Reparations Before The International Criminal Court: Who Are The Victims of Cultural Heritage Destructions and How Should Their Harm Be Addressed?

Source: Wikimedia Commons Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi (Mr. Al Mahdi) was brought to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for his involvement in the destruction of several historical and religious sites in Timbuktu (Mali) during an armed conflict in 2012. This was the first time in the history of international criminal justice that an individual … Continue reading Reparations Before The International Criminal Court: Who Are The Victims of Cultural Heritage Destructions and How Should Their Harm Be Addressed?

Whose Perception of Justice? Real and Perceived Challenges to Military Investigations in Armed Conflict

Image by iStock States must investigate possible violations of international humanitarian law in armed conflict, and many of them use military procedures for all or part of the investigation process. Particular tensions can arise with regard to the perception of justice in the context of military judicial procedures, especially surrounding questions of independence and impartiality. … Continue reading Whose Perception of Justice? Real and Perceived Challenges to Military Investigations in Armed Conflict

Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature

Photo by David Marcu Both posthuman theory and the rights of nature (RoN) movement have the potential to challenge the anthropocentrism of international environmental law (IEL). Scholars have begun to document the transformative shifts that could occur through the application of posthuman legal theory to IEL, but these theories have yet to be applied to … Continue reading Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature

Addressing the Implications of Sport Sponsorship by Food Businesses

Image sourced from Flickr By Dr. Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex It is estimated that there are 1.9 billion adults and 379 million children living with overweight or obesity globally. This includes about 63% of the UK adult population and a third of children in England aged 2–15 years. Obesity imposes a … Continue reading Addressing the Implications of Sport Sponsorship by Food Businesses

Space Weapons and the Use of Force in Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon

Photo credit: Unsplash By Dr. Erin Pobjie (@EPobjie), Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Russia’s unannounced direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile test earlier this month raises important legal and policy questions about the prohibition on the use of force in outer space. The highly destructive weapons test – which forced astronauts aboard the International Space Station … Continue reading Space Weapons and the Use of Force in Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon

Spain and its Achilles’ Heels: the Strong Foundations of a Country’s Weaknesses

This blog post is an excerpt from Dr. Koldo Casla’s new book, which is published by Rowman & Littlefield. On 1 October 2017, roughly two million people took part in a referendum organised by the Catalan government, a referendum that had been declared illegal by the judiciary. The regional government had promised that, if the … Continue reading Spain and its Achilles’ Heels: the Strong Foundations of a Country’s Weaknesses

Licensing System for 3D Printing in China

Source: PxFuel James Griffin (Associate Professor, University of Exeter), Onyeka Osuji (Professor, University of Essex), and Hing Kai Chan (Professor, Nottingham University Business School China) have developed a digital watermarking technology that enables the tracking and tracing of 3D Printing (3DP) content, from its creation through to its destruction. A watermark is embedded into creative … Continue reading Licensing System for 3D Printing in China

Ofcom clears ITV for Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle going to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day 2017 | Source: Wikimedia Commons Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, School of Law, University of Essex On 1 September 2021, Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, rejected a record of complaints about Piers Morgan’s comments on Good Morning Britain in the wake of the Duke … Continue reading Ofcom clears ITV for Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle