Erin Pobjie



Erin Pobjie is an Australian lawyer and Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. She is a member of the Max Planck Research Group “Shades of Illegality in International Peace and Security Law” and of the International Law Association’s Committee on the Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request. She holds a PhD (summa cum laude) from the University of Cologne, an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (with Distinction) from the University of Essex, and an LLB (Honours) and BA from the University of Melbourne. Erin’s main research focus is on the jus contra bellum, including its relationship with international human rights and humanitarian law.

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Covid-19 as a threat to international peace and security: The role of the UN Security Council in addressing the pandemic

On 1 July 2020 – 111 days after the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 to be a global pandemic – the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2532. Recognising that the unprecedented extent of the novel coronavirus pandemic “is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security”, the Security Council “demands” a general and immediate…

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