Achieving Justice for Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations in Sudan

Dr. Thoko Kaime, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Lena Scheibinger Omar al-Bashir Significant step in the al-Bashir indictment In February 2020, the Sudanese government indicated its intention to hand over Omar al-Bashir, the country’s former strongman to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to face charges of war crimes and crimes … Continue reading Achieving Justice for Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations in Sudan

Lessons from the Campaign to Bring the Socio-Economic Duty to Life in England

Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The UK government proudly affirms that the country has some of the strongest equalities legislation in the world, particularly the Equality Act 2010. For it to be true, however, the government should implement the legislation in its entirety, including the socio-economic duty, proclaimed in Section 1 of the Act. … Continue reading Lessons from the Campaign to Bring the Socio-Economic Duty to Life in England

‘Unchartered’ Waters: Fundamental Rights, Brexit and the (Re)constitution of the Employment Law Hierarchy of Norms

Dr Niall O’Connor, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has authored an article exploring the consequences of Brexit for the constitutional status of the employment rights found in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter). The decision of the British people to leave the European Union (EU) raises foundational questions for many … Continue reading ‘Unchartered’ Waters: Fundamental Rights, Brexit and the (Re)constitution of the Employment Law Hierarchy of Norms

Money Market Funds Reforms in the US and the EU

Dr Mohammed Alshaleel, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published an article titled 'Money Market Funds Reforms in the US and the EU: The Quest for Financial Stability'. The article considers the impact of money market funds (MMFs) reforms in the US and the EU on the money market fund industry and global financial … Continue reading Money Market Funds Reforms in the US and the EU

The Restrictive Approach to Legal Representation in Arbitration Proceedings and its Unintended Consequences in Nigeria

Arbitration by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images Fikayo Taiwo, PhD candidate at the University of Essex, published in the Journal of International Arbitration an article titled 'The Restrictive Approach to Legal Representation in Arbitration Proceedings and Its Unintended Consequences in Nigeria'. The issue of legal representation in arbitration proceedings accounts for one of the sub-factors … Continue reading The Restrictive Approach to Legal Representation in Arbitration Proceedings and its Unintended Consequences in Nigeria

Energy Law and Policy in Nigeria with Reflection on the International Energy Charter and Domestication of the African Charter

Godswill Agbaitoro, PhD candidate at the University of Essex, and Dr Eghosa Osa Ekhator, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby, have published a book chapter titled 'Energy Law and Policy in Nigeria with Reflection on the International Energy Charter and Domestication of the African Charter'. Since the 1960s, energy resources, in particular … Continue reading Energy Law and Policy in Nigeria with Reflection on the International Energy Charter and Domestication of the African Charter

Haim Abraham’s paper on Parenting, Surrogacy and the State cited by the Supreme Court of Israel

The Israel Supreme Court recently cited a paper written by Haim Abraham, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex. The paper titled 'Parenting, Surrogacy, and the State' demonstrates that Israel’s legislation, and regulation of assisted reproduction treatments, systematically discriminates individuals and same-sex couples based on sexual orientation, family status, or gender. By surveying the … Continue reading Haim Abraham’s paper on Parenting, Surrogacy and the State cited by the Supreme Court of Israel

Community Radio Station Found in Breach of Ofcom’s Offensiveness Rules

Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 16 December 2019, Ofcom, the United Kingdom's communications regulator, found that Radio Caroline had breached Section Two of its Code, which outlines standards for broadcast content so as to provide members of the public with adequate protection from harmful and offensive material. Radio Caroline, … Continue reading Community Radio Station Found in Breach of Ofcom’s Offensiveness Rules