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Torts in UK Foreign Relations: An Introduction

If a British soldier or a member of the British security services commits a wrong in a foreign country while acting in an official capacity, the victim’s best chance of obtaining a remedy is often to commence proceedings against the UK government in England. On what basis can such proceedings be brought? An international lawyer is likely to answer this question by referring to the Human Rights Act 1998. Yet, in many cases, victims opt to pursue their claims against the UK government and its officials in tort. Sometimes, tort claims are pursued in conjunction with HRA 1998 claims as a means of increasing the chance of success. Other times, tort claims are pursued because HRA 1998 claims are unavailable, for example when the territorial scope requirement of the European Convention on Human Rights is not met. I am delighted that the editors of EJIL Talk! are hosting a symposium on my book on Torts in UK Foreign Relations, which was published in the Oxford University Press Private International Law Series…

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Book Discussion on Uglješa Grušić’s Torts in UK Foreign Relations

The blog is thrilled to announce its upcoming discussion on Dr Uglješa Grušić’s new book, Torts in UK Foreign Relations, part of the Oxford University Press Private International Law Series, published in June 2023. Grušić, an Associate Professor at UCL’s Faculty of Laws, will initiate the conversation with an introductory post. Subsequent…

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10 Good Reads 2023

Here, again, is my pick of ‘Good Reads’ from the books I read in 2023. I want to remind you, as I do every year, that these are not ‘book reviews’, which also explains the relative paucity of law books or books about the law. Many excellent ones have come my way this year, as in previous years,…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – A Collection of First Academic Books

As in previous years, EJIL review team, Gail Lythgoe and Christian J. Tams, have asked colleagues to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year. No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – Pursuing International Law and Human Rights Outcomes

As in previous years, EJIL review team, Gail Lythgoe and Christian J. Tams, have asked colleagues to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year.  No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left an impression, irrespective of their genre. Today…

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