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

University of Essex 2021 Research and Impact awards

Photo by Jungwoo Hong As the academic year comes to an end, we want to take a moment to recognise the incredible work and successes of our researchers in the School of Law at the University of Essex. Colleagues continue making important contributions to the University’s research mission through exceptional performance and we have plenty … Continue reading University of Essex 2021 Research and Impact awards

Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and Beyond

Photo by Saad Chaudhry On the 26th May 2021, Dr Meagan Wong, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, appeared in a panel of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law titled 'Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and beyond'. The panel was also joined by Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles … Continue reading Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and Beyond

The War on Compensation: Troubling Signs for Civilian Casualties in the Gaza Strip

Photo by Timon Studler Dr. Haim Abraham, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Follow Dr. Abraham on Twitter here The last round of belligerency between Hamas and Israel claimed a significant toll from civilians, with many arguing that some of the more devastating activities conducted by the IDF were in breach of the laws of … Continue reading The War on Compensation: Troubling Signs for Civilian Casualties in the Gaza Strip