Photo by Penn State on Flickr In this post, Dr Nikhil Gokani (School of Law, University of Essex), an expert on regulating food labelling, writes about a major conference he organised with partner institutions. On September 9 and 10, 2021, the Health and Medical Humanities Hub at the University of Essex, the Law & Non-Communicable … Continue reading Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling: Experts Come Together to Discuss National, Regional and Global Challenges for Regulation
Photo by Jurian Kersten Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex Nirvana’s album Nevermind has reached its 30th anniversary and is under more scrutiny than ever as a result of a lawsuit recently filed by the former cover-star. Spencer Elden, the underwater baby tempted by a dollar bill on a fishhook, is suing … Continue reading Nevermind at 30: Why the Nirvana Baby Lawsuit is a Warning for Parents
Photo by Mikel Parera Dr Anna – Mari Antoniou, Lecturer in Maritime and Commercial Law, has been appointed as the UK’s special national rapporteur at the International Academy of Comparative Law’s (IACL) General Congress, which will take take place in Asunción, Paraguay in 2022. Dr Antoniou will be representing the United Kingdom for Trade Finance … Continue reading The Essex Law School represents the UK at the 2022 IACL General Congress
Photo by Sergio Torres Dr. Eliana Cusato, who is currently appointed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, authored a new book titled The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law. Her book was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2021. The … Continue reading The Ecology of War and Peace: Marginalising Slow and Structural Violence in International Law
Photo by Ekaterina Shakharova Dr. Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, presented a paper titled 'Grandparent Act or granny "annex"? Waiting for the Government?' at the Family Law Reform Now conference, hosted by Birmingham Law School in September 2021. The event was organised in collaboration with the Law Commission and conference … Continue reading Grandparent Act or Granny Annex?
To do justice to such an ambitious goal, the Chilean process should not leave anyone behind. This is a historic occasion to make the case for social rights. A Chilean man casts his vote at the National Stadium in Santiago (Chile) in October 2020. The more than 2,700 voting centers enabled in Chile for the … Continue reading Chile’s Constitutional Moment is an Opportunity to Enhance Social Rights
Photo © Marcel Crozet/ILO from Flickr Dr Marija Jovanovic, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a new chapter titled ‘The Business Sector and the Rights to Work and Just and Favourable Conditions of Work’ in The Cambridge Companion to Business and Human Rights Law. The collection was edited by Ilias Bantekas (Hamad … Continue reading The Business Sector and the Rights to Work and Just and Favourable Conditions of Work
The Animals in War Memorial in Hyde Park, London (sculptor: David Backhouse) Dr. Marina Lostal, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a new article titled ‘De-objectifying Animals: Could they Qualify as Victims before the International Criminal Court?’ in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. The article notes that the legal framework … Continue reading The animal legal turn: could animals qualify as victims before the International Criminal Court?
Photo by Marcelo Leal The right to health, or 'the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health' to give it its full name, is a fundamental human right which extends beyond a right to healthcare to include a range of pre-conditions for a healthy life. According to the Office … Continue reading Realising the Right to Health
Photo by John Simmons In August 2021, Dr Anna Mari Antoniou, Lecturer in Maritime and Commercial Law at the University of Essex, published an article on Trade Finance in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. The article, Bank Security in Letters of Credit: Mere pledgee or something more?, looks at security measures for … Continue reading Secure Financing in International Trade