021, Dr. Pobjie was a Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL and a Research Fellow at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law of the University of Cologne, where she completed her Ph.D. 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. She has been invited to present her research to the International Criminal Court, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Italian Ministry of Defence. Dr. Pobjie is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. She speaks English, German and Spanish.

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