Essex Law School academic joins the UN’s Harmony with Nature expert network

Photo by Noah Buscher Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, became a member of the United Nations Expert Knowledge Network on Harmony with Nature. Dr. Jones offers below her input on the theme of Earth Jurisprudence. Earth Jurisprudence is a philosophy of law and … Continue reading Essex Law School academic joins the UN’s Harmony with Nature expert network

How Tech Companies Can Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): A VAWG Code of Practice

Photo by Katherine Hanlon The Online Safety Bill presents an opportunity to address violence against women and girls in its digital dimensions and hold accountable the tech platforms that profit from this abuse. But if the new law passes in its current format, it will leave women and girls facing violence and the threat of harm … Continue reading How Tech Companies Can Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): A VAWG Code of Practice

Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment Learning from Chile and International Experiences

Image by Patrick McDonald In the 1990s, Bruce Ackerman defined ‘constitutional moments’ as historic milestones of intense deliberation and change in a country’s politics, change that reflects in the country’s constitutional settlement. Since October 2019, Chile is going through its own constitutional moment, a moment that began with popular resistance against rising public transport fees … Continue reading Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment Learning from Chile and International Experiences

La Mort Assistée: Un Sujet Au Cœur Des Enjeux Juridiques Et Sociétaux

Photo via Flickr By Louise Millescamps, University of Essex, School of Law L' auteur tient à remercier Dr Laure Sauve, Eugénie Duval et Dr Xavier Aurey pour leurs précieux commentaires sur les versions précédentes de cet article. Le 16 octobre 2021, David Peace, un malade en phase terminale affirme que «la législation anglaise l’a abandonné». … Continue reading La Mort Assistée: Un Sujet Au Cœur Des Enjeux Juridiques Et Sociétaux

Research Seminar: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Photo by Evangeline Shaw Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, will lead a seminar on the theme of 'Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature'. The rights of nature are beginning to be recognised in many countries but have yet to be recognised in international law. Seeking to challenge and re-think … Continue reading Research Seminar: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature