Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

Photo courtesy unsplash.com (Brett Jordan) Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has co-authored a new book chapter on human rights, childhood obesity and health inequalities with Dr Marine Friant-Perrot. The prevalence of childhood obesity, and its rapid increase, is not distributed equally across populations. Some groups of children are more likely to … Continue reading Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

The Forever War and the Laws of War

Photo by israel palacio Dr. Nathan Derejko, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The looming threat of a ‘forever war’, characterised by the so-called ‘Global Battlefield’ and the perpetual applicability of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), has thrust the question of when and how Non-international Armed Conflicts (NIAC) end to the forefront of international concern and … Continue reading The Forever War and the Laws of War

Coronavirus and Harm in Broadcast Content

Photo by Fringer Cat UK communications regulator Ofcom has so far made six sanctions decisions on broadcast content related to the coronavirus. What do these decisions illustrate about what Ofcom considers harmful? In this post, Professor Lorna Woods explains the different types of harm that the regulator appears to take into account when considering misinformation around the virus and … Continue reading Coronavirus and Harm in Broadcast Content