Month: October 2018

Artificial Intelligence and ‘Smart Robots’: What’s Next on the Horizon?

Share this: By Dr Migle Laukyte Introduction When we talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, we usually try to strike a balance somewhere between over-optimism—hoping that AI will solve all our problems that we haven’t yet found solutions to, ranging from climate change to traffic congestions in big cities—and fervent pessimism, fearing that AI […]

The 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention at the Gates

Share this: Reflections on the Mental Elements of the Crime of Genocide in the Rome Statute By Dr Victor Tsilonis “At Nuremberg, however, the word simply disappeared, and after the early salvo of the opening days, 130 days of hearings passed with not one mention of genocide.” Phillippe Sands, East West Street: On the Origins of […]

Advancing the Impact of Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

Share this: Expert Workshop, University of Oxford and the International Criminal Court Bar Association 4th October 2018 Dr Ellie Smith, a Principal Associate with GSDM, was recently invited to participate in an expert workshop convened by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford, and the International Criminal Court Bar Association. The aim of […]

Problematising Universal Jurisdiction: Closed Expert Workshop

Share this: London School of Economics/City Law School 5th October 2018 Dr Ellie Smith, a Principal Associate of GSDM, joined a closed expert workshop on 5th October 2018, to discuss challenges relating to the successful domestic prosecution of international crimes through the principle of universal jurisdiction. The workshop was co-convened by the London School of Economics […]

CBRN Terrorism: Is Europe (and Beyond) Adequately Prepared?

Share this: By Dr Silvia Venier This emerging issues briefing discusses the initiatives taken in Europe to protect against terrorist attacks involving the use of chemical, biological and radio-nuclear (CBRN) materials. In recent times, considerable efforts have been devoted to developing technological and operational solutions to prevent and respond to CBRN events, but there are […]

Recent Developments in Ocean Governance: Understanding the Broader Geopolitical Significance of Recently Emerging Maritime Actors

Share this: By Dr Jessica Larsen Issues relating to ocean governance are growing in attention. Ocean governance includes fighting maritime crime, such as piracy and weapons smuggling, as well as managing marine resources, such as countering Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU). Following recent international efforts to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia between […]

Smart Environments for Disaster Management: Technical Innovation and Responsibility

Share this: By Dr Daniel Beech As disaster management evolves to increasingly embrace smart environments, analysis of the connectivity of human and technical actors is somewhat imperative to understanding resilience and vulnerability. Smart environments, defined as ‘ubiquitous and interactive smart systems that are embedded in the physical environment’ (Wolter and Kirsch, 2017, 234), provide scope […]

Closing the ‘Intangible Technology Transfer’ Gap Within the Existing Legal Frameworks: Time For an Additional Protocol(s)?

Share this: The full article, from the Groningen Journal of International Law, is available as a pdf download here Abstract The current terrorism landscape poses increasing, diverse levels of threat, with accompanying complex and challenging counter-terrorism responses, as terrorist groups (TGs) become more global in their reach, creative in their methods, as well as more […]

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