A Human Rights Case for the Proportionality Assessment of Evictions in the Private Rental Sector

Image via Shutterstock By Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law and the Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic In the 2008 case of McCann v UK, which concerned the eviction of a family renting a house from a local authority in England, the European Court of Human Rights established that: “(T)he loss of one’s … Continue reading A Human Rights Case for the Proportionality Assessment of Evictions in the Private Rental Sector

Institutions, Economic Development, and China’s Development Policy for Escaping Poverty

The Nanpu Bridge, Shanghai (image via Shutterstock) By Professor Ting Xu (School of Law, University of Essex) I recently have had opportunities to reread the works of Professors Erik Reinert and Peer Vries and to reflect on my previous work on the relationship between institutions, economic development, and China’s development policy for escaping poverty. Professors … Continue reading Institutions, Economic Development, and China’s Development Policy for Escaping Poverty

What We Owe Critical Race Theorists: Part 2

Image via Unsplash By Dr. Tara Van Ho, Senior Lecturer, School of Law This is the second in a set of blog posts in which I discuss the lessons I learned in writing an article that uses a methodology from Critical Race Theory (CRT)—Bennett Capers’ “Reading Black” method—to examine modern investment law scholarship. The article … Continue reading What We Owe Critical Race Theorists: Part 2

What We Owe Critical Race Theorists: Part 1

Image via Unsplash By Dr. Tara Van Ho, Senior Lecturer, School of Law My latest publication is now out in the Journal of World Investment & Trade. In it, I use a methodology from Critical Race Theory (CRT)—Bennett Capers’ “Reading Black” method—to examine how modern investment law scholarship continues to embed and evidence historical narratives … Continue reading What We Owe Critical Race Theorists: Part 1

Survivors of Modern Slavery in Prisons: The Blind Spot of the UK Anti-Slavery Regime

Image via Shutterstock Dr. Marija Jovanovic, Lecturer in Law (University of Essex), has been awarded a research grant for the project on ‘The Survivors of Modern Slavery in Prisons: The Blind Spot of the UK Anti-Slavery Regime’ by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (The Modern Slavery PEC), funded by the … Continue reading Survivors of Modern Slavery in Prisons: The Blind Spot of the UK Anti-Slavery Regime

Investigating Allegations of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian Settings

Photo by Claudia Soraya on Unsplash Professor Carla Ferstman is a member of the Justice Rapid Response (JRR) Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Justice Experts Roster. She recently wrote a research paper for JRR on the investigation of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) allegations involving children. Along with Fabian Ilg, who is a Justice Rapid Response Roster Expert, Prof. … Continue reading Investigating Allegations of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian Settings

Investigations in Armed Conflict

Image by Shutterstock Investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in armed conflict are crucial to the implementation of these bodies of law. There are, however, numerous legal and practical challenges that arise when considering a State’s obligations under international law with regard to such investigations. These include establishing … Continue reading Investigations in Armed Conflict

Celebrating the Very Best of Essex Research: Research and Impact Awards 2022

Image via Shutterstock The very best of Essex research was recognised at our Excellence in Research and Impact Awards 2022 ceremony at Colchester Campus on Wednesday 25 May 2022. The annual awards highlighted how the work conducted at Essex is having a positive impact on people's lives across the globe.  This year, a total of 21 … Continue reading Celebrating the Very Best of Essex Research: Research and Impact Awards 2022