Channel 5 makes public apology for “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!” broadcast

Photo by Ehud Neuhaus Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, School of Law, University of Essex On 19 April 2021, Channel 5 publicly apologised and agreed to pay damages to a couple who were shown in the television programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd is a national broadcaster which broadcasts Channel 5, and also … Continue reading Channel 5 makes public apology for “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!” broadcast

Pushing Past the Tipping Point: Can the Inter-American System Accommodate Abortion Rights?

Photo by Alfons Morales Dr. Patricia Palacios Zuloaga, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, had a new article published in the Human Rights Law Review, titled 'Pushing Past the Tipping Point: Can the Inter-American System Accommodate Abortion Rights?' While anti-abortion activists have been successful in pushing to restrict access to abortion across the USA, reproductive … Continue reading Pushing Past the Tipping Point: Can the Inter-American System Accommodate Abortion Rights?

Effective Oversight of Large-Scale Surveillance Activities: A Human Rights Perspective

Photo by Lianhao Qu Daragh Murray, Pete Fussey, Lorna McGregor, and Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex, explore the international human rights law implications of state surveillance in a new article published in the Journal of National Security Law and Policy (JNSLP). Today, state surveillance involves the large-scale collection and analysis of digital data—activities which allow … Continue reading Effective Oversight of Large-Scale Surveillance Activities: A Human Rights Perspective

World Oceans Day: the School of Law Celebrates with Law of the Sea Lectures

Photo by Christoffer Engström In celebration of World Oceans Day, the convenors of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series, Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones invite you to re-visit our law of the sea lectures in our series featuring the impressive speakers who play a leading role in advising, facilitating, negotiating, pleading, and … Continue reading World Oceans Day: the School of Law Celebrates with Law of the Sea Lectures

Human Rights and Climate Change Symposium – University of Essex 9-11th June 2021

Photo by William Bossen There are many ways in which climate change impacts upon a range of human rights. Therefore, it may appear strange that the linkages between human rights and climate change were not widely acknowledged until relatively recently. The first UN Human Rights Council resolution relating to climate change occurred in March 2008, … Continue reading Human Rights and Climate Change Symposium – University of Essex 9-11th June 2021

The Ntaganda Reparations Order: a marked step towards a victim-centred reparations legal framework at the ICC

International Criminal Court building in The Hague | Source: Wikimedia Commons Dr. Marina Lostal, University of Essex, School of Law NB: The author has been involved in the work of reparations at the ICC, first as a Court-appointed expert in the Al Mahdi case in 2017 and, between 2018 and 2020, as a reparations expert at … Continue reading The Ntaganda Reparations Order: a marked step towards a victim-centred reparations legal framework at the ICC

Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges

Photo by Cristi Goia Dr Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has contributed a chapter in the edited volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (BRILL, 2021). The book brings together experts around the globe to analyse the role of litigation at the national, regional and international level in advancing efforts to … Continue reading Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges

Towards Consolidating Synergies Between Business and Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Photo by Dan Schiumarini By Hobeth Martínez Carrillo, Sabine Michalowski and Michael Cruz Rodríguez Last October, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights launched its report ‘Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action’. From a transitional justice perspective, the report is hugely important, not only for addressing the lack of attention paid to how … Continue reading Towards Consolidating Synergies Between Business and Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes and New Directions

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko The Open Society Foundation, Bristol University and the Human Rights Law Implementation project recently launched its project on Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes, and New Directions - a series of 11 posts, between February and March 2021, which seek to bridge the gap between academic and practice communities by offering … Continue reading Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes and New Directions

The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series: Part One

Photo by Headway Earlier this year, Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones from the School of Law at the University of Essex, co-founded and co-convened a new lecture series on public international law: The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series. This is a weekly series which builds upon two important intellectual traditions of Public … Continue reading The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series: Part One