Why Civil Claims are a Necessary Part of the Arsenal to Address Military Excesses

Photo by Diego González Carla Ferstman and Noora Arajärvi, University of Essex, published a report which assesses the UK Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, which makes provision about legal proceedings and consideration of derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands. The … Continue reading Why Civil Claims are a Necessary Part of the Arsenal to Address Military Excesses

UK Radio Station Sanctioned by Ofcom over Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Photo by Alessandro Cerino Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 7 December 2020, Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, found that The Family Programme, a live radio broadcast, featured potentially harmful statements about the COVID-19 pandemic without adequate protection for listeners. The regulator currently prioritises cases linked to the coronavirus where programmes … Continue reading UK Radio Station Sanctioned by Ofcom over Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

The Voice of the Child: A Workshop on Private Family Law Proceedings Involving Sexual Abuse

Photo by Ben Wicks By Jaime Lindsey, Liz Fisher-Frank, Jo Harwood and Gillian Francis, University of Essex, School of Law On the afternoon of 25 March 2021, we hosted an online workshop by Zoom exploring the voice of the child in the context of the treatment of sexual abuse allegations in private family law disputes … Continue reading The Voice of the Child: A Workshop on Private Family Law Proceedings Involving Sexual Abuse

Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

Photo by Karsten Würth Godswill Agbaitoro, PhD candidate, University of Essex What do energy and climate justice mean and why do they matter for Africa? According to Climate just, a simple way to understand climate justice is to ensure that collectively and individually we can prepare for, respond to and recover from climate change impacts. … Continue reading Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

Impact on Victims’ Law Policy Paper

Photo by Edward Howell In a report published in November 2020 (Constitutional Powers of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales), co-written by the Essex Law School’s Professor Maurice Sunkin together with Professor Pam Cox and Dr Ruth Lamont, these experts argued that the role of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – set up in 2004 to promote … Continue reading Impact on Victims’ Law Policy Paper

COVID-19 Research on Vulnerable Communities Proves Influential

Photo by Kate Trifo A publication featuring rapid responses to the impact of COVID-19 from a range of Essex experts has been recognised as influential by a panel providing evidence to government. COVID-19, Law and Human Rights: Essex Dialogues, a 32-chapter collection featuring contributions from the School of Law, Human Rights Centre and School of Health and Social Care, … Continue reading COVID-19 Research on Vulnerable Communities Proves Influential