TV Cameras To Be Allowed To Film in Crown Court in England and Wales

Photo by Julian Schiemann Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 16 January 2020, the Ministry of Justice announced plans to allow for the first time in England and Wales recordings and broadcasts from the Crown Court with the aim of increasing public engagement with the justice system. Filming is already permitted … Continue reading TV Cameras To Be Allowed To Film in Crown Court in England and Wales

Contact-tracing Apps and Human Rights

Photo by engin akyurt Lorna McGregor, Professor of International Human Rights Law and PI & Director of the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project at the University of Essex The Covid-19 pandemic engages the full spectrum of states’ human rights obligations. In addressing the virus itself, states are required to protect the rights to … Continue reading Contact-tracing Apps and Human Rights

Supporting a Fair Approach to COVID Triage

Photo by Luis Melendez A limited supply of life-saving medical equipment in the NHS is raising important questions about how frontline clinicians prioritise coronavirus patients for use of scarce resources and Essex rights experts are providing critical support to help avoid discrimination. A team of researchers linked to the Essex Autonomy and Ethics of Powerlessness projects have provided a vital … Continue reading Supporting a Fair Approach to COVID Triage

Police and Crime Commissioners’ power “corrosive,” research finds

Image by Fungai Tichawangana The power of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to remove Chief Constables from office is having a “corrosive” effect on policing and police accountability, research undertaken at the University of Essex indicates. The research, by Dr Simon Cooper of our School of Law, identifies two new and significant concerns regarding PCCs' powers. He is … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners’ power “corrosive,” research finds

Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times

Photo by Paolo Bendandi Dr. Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, explores family dynamics in the context of grandparents as primary caregivers. Grandparents may live miles or even continents away from their grandchildren. Pre-existing relationships may have been affected adversely because of Coronavirus-related self-isolation. Regardless of current events, many grandparents have played, … Continue reading Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times

Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State

Photo by Markus Spiske Lee Marsons, GTA in Public Law and PhD candidate at the University of Essex Though lawyers normally loathe sweeping statements, it is fair to say that Covid-19 has affected virtually everything and everyone in the British state. As part of my work for the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI), I have been recording the response to … Continue reading Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State

The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Photo by Marcelo Leal Maurice Sunkin QC (Hon), Professor of Public Law in the School of Law, University of Essex and Dr Susan McPherson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex have published an article entitled 'The Dobson-Rawlings pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Impact of … Continue reading The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Weimar-on-Danube: on the Hungarian Enabling Act, the European Response, and the Future of the Union

Image by Hans Hansen Dr. Tom Flynn, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The current pandemic is testing political, legal, and social systems in significant ways. Europe has faced, among other things, strains regarding the notion of solidarity within the Union, questions as to the ability of economic and financial systems to co-ordinate responses, and … Continue reading Weimar-on-Danube: on the Hungarian Enabling Act, the European Response, and the Future of the Union

New Edition of Company Law Published

Photo by Max Bender Marios Koutsias, Senior Lecturer in EU Commercial Law and Company Law at the University of Essex and Janet Dine, Professor of International Economic Development Law at Queen Mary, University of London have published the 9th edition of their Company Law textbook. Company law covers issues that relate to the creation of a company, … Continue reading New Edition of Company Law Published

COVID-19 and its Impact on the Constitutional Relationship Between Government and Parliament

Photo by Heidi Fin Theodore Konstadinides, Professor of Law, University of Essex and Lee Marsons, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Public Law and a PhD candidate, University of Essex The Coronavirus Act 2020, the UK’s most substantial legislative response to the Covid-19 pandemic, received Royal Assent yesterday after a fast-tracked procedure through both Houses. Indisputably, the pandemic falls … Continue reading COVID-19 and its Impact on the Constitutional Relationship Between Government and Parliament