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Professor Sigrun Skogly

Professor Sigrun Skogly

Professor

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 592452

Affiliations

Law School
CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights

My main research interest lie in International Law, International Human Rights Law - in particular human rights obligations and economic, social and cultural rights, Law of International Institutions. I recent years I have focused my research on states' extraterritorial human rights obligations.

PhD Supervision Interests

I welcome applications in the broad fields of Public international law;International Human Rights Law; Economic, social and cultural rights; International human rights obligations; Extraterritorial human rights obligations International institutional law
Current or recent topics covered in PhD supervision: The Right to Water as a Human Right. The Implementability of the Right to Water.Foreign Direct Investment and Human Rights WTO.Human Rights and the Right to Health in Thailand. The Right to Participation in Human Rights.Indigenous Peoples and International Law. Language rights of immigrant minorities.International law, internal conflict and the duty to protect.The right to development and poverty. Trafficing in women in international law and the United Arab Emerets. Economic variables and the right to social security.Rights of Women in Pakistan.Discrimination in the right to education - experience from a European settting

Current Teaching

  • Public International Law
  • International Dispute Settlement
  • International Human Rights Law

Profile

Collaboration with research users

Member of the editorial boards of Human Rights Law Review and Nordic Journal of Human Rights

Member of the Steering Committee of the International Consortium of NGOs and Academic Institutions on States' Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations, 2007 - present

Member of the AHRC Peer Review College - 2009 - present

President of FIAN International (Human Rights Organisation on the Right to Food) - 2006 - 2008

An Expert Seminar was organised with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights around her work on "Extraterritorial human rights obligations in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", Geneva, April 2005.

Chair of the Board of the Oxford based company Rights and Accountability in Development (2003-2006).

Consultancy work for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2001-2002) on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty.

Consultancy work for the International Council for Human Rights Policy (2002) on human rights obligations in relationship to international assistance and cooperation and economic, social and cultural rights.

Presented her work on the IMF and the World Bank to the World Bank's Lawyers' Forum, 2001

Conference and seminar papers

Selected conference participation:

Presented the 4th Volume of Freedom from Poverty and Human Rights: Law's Duty to the Poor, at launch at the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, 9 June 2010. Conference organiser: UNESCO.

"Extraterritorial Obligations in the Context of Land-Grabbing", paper presented at the conference "The Global Land Grab and Human Rights", organised by The Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Programme, the Graduate Institute, Geneva and 3D, Geneva, 16 May 2009

"Violations from abroad? The role of foreign states and transnational corporations in abuses of indigenous peoples' rights", Paper presented at University of Liverpool, 31 Janaury 2009

"How Relevant is Robin Hood? The Human Right to Health in a Global Perspective", paper presented at Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, 23 November 2008

"State Responsibility, Causality and Transnational Human Rights Obligations", paper presented at the ESF-Exploratory Workshop on Transnational Human Rights Obligations in the Field of Economic,Social and Cultural Rights, Tilburg University 24-26 January 2008

"States and their obligations in a globalised world", Keynote speech at "Human Rights without Borders - What are Obligations for Germany?", conference organised by Bread for the World, Eed, and FIAN, Berlin, 9 November 2006

"Extraterritorial obligations and the national implementation of the right to food", paper presented at the Expert Seminar on National Implementation of the Right to Food, organised by the Max Plank Institute for Comparative and International Law; the FAO; and FIAN International; Heidelberg, September 11-12, 2006. Invited

"Economic Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations", paper presented (with Prof. Mark Gibney) at the conference Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, And Policy Issues, at the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, October 27th-29th 2005

"International Assistance and Cooperation and an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", paper presented at the High Level Experts Seminar on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Organised by the French Foreign Office, Nantes, 5-7 September 2005. Invited.

"Economic Development, Financial Resources, Market Systems: A Right to Adequate Food Approach" paper presented at the International Workshop: Policies Against Hunger IV: Implementing the Voluntary Guidelines. Organised by the German Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Nutrition and Agriculture, Berlin 14 - 16 June 2005. Invited

"Implementation of the Millennium Goals: Human Rights Obligations of Wealthy Countries", paper presented at the conference UN Millennium Goals and Human Rights, organised by Rights & Democracy, Ottawa, 8-9 June 2005. Invited

"Extraterritorial human rights obligations in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", Paper presented at Expert Seminar at the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, April 2005. Invited

"The role of the international financial institutions in a rights-based approach to the process of development". Paper presented at the Nobel Symposium, Oslo, October 13 - 15, 2003. Invited

"Human Rights at Home or Abroad? - States' operations through International Institutions", paper presented at the international conference entitled "Global Governance and the Search for Justice", organised by Sheffield University, Department of Law, April 29 - May 1, 2003.

"The duty to co-operate internationally through international institutions." Conference entitled "International states' obligations under economic, social and cultural rights", organised by FIAN-Germany, 4 April 2003. Invited

"The Right to Development: Accountability for Whom?" >Paper presented at the Finish Institute of Human Rights, Turku, Finland, on the occasion of the annual meeting of European Human Rights Institute, May 22-24, 2002. Invited

"The Human Rights Obligations of the World Bank and the IMF", paper presented at the conference on "World Bank, IMF and Human Rights", organised by Globus, Institute for Globalisation and Sustainable Development of Tilburg University, CEDAR (Centre for Dignity and Rights) and the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, 11-13 October 2001. Invited

"The European Fundamental Charter in light of European and International Human Rights", paper presented at the European Communities Studies Association's Biennial Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 31 May - 2 June, 2001

"Poverty and Human Rights: a critical assessment of the UN initiatives", paper presented at the World Bank Lawyers' Forum, Washington DC., 16-17 May, 2001. Invited

Selected Speaking invitations:

"Violations from abroad? The role of foreign states and transnational corporations in abuses of indigenous peoples' rights", paper presented at University of Liverpool, 30 January 2009

"Complicity or Impunity: States' responsibility for the human rights effects of their foreign policy", paper presented at Queens University, Belfast, 26 February 2008

"The World Bank, the IMF and Human Rights" paper presented at University of Nottingham, 20 March 2006

Lectures given over two days at the European Union's Master Programme in Human Rights and Democracy, Venice, 20-21 October 2004

"Beyond National Borders: States' Extra-territorial Human Rights Obligations", paper presented at University of Essex, Centre for Human Rights, 19 February 2003

"Globalisation and its discontents: Human Rights and the Challenges of an Integrated World", paper given at University of North Carolina at Asheville, 28 October 2002

"States' transnational human rights obligations", speaking invitation for seminar at University of Liverpool, 29 November, 2001

"Economic and social human rights as part of a comprehensive human rights perspective". Lectures to be given at University of Bergen Law School, November 21 and 22, 2001

Invited to participate at World Bank roundtable on the revision of the World Bank's operation directive on indigenous peoples, Washington DC, 15-16 November, 2001

"Human Rights and Poverty", Guest Lecture at the University of Bergen, 20 April, 2001

Career Details

Sigrun Skogly received her first degrees from the University of Oslo , and College of Europe in Bruges. She graduated from the University of Essex with an LL.M in International Human Rights Law in 1988. Her Doctoral Degree is from the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo . Her doctoral dissertation studied the human rights obligations of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund from a public international law perspective. She has worked for research institutions and non-government organisations in the fields of human rights and development in the United States , Norway and elsewhere in Europe. She currently holds a Visiting Professorship at University College Buskerud, Norway.

In recent years her research has focused largely on extraterritorial human rights obligations of states, and she is a founding member of the Consortium on Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations.  For further information, please visit: http://www.etoconsortium.org/ 

Research Interests

International Law, International Human Rights Law - in particular human rights obligations and economic, social and cultural rights, Law of International Institutions.

2013

The global financial crisis: a human rights meltdown?

Skogly, S. 2013 Global financial crisis, poverty and law. Gold, N. & Maynard, P. (eds.). London: International Bar Association, p. 77-86 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Causality and extra-territorial human rights obligations

Skogly, S. 2013 Global Justice, State Duties: The Extra-Territorial Scope of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International Law. Langford, M., Vandenhole, W., Scheinin, M. & van Genugten, W. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 233-258 26 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2012

The requirement of using the “maximum of available resources” for human rights realisation: a question of quality as well as quantity?

Skogly, S. 2012 In: Human Rights Law Review. 12, 3, p. 393-420 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

The role of the international financial institutions in the process of a rights based approach to development

Skogly, S. & Secker, E. 2010 Development as a human right: legal, political and economic dimensions. Andreassen, B. & Marks, S. P. (eds.). Antwerp: Intersentia, p. 353-380 28 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Extraterritoriality: Universal human rights without universal obligations

Skogly, S. 2010 Research Handbook On International Human Rights Law. Joseph, S. & McBeth, A. (eds.). Edward Elgar, 616 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Universal human rights and extraterritorial obligations.

Gibney, M., Skogly, S., Skogly, S. (ed.) & Gibney, M. (ed.) 2010 University of Pennsylvania Press. 264 p. (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

Global Responsibility for Human Rights

Skogly, S. 2009 In: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 29, 4, p. 827-847 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The human right to adequate food and clean and sufficient water.

Skogly, S. & Cahill-Ripley, A. 2009 Freedom from poverty as a human right. Van Buren, G. (ed.). Paris: UNESCO, Vol. 4: La, 406 p. (The Philosopher's Library)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

Economic rights and extraterritorial obligations.

Skogly, S. & Gibney, M. 2007 Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, And Policy Issues. Hertel, S. & Minkler, L. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 267-283 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Right to Food: National Implementation and Extraterritorial Obligations.

Skogly, S. 2007 In: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law. 11, p. 339-358 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Beyond National Borders: States Human Rights Obligations in International Cooperation.

Skogly, S. I. 2006 Intersentia. 222 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The Bretton Woods' Institutions: Have Human Rights Come in from the Cold.

Skogly, S. 2006 Multilateral Institutions and the Protection of Human Rights. Windfuhr, M. (ed.). SIDA/Zed Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The role of the international financial institutions in a rights-based approach to the process of development.

Skogly, S. 2006 The Right to Development and Human Rights in Development. Andreassen, B. A. (ed.). Cambridge: Harvard University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2003

The Human Rights Obligations of the World Bank and the IMF.

Skogly, S. 2003 World Bank, IMF and Human Rights. Genugten, W. V., Hunt, P. & Marks, S. (eds.). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, p. 45-78 34 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Obligations of International Assistance and Cooperation in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Skogly, S. 2003 Human Rights and Criminal Justice for the Downtrodden: Essays in Honour of Asbjorn Eide. Bergsmo, M. (ed.). Dordrecht: Kluwer Law International, p. 403-420 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2002

Is there a right not to be poor?

Skogly, S. I. 1/04/2002 In: Human Rights Law Review. 2, 1, p. 59-80 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Transnational Human Rights Obligations.

Skogly, S. & Gibney, M. 08/2002 In: Human Rights Quarterly. 24, 3, p. 781-798 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

The Human Rights Obligations of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Skogly, S. I. 2001 London: Cavendish Publishing. 225 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Crimes Against Humanity - revistited: Is there a role for economic and social rights?

Skogly, S. 2001 In: International Journal of Human Rights. 5, 1, p. 58-80 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

The position of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in the human rights field.

Skogly, S. 1999 An introduction to the international protection of human rights: a textbook.. Hanski, R. & Markku, S. (eds.). Turku: Abo Akademi University, p. 193-205 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Economic and social human rights, private actors and international obligations.

Skogly, S. 1999 Human rights standards and the responsibility of transnational corporations.. Addo, M. K. (ed.). The Hague: Kluwer Law International, p. 239-258 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Article 2.

Skogly, S. 1999 The universal declaration of human rights: a common standard of achievement.. Eide, A. & Alfredsson, G. (eds.). Kluwer Law International, p. 75-87 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1997

Complexities in human rights protection: actors and rights involved in the Ogoni conflict in Nigeria.

Skogly, S. 1997 In: Netherlands Quarterly on Human Rights. 1, p. 47-60 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1996

The Role of International NGOs in Promoting Nutrition Rights.

Skogly, S. 03/1996 In: Food Policy. 21, 1, p. 111-123 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Universal Human Rights in Practice

    01/10/2007 → 31/12/2010
    The project is aimed at exploring states' obligations in relation to economic, social and cultural rights when acting outside their own borders. The project, carried out by a network of academics and ... Read more»
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