Evelyne Schmid

About/Bio

Evelyne Schmid is Professor of Public International Law and Human Rights at the University of Lausanne. She is currently co-directing a research project on international law in subnational parliaments. She was previously a lecturer at Bangor University in Wales and a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Basel. She holds a PhD from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and previous degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Geneva University and acted as the project coordinator for the International Criminal Court's Legal Tools Project at TRIAL in Geneva. She is the author of Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law (CUP, 2015; Christiane-Rajewsky Award 2016) and is currently a board member of the European Society of International Law (ESIL).

Recently Published

Professional Solidarity in Teaching: An Invitation to the ESIL Teaching Corner

At many different levels of social interaction, COVID-19 has emphasised the need to act in a spirit of solidarity. The disruptions in higher education raise challenges for teaching and our field as a whole. One of the goals of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) is to support the exchange of ideas on matters of common…

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Book Discussion: Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law: A Response to Cryer, Stahn and Van den Herik

I am grateful, first, to Robert Cryer, Carsten Stahn and Larissa Van den Herik for the thoughtfulness with which they have engaged with my book Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law. Such constructive engagement is a precious encouragement not only for me as a scholar but for anyone who…

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Book Discussion: Introducing Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law

I begin with warm thanks to the editors of the blog and to the three discussants who have agreed to comment on my book. ‘Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law’ shows that the same factual situation can sometimes be described simultaneously as a violation of an economic, social or cultural…

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