Constitutional Pluralism and Loyal Opposition

Image by Udo Pohlmann Dr. Tom Flynn, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has recently had an article published in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON) as part of a symposium on last year’s controversial PSPP judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court (GFCC). In that judgment, the GFCC for the first … Continue reading Constitutional Pluralism and Loyal Opposition

European Commission’s Proposals to Revise Labelling Rules for Alcoholic Beverages

Image courtesy pxfuel Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, writes on the European Commission’s Roadmap on the ‘Proposal for a revision of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, for what concerns labelling rules on alcoholic beverages’. This post is based on the response written by Dr … Continue reading European Commission’s Proposals to Revise Labelling Rules for Alcoholic Beverages

Incendiary Speech Acts, Lawfare and Other Rhetorical Battles Against the Rule of Law

Photo by Chris Brignola Dr Carla Ferstman, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Introduction The rule of law is embedded in UK law since the Magna Carta. Its importance to the proper functioning of democracies has been affirmed by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission and the United Nations, among others. As Lord Bingham … Continue reading Incendiary Speech Acts, Lawfare and Other Rhetorical Battles Against the Rule of Law

School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment

Photo by Mike Erskine On 22-23 April 2021, the School of Law and Human Rights Centre (HRC) held a workshop bringing together scholars at an early stage in their careers to support the development of research on critical perspectives on global law and the environment. The workshop was organised by Emily Jones, Eliana Cusato, Judith … Continue reading School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment

Community and Connectedness in Clinical Legal Education: Before, During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo by Unsplash Lee Hansen and Liz Fisher-Frank, Lecturers in Law, University of Essex As the pandemic transformed the way that we connect with others, we have been reflecting on the impact for clinical legal education and the place of community in law clinic activities. In June 2021, we spoke to the joint conference of … Continue reading Community and Connectedness in Clinical Legal Education: Before, During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic