Spain and its Achilles’ Heels: the Strong Foundations of a Country’s Weaknesses

This blog post is an excerpt from Dr. Koldo Casla’s new book, which is published by Rowman & Littlefield. On 1 October 2017, roughly two million people took part in a referendum organised by the Catalan government, a referendum that had been declared illegal by the judiciary. The regional government had promised that, if the … Continue reading Spain and its Achilles’ Heels: the Strong Foundations of a Country’s Weaknesses

Licensing System for 3D Printing in China

Source: PxFuel James Griffin (Associate Professor, University of Exeter), Onyeka Osuji (Professor, University of Essex), and Hing Kai Chan (Professor, Nottingham University Business School China) have developed a digital watermarking technology that enables the tracking and tracing of 3D Printing (3DP) content, from its creation through to its destruction. A watermark is embedded into creative … Continue reading Licensing System for 3D Printing in China

Ofcom clears ITV for Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle going to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day 2017 | Source: Wikimedia Commons Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, School of Law, University of Essex On 1 September 2021, Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, rejected a record of complaints about Piers Morgan’s comments on Good Morning Britain in the wake of the Duke … Continue reading Ofcom clears ITV for Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle

Who Killed the Radio Star? How Music Blanket Licensing Distorts the Production of Creative Content in Radio

Photo by Eric Nopanen According to popular and scholarly belief, video killed the radio star. The golden age of radio, culminating in the 1930s and 1940s, was gone with the rise of television in the 1950s and 1960s. In their new article, titled ‘Who Killed the Radio Star? How Music Blanket Licensing Distorts the Production … Continue reading Who Killed the Radio Star? How Music Blanket Licensing Distorts the Production of Creative Content in Radio

Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?

Image by James Eades New research, based on exclusive interviews with high-ranking figures from across UK policing – including Chief Constables, PCCs, one of the most senior persons in policing and one of the persons involved with introducing PCCs - suggests a postcode lottery in police accountability. The calibre of individual PCCs is seen as … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?

The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

Photo by Sajad Nori Digital reconstructions of crime scenes have been used more frequently in both domestic and international courts as technology becomes more developed and accessible to courtroom actors. Though digital reconstructions can be beneficial, especially in the context of international criminal law, as they allow judges to visit crime scenes that would otherwise … Continue reading The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

ESRC New Investigator Grant Award For ‘Mediation of Medical Treatment Disputes: A Therapeutic Justice Model’

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has recently been awarded the prestigious ESRC New Investigator grant for her research project ‘Mediation of Medical Treatment Disputes: A Therapeutic Justice Model’. She has been awarded £299,791 over 30 months to use socio-legal methods to research the … Continue reading ESRC New Investigator Grant Award For ‘Mediation of Medical Treatment Disputes: A Therapeutic Justice Model’

The International Criminal Court and the Transformation of Post-War Justice in Northern Uganda

International Criminal Court, The Hague | Source: Flickr Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche, Assistant Lecturer and Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Essex, co-authored an article with Tonny Raymond Kirabira (Researcher, Portsmouth Law School) titled 'The International Criminal Court and the transformation of post-war justice in Northern Uganda'. The article was published in Sentio Journal, Issue 3 … Continue reading The International Criminal Court and the Transformation of Post-War Justice in Northern Uganda