Advertising Watchdog Warns Instagram Influencers over Compliance

Photo by Jakob Owens Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 18 March 2021, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s regulator of advertising across all media, published its research on whether influencer ads are appropriately disclosed on social media. The regulator’s report revealed a “disappointing overall rate of compliance” with … Continue reading Advertising Watchdog Warns Instagram Influencers over Compliance

A Suspected Murderer’s Right to a Fair Trial

Vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield | Photo by: Tim Dennell on Flickr When Sarah Everard was reported missing on March 4, the police launched an investigation and arrested a suspect, Wayne Couzens, a 48-year-old Metropolitan police officer. Then when human remains, later identified as Everard’s body, were found in Ashford, Kent, the suspect was … Continue reading A Suspected Murderer’s Right to a Fair Trial

Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation

Image courtesy: Postdlf In the run-up to May's elections, new research has found stark differences in the calibre of Police and Crime Commissioners, with some "ill equipped", leaving police accountability "hinging on luck". New research, based on exclusive interviews with high-ranking figures from across UK policing, suggests a postcode lottery in police accountability. The calibre … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation

Non-State Rules in International Commercial Law: Contracts, Legal Authority and Application

Photo by Pat Whelen Dr Johanna Hoekstra, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a monograph titled Non-State Rules in International Commercial Law: Contracts, Legal Authority and Application (Routledge 2021). The book examines the different ways non-state rules are applied in international commercial contracts with the aim to understand the legal authority of … Continue reading Non-State Rules in International Commercial Law: Contracts, Legal Authority and Application

Why Civil Claims are a Necessary Part of the Arsenal to Address Military Excesses

Photo by Diego González Carla Ferstman and Noora Arajärvi, University of Essex, published a report which assesses the UK Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, which makes provision about legal proceedings and consideration of derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands. The … Continue reading Why Civil Claims are a Necessary Part of the Arsenal to Address Military Excesses

UK Radio Station Sanctioned by Ofcom over Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

Photo by Alessandro Cerino Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 7 December 2020, Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, found that The Family Programme, a live radio broadcast, featured potentially harmful statements about the COVID-19 pandemic without adequate protection for listeners. The regulator currently prioritises cases linked to the coronavirus where programmes … Continue reading UK Radio Station Sanctioned by Ofcom over Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

The Voice of the Child: A Workshop on Private Family Law Proceedings Involving Sexual Abuse

Photo by Ben Wicks By Jaime Lindsey, Liz Fisher-Frank, Jo Harwood and Gillian Francis, University of Essex, School of Law On the afternoon of 25 March 2021, we hosted an online workshop by Zoom exploring the voice of the child in the context of the treatment of sexual abuse allegations in private family law disputes … Continue reading The Voice of the Child: A Workshop on Private Family Law Proceedings Involving Sexual Abuse

Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

Photo by Karsten Würth Godswill Agbaitoro, PhD candidate, University of Essex What do energy and climate justice mean and why do they matter for Africa? According to Climate just, a simple way to understand climate justice is to ensure that collectively and individually we can prepare for, respond to and recover from climate change impacts. … Continue reading Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

Impact on Victims’ Law Policy Paper

Photo by Edward Howell In a report published in November 2020 (Constitutional Powers of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales), co-written by the Essex Law School’s Professor Maurice Sunkin together with Professor Pam Cox and Dr Ruth Lamont, these experts argued that the role of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – set up in 2004 to promote … Continue reading Impact on Victims’ Law Policy Paper