Ed Robinson


Ed Robinson is an English qualified lawyer presently completing his PhD at UCL, focusing on the European Convention on Human Rights and its treatment of future risks of violence, with funding from the London Arts & Humanities Partnership.

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Pragmatic reconciliation and pragmatic avoidance: The UK Supreme Court faces the norm conflict on abducted (refugee?) children in G v G

The topic of this post is a Supreme Court ruling from Friday 19 March, ‘G v G’, and specifically its approach to the potentially conflicting treaties respectively governing (a) the protection of refugees and (b) the return of abducted children to their previous state of residence. The Court demonstrated a commendable refusal to inflict undue violence on…

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Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia in the High Court: what is a “serious violation of international humanitarian law”?

As readers will be aware, the UK High Court is presently considering a high-profile case challenging UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Arguments in the judicial review proceedings brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade were heard in February and judgment is awaited. Although brought under English law, the case potentially implicates various international law questions.

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The European Convention on Human Rights in Non-International Armed Conflict – Revisiting Serdar Mohammed

The UK Government’s re-commitment in May to replacing the Human Rights Act (HRA) immediately followed the Supreme Court’s further hearings on one of the more controversial cases under the Act – the Serdar Mohammed claim against the Ministry of Defence (on which additional hearings are expected later this year). The claimant, who on the assumed facts was…

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