UK Radio Station Sanctioned by Ofcom over Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Photo by Alessandro Cerino Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 7 December 2020, Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, found that The Family Programme, a live radio broadcast, featured potentially harmful statements about the COVID-19 pandemic without adequate protection for listeners. The regulator currently prioritises cases linked to the coronavirus where programmes … Continue reading UK Radio Station Sanctioned by Ofcom over Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

Photo by Karsten Würth Godswill Agbaitoro, PhD candidate, University of Essex What do energy and climate justice mean and why do they matter for Africa? According to Climate just, a simple way to understand climate justice is to ensure that collectively and individually we can prepare for, respond to and recover from climate change impacts. … Continue reading Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

Impact on Victims’ Law Policy Paper

Photo by Edward Howell In a report published in November 2020 (Constitutional Powers of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales), co-written by the Essex Law School’s Professor Maurice Sunkin together with Professor Pam Cox and Dr Ruth Lamont, these experts argued that the role of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – set up in 2004 to promote … Continue reading Impact on Victims’ Law Policy Paper

COVID-19 Research on Vulnerable Communities Proves Influential

Photo by Kate Trifo A publication featuring rapid responses to the impact of COVID-19 from a range of Essex experts has been recognised as influential by a panel providing evidence to government. COVID-19, Law and Human Rights: Essex Dialogues, a 32-chapter collection featuring contributions from the School of Law, Human Rights Centre and School of Health and Social Care, … Continue reading COVID-19 Research on Vulnerable Communities Proves Influential

Unequal Representation of Stakeholders in the Commission’s Impact Assessment Process and the Protection of the Decision-Making Process

Photo by Christian Lue Dr. Carlo Petrucci, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, had a new article published in the European Review of Public Law (ERPL). Participation of interest groups in the Commission’s decision-making process is a vital part of EU policy-making. Nonetheless, some interest groups are over-represented during this process due to … Continue reading Unequal Representation of Stakeholders in the Commission’s Impact Assessment Process and the Protection of the Decision-Making Process

Marketers in Hot Water: ASA Rulings During the COVID-19 Crisis

Photo by Luca Bravo Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex Being conscious of its regulatory role during the ongoing global health crisis, the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”), the UK’s regulator of advertising across all media, aims to act with due regard to the circumstances faced by businesses in the current emergency. … Continue reading Marketers in Hot Water: ASA Rulings During the COVID-19 Crisis

‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

Photo by Mika Baumeister Dr. Dimitris Akrivos, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex From the exposure of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s crimes to the Westminster sexual harassment scandal, the #MeToo movement has in recent years spread around the world, empowering survivors of sexual violence to share their traumatic experiences on social and news media. … Continue reading ‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict through the Lens of International Law

Azerbaijanis flee Nagorno-Karabakh during the 1991-94 war | Source: Wikimedia Commons A new article by Sabina Garahan, doctoral candidate at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, on Opinio Juris analyses False Equivalences in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict – International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Perspectives.   The announcement of a peace deal in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict … Continue reading The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict through the Lens of International Law

The Scope of Military Jurisdiction for Violations of International Humanitarian Law

The Drumhead Court Martial John Pettie (1839–1893) | Photo credit: Museums Sheffield Claire Simmons, PhD Candidate in Law at the University of Essex, published a new article in the Israel Law Review, titled ‘The Scope of Military Jurisdiction for Violations of International Humanitarian Law’. With the adequacy of military jurisdiction over violations of international law … Continue reading The Scope of Military Jurisdiction for Violations of International Humanitarian Law