Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature

Photo by David Marcu Both posthuman theory and the rights of nature (RoN) movement have the potential to challenge the anthropocentrism of international environmental law (IEL). Scholars have begun to document the transformative shifts that could occur through the application of posthuman legal theory to IEL, but these theories have yet to be applied to … Continue reading Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature

Addressing the Implications of Sport Sponsorship by Food Businesses

Image sourced from Flickr By Dr. Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex It is estimated that there are 1.9 billion adults and 379 million children living with overweight or obesity globally. This includes about 63% of the UK adult population and a third of children in England aged 2–15 years. Obesity imposes a … Continue reading Addressing the Implications of Sport Sponsorship by Food Businesses

Space Weapons and the Use of Force in Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon

Photo credit: Unsplash By Dr. Erin Pobjie (@EPobjie), Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Russia’s unannounced direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile test earlier this month raises important legal and policy questions about the prohibition on the use of force in outer space. The highly destructive weapons test – which forced astronauts aboard the International Space Station … Continue reading Space Weapons and the Use of Force in Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon