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Join us for a fascinating talk with Sophie Durroy, who will discuss the regulation of intelligence activities under international law.

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Event description:

Brief event description: Presenting a thorough examination of intelligence activities in international law, Sophie Duroy provides theoretical and empirical justifications to support the cutting-edge claim that states’ compliance with international law in intelligence matters serves their national security interests. This book theorises the regulation of intelligence activities under international law, identifying three layers of regulation: a clear legal framework governing intelligence activity (legality); a capacity to enforce state responsibility (accountability); and the integration of legality and accountability into responsive regulation by the international legal order (compliance).

Speaker's biography:

Dr. Sophie Duroy is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex. Her current research focuses on the mutual influence of international law and intelligence practice on one another. Her first book, The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing, in the International Law series, in May 2023. Prior to her appointment at Essex, Sophie was a postdoctoral fellow at the KFG Berlin-Potsdam and a PhD researcher at the European University Institute. She has also worked as an analyst and project manager in the field of counterterrorism.