Book Launch Sovereign Debt and Socio-Economic Rights Beyond Crisis

Book Launch Sovereign Debt and Socio-Economic Rights Beyond Crisis

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OMNES Education London Campus

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Sovereign Debt and Socio-Economic Rights Beyond Crisis - The Neoliberalisation of International Law by Emma Luce Scali

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This book offers a distinctive critical discussion of the relationship between sovereign debt and socio-economic human rights in the context of the contemporary global neoliberal economic order, going beyond strictly 'post-crisis' approaches and emphasising the structural character and consistent growth of public and private indebtedness. It reflects on the implications of mounting debt for the actual ability of States to realise human rights in a world of escalating indebtedness, inequality and insecurity. It expands existing definitions of neoliberalism by reflecting in particular on neoliberalism's epistemological underpinnings, and provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the 2009 Greek debt crisis and the main elements of post-crisis developments in international and EU law, arguing that the 'neoliberalisation of law' has essentially been advanced in the wake of the Eurozone debt crisis.


6.15pm: Introducing the book with the author and moderator

7.15pm: Q&A

7.45pm: Networking and refreshments


Emma Luce Scali:

Emma Luce Scali holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Nottingham. She is currently Lecturer in Law and Course Director for the LLMs in International Human Rights and International Law at Birmingham City University, where she also leads the module on Public International Law. Her current research interests and publications centre around human rights, sovereign financing and the global economic order. She has assisted the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights and is currently undertaking debt and human rights-related research as an external consultant for the OHCHR South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO).

Irina von Wiese :

Irina von Wiese was elected to the European Parliament in 2019, representing Liberal Democrats (London constituency). During her mandate, she served as Vice-Chair of the Human Rights subcommittee, member of the AFET, LIBE and PETI committees as well as the cross party Working Group on Responsible Business Conduct. She was elected to the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee of the European Endowment for Democracy.Irina qualified as German lawyer and UK solicitor (England & Wales), and holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

All participants will be receiving a 20%off discount on the book

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