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Mr Paul Eden

Post:Senior Lecturer in Law (Law)
Location:FREEMAN CENTRE G08
Email:P.A.Eden@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:3052
UK:01273 873052
International:+44 1273 873052

Research expertise:
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Biography

Qualifications:

  • B.A. LL.B (Cape Town) 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law (Cape Town)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Commercial Law) (Cape Town)
  • Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Leeds)

Previous Appointments:

  • Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Leeds
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town

University Activities:

  • Online Distance Learning Leader - Commercial Law and related subjects - 2016 to date
  • LPS Minor Academic Misconduct Hearing Officer - 2016 to date
  • Course (previously Programme) Convenor, LL.B Law and/with Business - 2010 to date
  • Law-Business Link Tutor - 2010 to date
  • International Law Mooting Co-ordinator - 2014 to date (with Dr Edward Guntrip)
  • LPS Academic Misconduct Investigating Officer - 2010 to 2015
  • Organiser - Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop (under the auspices of the Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law) held on 18th April 2012. Speaker: Dr Dinah Rajak (University of Sussex).
  • Organiser - Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop (under the auspices of the Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law) on 17th March 2010. Speakers included Dr Sorcha MacLeod (University of Sheffield), Rebecca McKelvie and Sarah Davey (Unversity of Sussex).
  • International Law Mooting Co-ordinator - 2008 to 2013
  • Programme (now Course) Convenor, LLM in International Trade Law - 2006 to 2008 
  • Deputy Chair, Law Undergraduate Examination Board (previously known as the Exam Convenor or Academic Secretary) - 2004 to 2005
  • Co-organiser (with Emily Haslam and Harry Rajak) of an international conference - 11 September: A Turning Point in International and Domestic Law? - held at the University of Sussex on 21-22 March 2003. Sponsored by the British Academy and the Society of Legal Scholars. Speakers included Professor Ruth Wedgwood (Johns Hopkins School of International Relations), Professor John Dugard (University of Leiden), Professor Dinah Shelton (Notre Dame Law School), Dr Christine Gray (University of Cambridge), Professor Philippe Sands (University College, London), Professor Martin Shaw (University of Sussex) and Professor Colin Harvey (Queens University, Belfast).
  • Vice-Chair, School of Legal Studies Examination Board - 1999 to 2001

External Conference Organisation:

  • Co-organiser (with Matthew Happold) of the 23rd Conference on Theory and International Law (co-hosted by the Society of Legal Scholars and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law) Sovereignty in the 21st Century held in the BIICL Library, Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London on 20th June 2014. Speakers included Associate Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis (University of Oxford), Dr Miriam Feinberg (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London), Alexander Green (UCL), Dr Ricardo Pereira (University of Westminster), Professor Marc Weller (Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge), Professor Steven Wheatley (Lancaster University), Dr Claus Zimmermann (Sidley Austin LLP).
  • Co-organiser (with Matthew Happold) of the 22nd Conference on Theory and International Law (co-hosted by the Society of Legal Scholars and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law)  Sanctions and Embargoes: International Law and Contemporary Practice held in the Council Chamber, Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London on 29th April 2013. Speakers included Dr Rachel Barnes (LSE and 3 Raymond Buildings), Pierre-Emmanual Dupont (Uguen Vidalenc & Associes, Paris), Dr Clemens Feinaeugle (Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Luxembourg), Professor Vera Gowlland-Debbas (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva), Maya Lester (Brick Court Chambers), Penelope Nevill (20 Essex Street), Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili (University of Birmingham), Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos (St Peters, Oxford), Dr Alex Vines OBE (Chatham House). The conference led to the publication of Economic Sanctions and International Law (Hart, 2016) (edited by Matthew Happold and Paul Eden) Volume 59 in the series Studies in International Law.
  • Co-organiser (with Matthew Happold) of the 21st Conference on Theory and International Law (co-hosted by the Society of Legal Scholars and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law)  Contemporary Issues in Statehood and Recognition held in the Council Chamber, Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London on 30th April 2012. Speakers included Professor Eileen Denza (UCL - retired), Dr Thomas D. Grant (Lauterpacht Centre, University of Cambridge), Dr Jure Vidmar (University of Oxford), Dr Martin Dawidowicz (Lalive, Geneva), Dr James Summers (Lancaster University), Dr Jean d'Aspremont (University of Amsterdam) and Naina Patel (Blackstone Chambers).
  • Co-organiser (with Matthew Happold) of the 20th Conference on Theory and International Law (co-hosted by the Society of Legal Scholars and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law)  Diplomatic and Consular Protection in the 21st Century held in the Council Chamber, Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London on 3rd May 2011. Speakers included Shedzad Charania (FCO), Dr Fiona de Londras (UCD School of Law), Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill (All Souls College, Oxford), Ben Juratowitch (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris), Colin Murray (University of Newcastle), Maaike Okano-Heijmans (Netherlands Institute of International Relations), Simon Olleson (13 Old Square), Dr. Annemarieke Vermeer-Künzli (University of Amsterdam).
  • Co-organiser (with Matthew Happold) of the 19th Conference on Theory and International Law (co-hosted by the Society of Legal Scholars and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law) - State Immunity and Human Rights held in the Council Chamber, Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London on 12th April 2010. Speakers included Dapo Akande (St Peter's College, Oxford), Professor Craig Barker (University of Sussex), Professor Maria  Gavvouneli (University of Athens), Christopher Hall (Amnesty International), Richard Hermer QC (Doughty Street Chambers), Professor Claus Kreß (University of Cologne), Lorna McGregor (Redress), Daniel Machover (Hickman & Rose), Dr Roger O'Keefe (Magdalene College, Cambridge).
  • Co-organiser (with Matthew Happold) of the 18th Conference on Theory and International Law (co-hosted by the Society of Legal Scholars and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law) - The Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law held in the Council Chamber, Charles Clore House, Russell Square, London on 6th May 2009. Speakers included Professor Iain Scobbie (School of Oriental and African Studies), Professor Françoise Hampson (University of Essex), Professor Dominic McGoldrick (University of Liverpool), Professor Robert Cryer (University of Birmingham), Professor Bill Bowring (Birkbeck, University of London), Col. (retd) Charles Garraway (Chatham House) and Phil Shiner (Public Interest Lawyers). Selected papers from this conference were published in a special issue of (2010) 14 Journal of Conflict and Security Law.

Other External Activities:

  • Acting Book Review Editor for The British Yearbook of International Law - 2014 to 2016
  • Co-convenor (and treasurer) of the SLS International Law Subject Group - 2010 to 2014
  • External Examiner, Law School, University of Hull - September 2008 to 2011
  • UK Reporter (with Professor J C Barker) for The Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) - January 2006 to 2008
  • External Examiner for the MA in Diplomacy, Law and Global Change at Coventry University - 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2004
  • Member of English National Organizing Committee of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition - 1998 to 2001

 

Community and Business

Public Service:

  • I acted for a claimant in an appeal regarding a claim for jobseeker's allowance. After extensive written submissions and two oral hearings a reference was made to the European Court of Justice under Article 234 (ex Article 177) of the EC Treaty on 28th March 2002 and the case was entered into the register of the Court under case number C-138/02, Brian Francis Collins v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2004] ECR I-2703, [2005] QB 145, [2004] 3 WLR 1236, [2004] 2 CMLR 8. [2005] ICR 37, The Times 30 March 2004.
  • In the national proceedings I was the claimant's sole representative and I prepared the written submissions and delivered the oral arguments before both the Leeds Social Security Appeal Tribunal and the Social Security Commissioner. In the proceedings before the ECJ, the claimant was represented by Richard Drabble QC instructed by the Child Poverty Action Group (Stewart Wright) in a co-representative capacity with myself.
  • The judgment of the Full Court of the ECJ was delivered on 23rd March 2004. After two further written submissions and an oral hearing, the Commissioner's decision was issued on 4th March 2005.
  • A further appeal to the Court of Appeal by the Child Poverty Action Group was unsuccessful and leave to appeal to the House of Lords was refused. See Collins v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2006] EWCA Civ 376, [2006] 1 WLR 2391, [2006] ICR 1033, The Times 2 May 2006.
  • Both the judgment of the Court of Appeal and the Commissioner's decision (CJSA/4065/1999) can be found at:www.bailii.org