Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges

Photo by Cristi Goia Dr Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has contributed a chapter in the edited volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (BRILL, 2021). The book brings together experts around the globe to analyse the role of litigation at the national, regional and international level in advancing efforts to … Continue reading Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges

Towards Consolidating Synergies Between Business and Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Photo by Dan Schiumarini By Hobeth Martínez Carrillo, Sabine Michalowski and Michael Cruz Rodríguez Last October, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights launched its report ‘Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action’. From a transitional justice perspective, the report is hugely important, not only for addressing the lack of attention paid to how … Continue reading Towards Consolidating Synergies Between Business and Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes and New Directions

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko The Open Society Foundation, Bristol University and the Human Rights Law Implementation project recently launched its project on Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes, and New Directions - a series of 11 posts, between February and March 2021, which seek to bridge the gap between academic and practice communities by offering … Continue reading Implementing Human Rights Decisions: Reflections, Successes and New Directions

The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series: Part One

Photo by Headway Earlier this year, Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones from the School of Law at the University of Essex, co-founded and co-convened a new lecture series on public international law: The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series. This is a weekly series which builds upon two important intellectual traditions of Public … Continue reading The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series: Part One

Advertising Watchdog Warns Instagram Influencers over Compliance

Photo by Jakob Owens Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 18 March 2021, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s regulator of advertising across all media, published its research on whether influencer ads are appropriately disclosed on social media. The regulator’s report revealed a “disappointing overall rate of compliance” with … Continue reading Advertising Watchdog Warns Instagram Influencers over Compliance

A Suspected Murderer’s Right to a Fair Trial

Vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield | Photo by: Tim Dennell on Flickr When Sarah Everard was reported missing on March 4, the police launched an investigation and arrested a suspect, Wayne Couzens, a 48-year-old Metropolitan police officer. Then when human remains, later identified as Everard’s body, were found in Ashford, Kent, the suspect was … Continue reading A Suspected Murderer’s Right to a Fair Trial

Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation

Image courtesy: Postdlf In the run-up to May's elections, new research has found stark differences in the calibre of Police and Crime Commissioners, with some "ill equipped", leaving police accountability "hinging on luck". New research, based on exclusive interviews with high-ranking figures from across UK policing, suggests a postcode lottery in police accountability. The calibre … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation

Non-State Rules in International Commercial Law: Contracts, Legal Authority and Application

Photo by Pat Whelen Dr Johanna Hoekstra, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a monograph titled Non-State Rules in International Commercial Law: Contracts, Legal Authority and Application (Routledge 2021). The book examines the different ways non-state rules are applied in international commercial contracts with the aim to understand the legal authority of … Continue reading Non-State Rules in International Commercial Law: Contracts, Legal Authority and Application