Community Radio Station Found in Breach of Ofcom’s Offensiveness Rules

Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 16 December 2019, Ofcom, the United Kingdom's communications regulator, found that Radio Caroline had breached Section Two of its Code, which outlines standards for broadcast content so as to provide members of the public with adequate protection from harmful and offensive material. Radio Caroline, … Continue reading Community Radio Station Found in Breach of Ofcom’s Offensiveness Rules

Whose Autonomy is it Anyway? Freedom of Contract, the Right to Work and the General Principles of EU Law

Dr Niall O’Connor, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has authored an article exploring the significance, in the employment context, of freedom of contract as a fundamental right in article 16 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter). For the first half of its existence, few could have foreseen that article … Continue reading Whose Autonomy is it Anyway? Freedom of Contract, the Right to Work and the General Principles of EU Law

Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture

February 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of the edited collection on Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives by Dr. Dimitris Akrivos and Dr. Alexandros Antoniou (Lecturers in Law at the University of Essex). The book explores the links between crime, deviance and popular culture in our highly-mediatised era, offering … Continue reading Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture

Thinking through Anthropocentrism in International Law: Queer Theory, Posthuman Feminism and the Postcolonial

Whanganui River view from 2,500 ft In a conversation between Dr Emily Jones, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, and Prof Dianne Otto from the University of Melbourne, published by the LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace + Security, they briefly outline the long-standing feminist critiques of liberal humanism in international law, as a … Continue reading Thinking through Anthropocentrism in International Law: Queer Theory, Posthuman Feminism and the Postcolonial

Exit Britain Enter the Stakeholders: Could Brexit End the Cultural Wars within the EU Company Law and Give Birth to a Truly “European Company”?

Dr. Marios Koutsias, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has a new publication in the European Business Law Review entitled ‘Exit Britain Enter the Stakeholders: Could Brexit End the Cultural Wars within the European Union Company Law and Give Birth to a Truly “European Company”?' The history of European Union company law … Continue reading Exit Britain Enter the Stakeholders: Could Brexit End the Cultural Wars within the EU Company Law and Give Birth to a Truly “European Company”?

Clause 26 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20: An Exercise of Constitutional Impropriety?

Prof Theodore Konstadinides (School of Law, University of Essex) and Riccardo Sallustio (Solicitor, Grimaldi SL LLP) The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 will pave the way for the UK to ratify the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement and thus depart from the European Union (EU) soon thereafter, having received its third reading in the House of … Continue reading Clause 26 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20: An Exercise of Constitutional Impropriety?