“You Were Only Supposed to Blow the Bloody Doors Off!”: Schrems II and External Transfers of Personal Data

Photo by Joshua Sortino Prof. Lorna Woods, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex The Court of Justice today handed down the much anticipated ruling on the legality of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) as a mechanism to transfer personal data outside the European Union.  It forms part of Schrems’ campaign to challenge the ‘surveillance capitalism’ model on which … Continue reading “You Were Only Supposed to Blow the Bloody Doors Off!”: Schrems II and External Transfers of Personal Data

School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Human Rights and Climate Change

Image by Marek Matecki By Dr. Stephen Turner, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Dr. Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex On 30 April and 1 May 2020, the University of Essex (School of Law and Human Rights Centre) hosted a workshop on the subject of Human Rights and Climate Change. Owing … Continue reading School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Human Rights and Climate Change

Christian TV Network sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting “potentially harmful statements” about Coronavirus

Photo by Scheier .hr Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 18 May 2020, the UK communications regulator Ofcom ruled that Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television service Loveworld, breached its Broadcasting Code after a news programme and a live sermon featured potentially harmful claims about the causes of and … Continue reading Christian TV Network sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting “potentially harmful statements” about Coronavirus

Rethinking Likeness and Comparability in Equality Claims Brought Before the European Court of Human Rights

Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Dr Charilaos Nikolaidis, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Equality requires us to treat like cases alike. But who are the like cases? Does equality require similarity in the factual situation of those compared? Treating like cases alike is not necessarily as restrictive a formula as is often understood to … Continue reading Rethinking Likeness and Comparability in Equality Claims Brought Before the European Court of Human Rights

Spain’s New Minimum Income Scheme: A Victory and A Historic Failure

Photo by Daniel Prado Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex This could be the most significant test of Spain’s fairness as a society. Starting last month, Spain has a minimum income scheme in place. Considering some of the international coverage, you would be forgiven for thinking it is some sort of universal basic income. It … Continue reading Spain’s New Minimum Income Scheme: A Victory and A Historic Failure

The Persistent and Pernicious Abuse of Insolvency Law: What’s Next after Virgin Atlantic?

Image by skeeze Dr. Eugenio Vaccari, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex England is no stranger to strategic or – at times – abusive use of insolvency provisions. In the early 2000s, a mechanism frequently used by debtors to retain the control of distressed companies at the expense of their creditors was pre-packaged administration. Following … Continue reading The Persistent and Pernicious Abuse of Insolvency Law: What’s Next after Virgin Atlantic?

The Crown Preference is Law (Again): Spinning the Clock Back to Early-2000s?

Image by Steve Buissinne Dr. Eugenio Vaccari, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The Pari Passu Principle In corporate insolvency procedures, not all creditors are alike. This is despite the pari passu principle. The pari passu principle is often said to be a fundamental rule of any corporate insolvency law system. It holds that, when … Continue reading The Crown Preference is Law (Again): Spinning the Clock Back to Early-2000s?

Sexual Misconduct Claims against Conservative MP: What Stops the Media from Naming Rape Suspects?

Photo by Joe Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex The allegations of sexual misconduct against an unnamed Conservative MP have received significant media coverage lately. The Sunday Times reported that the ex-minister was taken into custody on Saturday 1 August 2020 after a former parliamentary employee accused them of rape, sexual … Continue reading Sexual Misconduct Claims against Conservative MP: What Stops the Media from Naming Rape Suspects?

Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication

Photo by Külli Kittus Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr. Jaime Lindsey recently published an article in Child and Family Law Quarterly (Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 157-176), titled ‘Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse: under-protection and over-protection in adult safeguarding and mental capacity law’. The article concerns the intersection between adult … Continue reading Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication