Gavin Sullivan publishes op-ed on Global Watchlisting Infrastructures in Just Security

Just Security

On 28 October 2021 Gavin Sullivan co-authored an op-ed (with Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi and Ramzi Kassem) on the flaws of the Counterterrorism Watchlisting Toolkit recently produced by the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF). The op-ed, entitled ‘Watchlisting the World: Digital Security Infrastructures, Informal Law and the Global War on Terror’ highlights how the GCTF’s informal norms create the infrastructure for far-reaching

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infra-Legalities team participate in 2021 4S conference

Society for Social Studies of Science

The infra-Legalities research team recently presented early research at the 2021 Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S conference) organised from the University of Toronto. The paper, entitled ‘Transparency Multiple: Algorithmic Regulation and the Governance of Terrorist and Extremist Content (TVEC) Online’, critically engaged with the politics of transparency in online CT space. We hope it

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infra-Legalities presented at the European Society for International Law conference

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The European Society for International Law (ESIL) Annual Meeting, the leading international law research event from across the EU, took place at the University of Stockholm from 9 – 11 September 2021. The theme for this year’s conference, ‘Changes in International Lawmaking: Actors, Processes, Impact’ sought to explore the conceptual and normative implications of new processes of international lawmaking and

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Gavin Sullivan joins UNSW School of Law (Australia) as a Visiting Scholar

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From the June – August 2021, Gavin Sullivan will be visiting UNSW School of Law, Society and Criminology in Sydney, Australia as a Visiting Scholar. During his visit, Dr. Sullivan will be working closely with Professor Fleur Johns (UNSW), an academic collaborator in the infra-Legalities research project, and developing and planning joint research together. The visit also enables Dr Sullivan

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infra-Legalities at the Frontiers of Socio-legal Studies

Fronties of Socio-legal Studies

Gavin Sullivan has contributed a short text about the infra-Legalities research project for the new University of Oxford online platform, Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies. The platform aims to ‘provoke new debates, provide a space for reflection and imagine new Socio-Legal futures’ and is organised by the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS). The contribution highlights two methodological issues with socio-legal

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Challenging Socio-Legal Methodologies – an Oxford / Cardiff workshop

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On 7 May 2021 Gavin Sullivan was invited to participate in a workshop entitled ‘Challenging Socio-Legal Methodologies’ jointly organised by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford and the Centre of Law and Society at Cardiff University. The workshop brought together a diverse international group of scholars engaging with problems of method in socio-legal research. Dr. Sullivan

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First infra-Legalities Advisory Group meeting

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On 30 April 2021 the infra-Legalities research team hosted our first (virtual) meeting of the project Advisory Group via Zoom.  Participants included: Dr. Sara Kendall (Kent Law School), Professor Eveleyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths), Dr. Julien JEANDESBOZ (Université libre de Bruxelles), Professor Deirdre Curtin (EUI), Professor Michael Rovatsos (The University of Edinburgh), together with project mentors Professor Mariana Valverde (University of Toronto)

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