Capabilities, Capacity and Consent: Sexual Intimacy in the Court of Protection

Photo by Sinitta Leunen Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex has a new article published in the Journal of Law and Society. The article is entitled 'Capabilities, capacity, and consent: sexualintimacy in the Court of Protection' and is co-authored with Professor Rosie Harding of the Birmingham Law School. The article … Continue reading Capabilities, Capacity and Consent: Sexual Intimacy in the Court of Protection

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

Van Ho Quoted in The Nation on Business and Human Rights Claims against Unilever

Tea planation, Kenya | Source: Wikimedia Commons In the cover article of The Nation’s 8-15 February issue, Dr. Tara Van Ho, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, asserts that businesses operating in Kenya should have predicted that the 2007 national election would result in violence and taken appropriate measures to protect ethnic minority workers. In ‘Blood … Continue reading Van Ho Quoted in The Nation on Business and Human Rights Claims against Unilever

International Law and Regional Norm Smuggling

Photo by Janko Ferlič Dr. Marija Jovanovic, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, had a new article published in The American Journal of Comparative Law titled 'International Law and Regional Norm Smuggling: How the EU and ASEAN Redefined the Global Regime on Human Trafficking'. The article examines how the regional organizations in Europe … Continue reading International Law and Regional Norm Smuggling

When Business Harms Human Rights: Affected Communities that are Dying to be Heard

Photo by Charles Forerunner Dr. Tara Van Ho (University of Essex, School of Law), Professor Jena Martin (West Virginia University, College of Law) and Professor Karen Bravo (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law) When Business Harms Human Rights: Affected Communities that Are Dying to be Heard, edited by Jena Martin (West Virginia U), Karen Bravo (Indiana U) and Essex Law … Continue reading When Business Harms Human Rights: Affected Communities that are Dying to be Heard

Van Ho Quoted in Vogue Business on Forced Labour in Xinjiang, China

Photo by Diego PH Recent reports that the government of China has been forcing members of the Muslim minority Uyghur community to labour in the supply chains of western companies have raised a series of questions for other governments and individual businesses about how to respond to such an egregious violation of international human rights … Continue reading Van Ho Quoted in Vogue Business on Forced Labour in Xinjiang, China

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

Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

Photo courtesy unsplash.com (Brett Jordan) Dr Nikhil Gokani, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has co-authored a new book chapter on human rights, childhood obesity and health inequalities with Dr Marine Friant-Perrot. The prevalence of childhood obesity, and its rapid increase, is not distributed equally across populations. Some groups of children are more likely to … Continue reading Human Rights, Childhood Obesity and Health Inequalities

The Forever War and the Laws of War

Photo by israel palacio Dr. Nathan Derejko, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The looming threat of a ‘forever war’, characterised by the so-called ‘Global Battlefield’ and the perpetual applicability of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), has thrust the question of when and how Non-international Armed Conflicts (NIAC) end to the forefront of international concern and … Continue reading The Forever War and the Laws of War

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