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Paul Scholten Centre Colloquium with Karin Loevy (NYU). Discussant: Marc de Wilde (PSC).

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Date 14 June 2016
Time 12:00 - 13:00
Location Oudemanhuispoort
Room Venue: Oudemanhuispoort, room A0.09

Room Venue: Oudemanhuispoort, room A0.09

Oudemanhuispoort 4-6
1012 CN Amsterdam

Karin Loevy will present her new book Emergencies in Public Law: The Legal Politics of Containment (Cambridge University Press, 2016). In the book, she argues against the theoretical framework for understanding emergencies in public law through the lens of 'exception'. It digs beneath the prevailing imagery of sovereign deciders and sudden ruptures to reveal a more complex and dynamic politics of competing institutions, layered temporalities and legal and political mobilization that affect the long term processes of emergency response. Using empirical and conceptual analysis it thus sheds a new light on the relationship between the norm and the exception. In the colloquium, Dr. Loevy will focus on chapter 6, which discusses the way in which the Israeli High Court of Justice deals with ticking time bomb scenarios. It attempts to broaden the framework for thinking about time and temporality in emergencies expanding on the idea that a complex set of legal timelines affect the practice of emergency measures beyond the politics of no time necessity. It is also a good example of how a 'normal' legal order is mobilized, reproduced, and legitimized in the interaction between law and emergency. 



Karin Loevy graduated magna cum laude in both History (BA) and Law (LLB) from the Tel Aviv University (2004). There, she served as a research and teaching assistant in the fields of criminal law, administrative law and law and society and on the editorial board of Plilim the Journal of Public Law, Society and Culture. Following her graduation Karin joined Avigdor Feldman’s public law firm where she practiced criminal and administrative litigation before civil and military courts and before the Israeli Supreme Court. In 2009 she completed a dual LLM in Law and the Global Economy at NYU@NUS, Singapore, received the dean’s award and served as a research assistant to Professors Simon Chesterman and Victor Ramraj on law and security projects. In 2010 she was awarded candidacy at NYU School of Law’s JSD Program, and since 2012 a residency as a Tikvah Scholar. She currently serves as the Manager for the NYU Law School JSD Program.

This colloquium is open to all, no registration required. To receive the discussed , please contact Roland Pierik via