International Law, the Paradox of Plenty and the Making of Resource-Driven Conflict

Image by skeeze Dr Eliana Cusato, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has published a paper titled ‘International law, the paradox of plenty and the making of resource-driven conflict’. This article intervenes in legal debates on the relationship between natural resource extraction and armed conflict. Since the 1990s there has been a proliferation of international/global … Continue reading International Law, the Paradox of Plenty and the Making of Resource-Driven Conflict

A Roundtable on the Role of Mediation in the Court of Protection

Dr Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex On 18 June 2020, I hosted a roundtable on the role of mediation in Court of Protection (CoP) proceedings. Originally, this meeting was meant to be held in person, but due to events I decided to move the roundtable online, rather than delay. The aim was … Continue reading A Roundtable on the Role of Mediation in the Court of Protection

Is (More) Fairness Needed in the English Insolvency Framework?

Image by Sasin Tipchai Dr. Eugenio Vaccari, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex recently published an article in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (Volume 35, Issue 4, pp. 135-147). The publication, titled ‘Broken companies or broken system? Charting the English insolvency valuation framework in search for fairness’, adopts a normative approach to … Continue reading Is (More) Fairness Needed in the English Insolvency Framework?

Just Published: The Clinical Legal Education Handbook

Photo by Jez Timms Lee Hansen, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Professor Donald Nicolson, Director of the Law Clinic, University of Essex The Clinical Legal Education Handbook (edited by Linden Thomas and Nick Johnson; published by University of London Press on behalf of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) has launched providing law … Continue reading Just Published: The Clinical Legal Education Handbook

Tackling Litter – Clearer Laws Will Help, Report Suggests

Photo by Javier Huedo Dr Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Prof Karen Hulme, Head of the School of Law, University of Essex With ongoing concern over the impact of waste on our environment, specifically the threat to marine life from plastic, a new report takes a timely look at our laws and … Continue reading Tackling Litter – Clearer Laws Will Help, Report Suggests

LONDON LIVE sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting ‘potentially harmful’ interview on COVID-19

Image by Pexels Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 20 April 2020, the UK communications regulator Ofcom ruled that ESTV Ltd had breached its Broadcasting Code by airing an interview on the Coronavirus pandemic which risked causing “significant harm to viewers.” ESTV Ltd, the licensee, is the owner of the … Continue reading LONDON LIVE sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting ‘potentially harmful’ interview on COVID-19

The Changing Landscape of Lockdown Law

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Dr Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The original position can be summarised by the Government’s mantra ‘stay home, save lives’ which became ingrained in the minds of the general public. We were permitted to leave the house for one of the following reasons only: daily exercise, medical … Continue reading The Changing Landscape of Lockdown Law

Knowing all of the law, all of the time – responding to COVID-19

Photo by Phil Botha Geoff Gilbert, Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Essex  As Paul White has written on these pages, success in our COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings should not be measured in the ‘number of webinars, seminars, guidance and strategies’. Part of achieving success, though, is ensuring that humanitarian actors in the … Continue reading Knowing all of the law, all of the time – responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Five Urgent Principles for Leaving No One Behind through Technology

Photo by James Yarema Lorna McGregor, Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex and Director of the multi-disciplinary Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project; and Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Chairperson of the URG’s Board of … Continue reading The COVID-19 Pandemic: Five Urgent Principles for Leaving No One Behind through Technology