Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Photo by Grant Ritchie On 11 November 2020, Dr. Emily Jones, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, spoke in the Ghandi Research Seminar Series at the University of Reading Global Law at Reading (GLAR) group. The topic of Dr Jones' talk was 'Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature.'  The paper began by outlining … Continue reading Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Call for Papers – Early Career Workshop: Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment

Photo by Headway Join us for this online workshop, which aims to bring together scholars to support the development of research. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together scholars at an early stage in their careers to support the development of research on critical perspectives on global law and the environment. The workshop will … Continue reading Call for Papers – Early Career Workshop: Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment

School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Human Rights and Climate Change

Image by Marek Matecki By Dr. Stephen Turner, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex and Dr. Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex On 30 April and 1 May 2020, the University of Essex (School of Law and Human Rights Centre) hosted a workshop on the subject of Human Rights and Climate Change. Owing … Continue reading School of Law and Human Rights Centre Host Workshop on Human Rights and Climate Change

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 Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex India should rewrite outdated, colonial laws and empower local people so that embankments work for communities and nature.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

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

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

Peak-Plastic at a Planetary Scale: Special Issue on Designing Law and Policy Towards Managing Plastics in a Circular Economy

Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, co-edited a new publication on Designing Law and Policy Towards Managing Plastics in a Circular Economy, a special issue of the Law, Environment and Development (LEAD) Journal. The edition was co-edited with Dr. Lovleen Bhullar, University of Edinburgh, Prof. Philippe Cullet and Dr. Feja Lesneiwska, … Continue reading Peak-Plastic at a Planetary Scale: Special Issue on Designing Law and Policy Towards Managing Plastics in a Circular Economy