Enhancing Cross-Border Access to Electronic Information in Criminal Proceedings: Towards a new E-Evidence legal framework in the EU

Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash Dr Oriola Sallavaci, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex In recent years cross-border exchange of electronic information has become increasingly important to enable criminal investigations and prosecutions. As I have discussed in depth in my study “Rethinking Criminal Justice in Cyberspace: The EU E-evidence framework as a new … Continue reading Enhancing Cross-Border Access to Electronic Information in Criminal Proceedings: Towards a new E-Evidence legal framework in the EU

Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the EU: proposals for a mandatory EU-wide label

Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex. The European Commission published its Farm-to-Fork Strategy on 20 May 2020. In this, the Commission declared that to ‘empower consumers to make informed, healthy and sustainable food choices’, the Commission will propose harmonised mandatory front-of-pack nutrition labelling (FoPNL) by the fourth quarter of 2022. As part … Continue reading Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in the EU: proposals for a mandatory EU-wide label

What is Exploitation in the Context of ‘Modern Slavery’? A Legal Proposal

Exploitation in the context of ‘modern slavery’ is defined by three conditions: abuse of vulnerability, excessive gain, and sustained action. Workers unload bricks from a boat in Bangladesh. Suvra Kanti Das/ Zuma Press/ PA Images Dr. Marija Jovanovic, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Exploitation has been given a prominent place in the definition of … Continue reading What is Exploitation in the Context of ‘Modern Slavery’? A Legal Proposal

‘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