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

11th October 2018

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 […]

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Problematising Universal Jurisdiction: Closed Expert Workshop

11th October 2018

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 […]

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The Policy Implications of the Unilateral Re-imposition of Nuclear-Related U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

4th October 2018

Dr Bahram Ghiassee, a Principal Associate at GSDM, was invited recently to speak at the ‘Policy Forum’, convened by the Liberal International British Group (LINBG), during the Fringe Meeting of the Liberal Democrat Annual Conference in Brighton, UK on 17 September 2018. The topic for discussion was ‘Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): […]

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18th Global Counter-Terrorism Summit (Israel, 3-6 September 2018)

24th September 2018

Share this: GSDM’s director, Katja Samuel, recently participated in the prestigious annual World summit on counter-terrorism organised by the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism, IDC Herzliya, Israel on the theme of  ‘The Art of Counter-Terrorism’ (https://ictidc.wixsite.com/ict18).  Over 1300 participants from 60 countries drawn from across governments,  international organisations, academic and research institutions, non-governmental organisations and the private sector were gathered. […]

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Exploring and Countering the Linkages between Organized Crime and Terrorism

2nd May 2018

Share this: International Conference: ‘Exploring and Countering the Linkages between Organized Crime and Terrorism’   GSDM’s director, Katja Samuel – together with Brazilian state prosecutor in organized crime, Cassius Chai – recently had the opportunity to give a timely research paper on the theme of “Closing the ‘intangible technology transfer’ gap within existing legal frameworks: […]

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American Society of International Law (Disaster Law Interest Group) Webinar Series

7th April 2018

Share this: American Society of International Law (Disaster Law Interest Group) Webinar Series Recently, in her capacity as co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s Disaster Law Interest Group (DLIG) (https://www.asil.org/community/disaster-law), Katja Samuel conducted the first of a series of important webinars on topical disaster law issues. The first webinar was entitled ‘North American Humanitarian Response […]

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Recent Launch of Masterclass on Disaster Risk Reduction to Commonwealth Parliamentarians

30th March 2018

Share this: Recently, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) launched a Masterclass on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), filmed by the CPA during the innovative DRR and International Law symposium co-organised by Dr Katja Samuel together with Professor Ros Cornforth, Director of the Walker Institute, University of Reading, in June 2017. The DRR Masterclass is part of […]

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Critiquing Current Systems-Based Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction

30th March 2018

Share this: Dr Katja Samuel spoke at the recent annual interdisciplinary conference of the UK Association of Disaster Response (Bristol, UK, 26-28 March 2018) on the topic of ‘Disaster Risk Reduction, Early Warning Systems and Global Health: Critiquing the Current Systems-Based Approach’. The paper was based on joint, ongoing, research between Katja Samuel, GSDM and […]

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IFRC Checklist on Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response in the UK

14th December 2017

Share this: Today ‘The Checklist on Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United Kingdom’ was published. The report was co-authored by Katja Samuel of GSDM, together with Simon Whitbourn of Knightwood Legal. It was also contributed to by a number of academic colleagues drawn from across a number of universities, as well as […]

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17th Global Counter-Terrorism Summit (Israel, 11-14 September 2017)

19th September 2017

Share this: GSDM’s director, Katja Samuel, recently participated in the prestigious annual global counter-terrorism summit at the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism, IDC Herzliya, Israel ( ICT 17th International Conference). Over 1200 participants from 50 countries drawn from across governments, international organisations, academic and research institutions, non-governmental organisations and the private sector were gathered. Katja was […]

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