Human Dignity and Human Security in International and European Law

Summary

If law cannot provide a sense of human dignity and security, it sells short of cultivating trust. Upholding the Rule of Law and a generally high level of human rights protection contributes to the development of trust (and, arguably, vice versa). The research strand Human Dignity and Human Security in International and European Law adopts as its normative framework a human rights approach to contemporary global challenges, inter alia in the field of counter-terrorism, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international trade, environmental protection, European private international law, and the law of EU external relations. It examines what it means to safeguard human dignity – also in relation to human security – in these areas.


Coordinator


Dr. Christophe Paulussen

Researchers


Visiting researchers

Dr. Christopher Waters

Interns


Research and valorisation activities
The members of Strand A are involved in various research and valorisation activities, including publishing and editing fundamental and policy-oriented research, conducting commissioned projects and organising (dissemination) events such as presentations, conferences, lectures and summer programmes. This page only provides a few of these examples. For a full list of publications, please consult the members’ individual ‘who is who’ page above. All past events can be viewed here.

Recent publications:

  • U. Belavusau, Kirchberg Dispensing the Punishment: Inflicting “Civil Death” on Prisoners in Onuekwere (C-387/12) and M.G. (C-400/12) (co-authored with Dimitry Kochenov), European Law Review, 41, 4, 2016. 557-577.
  • U. Belavusau, On the ‘Entry’ Options for the ‘Right to Love’: Federalizing Litigation Opportunities for LGBT Plaintiffs in Europe” (co-authored with Dimitry Kochenov), EUI Working Paper, 9, 2016. 1-16.
  • U. Belavusau, “Federalizing Litigation Opportunities for LGBT Plaintiffs in Europe” (co-authored with Dimitry Kochenov), in Koen Slootmaeckers, Peter Vermeersch & Heleen Touquet (eds.), The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics: The Impact of Eastern Enlargement On Rights, Activism and Prejudice, Palgrave, 2016. 69-96.
  • B. Boutin and C. Paulussen, ‘From the Bataclan to Nice: A Critique of France's State of Emergency Regime’, ASSER Policy Brief, No. 2016-01, July 2016, available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2811602B
  • B. Van Ginkel, E. Entenmann, B. Boutin, G. Chauzal, J. Dorsey, M. Jegerings, C. Paulussen, J. Pohl, A. Reed and S. Zavagli, ‘The Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in the European Union. Profiles, Threats & Policies’, ICCT Research Paper, April 2016, available at: http://icct.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ICCT-Report_Foreign-Fighters-Phenomenon-in-the-EU_1-April-2016_including-AnnexesLinks.pdfT.D
  • T.D. Gill, T. McCormack, R. Geiβ, H. Krieger and C. Paulussen (eds.), Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol. 18 (2015), T.M.C. Asser Press: The Hague 2016, VIII, 312 pp.
  • C. Paulussen, 'Repressing the Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in Western Europe: Towards an Effective Response Based on Human Rights', ICCT Research Paper, November 2016, available at: https://icct.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ICCT-Paulussen-Rule-of-Law-Nov2016-1.pdfC
  • C. Paulussen, J. Dorsey and B. Boutin, ‘Towards a European Position on the Use of Armed Drones? A Human Rights Approach’, ICCT Report, October 2016, available at: https://icct.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ICCT-Paulussen-Dorsey-Boutin-Towards-a-European-Position-on-the-Use-of-Armed-Drones-October2016-2.pdfA
  • A. de Guttry, F. Capone and C. Paulussen (eds.), Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond, T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer Verlag: The Hague 2016, XXIII, 533 pp.
  • T.D. Gill, T. McCormack, R. Geiβ, H. Krieger, Ch. Paulussen and J. Dorsey (eds.), Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol. 17 (2014), T.M.C. Asser Press: The Hague 2016, VIII, 391 pp.
  • C. Paulussen, T. Takács, V. Lazic and B. Van Rompuy (eds.), Fundamental Rights in International and European Law: Public and Private Law Perspectives, T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer Verlag: The Hague 2016, XIV, 323 pp.


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