Conference Papers and Guest Lectures

Below is a list of some of the recent or forthcoming conference papers or guest lectures given by members of the Unit. For the full profile of each of the members of the Unit please see their individual profiles on the Liverpool Law School’s website (a direct link is provided in the ‘Members’ tab of these pages).

Recent Presentations/Papers/Conferences:

  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “The Network-Based Organisational Structure of Transnational Terrorist Groups: Challenges for Accountability, Governance and Justice,” VU Universiteit Amsterdam (3 December 2014).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “Classifying Hostilities between a State and a Transnational Terrorist Group as an Armed Conflict Situation: A Network Theory Approach” VU Universiteit Amsterdam (3 December 2014).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “A Customary Crime of Transnational Terrorism under International Criminal Law: Real or Make-Believe?” VU Universiteit Amsterdam (4 December 2014).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “Transnational Terrorist Groups and the Rome Statute: Dilemmas in Interpreting Article 7(2)(a) of the Rome Statute” VU Universiteit Amsterdam (4 December 2014).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “The UK Supreme Court’s Approach to Defining Terrorism in R. v. Gul: Effectiveness, Legitimacy and Impact” University of Liverpool (14 January 2015).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “The Emerging Customary Crime of Terrorism under International Law: An Examination of how Domestic Criminal Law Influenced the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s Interlocutory Decision” SLSA Annual Conference, University of Warwick (31 March 2015).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “Possibilities for Prosecuting Members of ISIS before the International  Criminal Court: A Network Organisational Theory Approach” University of Belgrade (16 April 2015).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “The Classification of Terrorist Attacks as a Threat to International Peace  and Security in Current UN Security Council Practice: Effectiveness, Legitimacy and Practice” Academic Council of the UN System Annual Conference, The Hague International Institute of Social Studies (13 June 2015).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “Prospects and Challenges for Prosecuting ISIS before the International Criminal Court” Human Rights and International Law Unit, University of Liverpool (24 June 2015).
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “Prosecuting Members of Transnational Terrorist Groups before the International Criminal Court: Exploring the Potential Challenges for Misuse and Misunderstadning” (Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference at the University of York, 5 September). 
  • 2015 Anna Marie Brennan, “Prosecuting Transnational Terrorist Groups before the International Criminal Court: How Complexity Theory Can Explain the Accountability Gap” A Jurisprudence of complexity? Rethinking the Relationship between Law and Society, University of Lancaster (24-25 September 2015).
  • 2015 Aoife Daly, Feeling the Weight: A Different Approach to CRC Article 12 in Proceedings Determining Children’s Best Interests,paper presented as guest speaker, University of Stockholm, 28th May 2015.
  • 2014 Aoife Daly, Implementing the Right of Children to be Heard in Proceedings Affecting Them – Going Beyond Article 12? paper presented at international conference ‘25 Years CRC’, Leiden University, 17-19th November 2014.
  • 2015 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou, 14-15 September 2015 – Glasgow, UK. University of Glasgow. Presentation: Was Hirst No 2 a mistake?
  • 2015 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 2-4 September 2015 – York, UK. SLS Conference. Session Presentation: European Consensus and the Legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights
  • 2015 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 12-14 August 2015 – Tokyo, Japan. Session Presentation: Transitional Justice: Does Ukraine Need Lustration Laws?
  • 2015 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 4-5 June 2015 – Oslo, Norway. University of Oslo. Presentation: European Consensus as a Source of Subsidiarity in the Age of Subsidiarity.
  • 2015 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 24 March 2015 – Oslo, Norway. University of Oslo. Presentation: On the Road to Perfection: Enhancing the Legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights
  • 2015 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 18 February 2015 – London, UK. Queen Mary University. Seminar series on the interrelationship between EU law and public international law. Presentation on interconnections between the ECHR and international legal order.
  • 2015 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 13 February 2015 – Edinburgh, UK. Workshop on the UK withdrawal from the ECHR. Presentation: Denouncing of the ECHR and the UK Membership in the Council of Europe.
  • 2014 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 10-12 December 2014 – Strasbourg, France. Steering Committee for Human Rights, Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe. Presentation on the long term future of the European Court.
  • 2014 Kanstantin Dzehtsiarou 7 November 2014Belfast, UK. QUB workshop. Session Presentation: Interim Measures in Inter-State Cases
  • 2015 Gaetano Pentassuglia, ‘Reflections on Autonomy in International Law’,speaker at international Workshop on ‘Autonomy as a Minority Right’ sponsored by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, University of Lund, Sweden under the Turkey programme, 14 September.
  • 2015 Gaetano Pentassuglia, ‘Right to Autonomy’, panellist in public debate over human rights and Turkey, University of Lund, 15 September.
  • 2015 Gaetano Pentassuglia, ‘Group Identity and Human Rights’, course delivered a s a Visiting Professor at the University of Deusto, Institute of Human Rights, Bilbao, Spain, April.
  • 2014 Gaetano Pentassuglia, ‘Ethnocultural diversity and human rights’, public talk given at the University of Manchester School of Law, 13 November 2014.
  • 2015 Greg Messenger, ‘Commodities as Class of Good: Challenges in Classification’ University of Lausanne, 1st May 2015
  • 2015 Greg Messenger, ‘The Changing Nature of Subsidies Regulation at the WTO’ Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 6th April 2015.
  • 2015 Greg Messenger, ‘The Development of International Law and the Problem of Time’ International Law and Time, the Graduate Institute: Geneva, 13th June 2015.
  • 2015 Greg Messenger, ‘The Regulation of Commodities at the World Trade Organization’ 4th Annual PEPA/SIEL Conference: Milan, 17th April 2015.
  • 2014 Greg Messenger, ‘National Law as an Unpredictable Generator of International Law: the Case of Norm Export at the WTO’ ESIL 10th Anniversary Conference: Vienna, 5th September 2014.
  • 2014 Greg Messenger, ‘Conceptualising the Relationship between Public International Law and Private International Action: Challenges, Dangers and Possibilities’ International Society of Public Law: Florence, 27th June 2014.
  • 2014 Greg Messenger, Globalized Legal Process and the Development of International Law: Insights from the WTO’ International Law Association Annual Spring Conference: London, 23rd May 2014.
  • 2015 Mavluda Sattorova, “Investment Law and Domestic Change: Between Reform, Reticence and Resistance.” Stanford Law School October 2015
  • 2015 Christine Schwoebel-Patel, ‘The Biases of the Core Crimes of International Criminal Law’, Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law Workshop, SOAS, London 11 September 2015
  • 2015 Christine Schwoebel-Patel, ‘The Kony 2012 Campaign and the Perils of Marketing Justice’, Third World Approaches to International Law: On Praxis and the Intellectual, The American University Cairo, Cairo 21-24 February 2015
  • 2015 Christine Schwoebel-Patel, ‘The Political Economy of Global Constitutionalism’, Global Constitutionalism from European and East Asian Perspectives, Leuven University and Waseda University Japan, Belgium, 11-12 February 2015
  • 2015 Christine Schwoebel-Patel, ‘Commissions of Inquiry – Courting International Criminal Courts’, Commissions of Inquiry, University of Liverpool, 15 January 2015
  • 2015 Christine Schwoebel-Patel,    ‘The Biases of the Core Crimes in International Criminal Law’, American Society of International Law International Criminal Law Interest Group’s Annual Work-in-Progress Workshop, Columbia Law School, NYC, US, 4 December 2015.
  • 2015 Christine Schwoebel-Patel,  ‘The Screen’, International Law’s Objects: Emergence, Encounter and Erasure writing workshop, Queen Mary, University of London,31 March-1 April 2016.