Christian TV Network sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting “potentially harmful statements” about Coronavirus

Photo by Scheier .hr Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 18 May 2020, the UK communications regulator Ofcom ruled that Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television service Loveworld, breached its Broadcasting Code after a news programme and a live sermon featured potentially harmful claims about the causes of and … Continue reading Christian TV Network sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting “potentially harmful statements” about Coronavirus

Sexual Misconduct Claims against Conservative MP: What Stops the Media from Naming Rape Suspects?

Photo by Joe Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex The allegations of sexual misconduct against an unnamed Conservative MP have received significant media coverage lately. The Sunday Times reported that the ex-minister was taken into custody on Saturday 1 August 2020 after a former parliamentary employee accused them of rape, sexual … Continue reading Sexual Misconduct Claims against Conservative MP: What Stops the Media from Naming Rape Suspects?

Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication

Photo by Külli Kittus Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr. Jaime Lindsey recently published an article in Child and Family Law Quarterly (Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 157-176), titled ‘Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse: under-protection and over-protection in adult safeguarding and mental capacity law’. The article concerns the intersection between adult … Continue reading Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication

National Courts and the Enforcement of EU Law: The Pivotal Role of National Courts in the EU Legal Order

Image by David Mark Prof. Theodore Konstadinides, Professor of Law, University of Essex and Dr. Anastasia Karatzia, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Prof. Theodore Konstadinides and Dr. Anastasia Karatzia acted as the UK national rapporteurs for the Fédération Internationale Pour Le Droit Européen (FIDE) Congress 2020, one of the most significant conferences on EU … Continue reading National Courts and the Enforcement of EU Law: The Pivotal Role of National Courts in the EU Legal Order

New Socio-Legal Research on Harmful Gender Stereotypes in Advertising

Photo by Joshua Earle Dr. Alexandros Antoniou and Dr. Dimitris Akrivos, Lecturers in Media Law, University of Essex A year after the introduction of the UK Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) new rule on gender stereotyping, a new study evaluates the regulator’s approach to depictions of harmful gender stereotypes in advertisements. Dr Alexandros Antoniou and Dr … Continue reading New Socio-Legal Research on Harmful Gender Stereotypes in Advertising

A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales

Photo by Nikola Saliba Dr Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr Samantha Davey has recently published a book with Hart, entitled ‘A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales’. This book is the result of PhD research which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It explored the … Continue reading A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales

To Rebuild the Sundarbans, India Needs to Rethink its Laws

Photo by Birsha Ohdedar Dr. Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex India should rewrite outdated, colonial laws and empower local people so that embankments work for communities and nature. Cyclone Amphan has devastated millions of lives in the Sundarbans, a tidal forest on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. The Sundarbans lies … Continue reading To Rebuild the Sundarbans, India Needs to Rethink its Laws

Just Published: The Clinical Legal Education Handbook

Photo by Jez Timms Lee Hansen, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Professor Donald Nicolson, Director of the Law Clinic, University of Essex The Clinical Legal Education Handbook (edited by Linden Thomas and Nick Johnson; published by University of London Press on behalf of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) has launched providing law … Continue reading Just Published: The Clinical Legal Education Handbook

Tackling Litter – Clearer Laws Will Help, Report Suggests

Photo by Javier Huedo Dr Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Prof Karen Hulme, Head of the School of Law, University of Essex With ongoing concern over the impact of waste on our environment, specifically the threat to marine life from plastic, a new report takes a timely look at our laws and … Continue reading Tackling Litter – Clearer Laws Will Help, Report Suggests

Knowing all of the law, all of the time – responding to COVID-19

Photo by Phil Botha Geoff Gilbert, Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Essex  As Paul White has written on these pages, success in our COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings should not be measured in the ‘number of webinars, seminars, guidance and strategies’. Part of achieving success, though, is ensuring that humanitarian actors in the … Continue reading Knowing all of the law, all of the time – responding to COVID-19