Supporting the Colombian Transitional Justice Process

Image by Pixabay GCRF@Essex interview questions: Prof. Sabine Michalowski and Prof. Clara Sandoval-Villalba Partners/organisations: Dejusticia, a Colombian Think-Do-Tank What is your research about? Colombia and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army; Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) signed a comprehensive peace agreement in 2016 which devises a transitional justice system to respond to … Continue reading Supporting the Colombian Transitional Justice Process

Spain’s New Minimum Income Scheme: A Victory and A Historic Failure

Photo by Daniel Prado Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex This could be the most significant test of Spain’s fairness as a society. Starting last month, Spain has a minimum income scheme in place. Considering some of the international coverage, you would be forgiven for thinking it is some sort of universal basic income. It … Continue reading Spain’s New Minimum Income Scheme: A Victory and A Historic Failure

Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication

Photo by Külli Kittus Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr. Jaime Lindsey recently published an article in Child and Family Law Quarterly (Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 157-176), titled ‘Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse: under-protection and over-protection in adult safeguarding and mental capacity law’. The article concerns the intersection between adult … Continue reading Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Abuse: New Publication

International Law, the Paradox of Plenty and the Making of Resource-Driven Conflict

Image by skeeze Dr Eliana Cusato, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has published a paper titled ‘International law, the paradox of plenty and the making of resource-driven conflict’. This article intervenes in legal debates on the relationship between natural resource extraction and armed conflict. Since the 1990s there has been a proliferation of international/global … Continue reading International Law, the Paradox of Plenty and the Making of Resource-Driven Conflict

Police and Crime Commissioners’ power “corrosive,” research finds

Image by Fungai Tichawangana The power of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to remove Chief Constables from office is having a “corrosive” effect on policing and police accountability, research undertaken at the University of Essex indicates. The research, by Dr Simon Cooper of our School of Law, identifies two new and significant concerns regarding PCCs' powers. He is … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners’ power “corrosive,” research finds

Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times

Photo by Paolo Bendandi Dr. Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, explores family dynamics in the context of grandparents as primary caregivers. Grandparents may live miles or even continents away from their grandchildren. Pre-existing relationships may have been affected adversely because of Coronavirus-related self-isolation. Regardless of current events, many grandparents have played, … Continue reading Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times

The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Photo by Marcelo Leal Maurice Sunkin QC (Hon), Professor of Public Law in the School of Law, University of Essex and Dr Susan McPherson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex have published an article entitled 'The Dobson-Rawlings pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Impact of … Continue reading The Dobson-Rawlins Pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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

Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture

February 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of the edited collection on Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives by Dr. Dimitris Akrivos and Dr. Alexandros Antoniou (Lecturers in Law at the University of Essex). The book explores the links between crime, deviance and popular culture in our highly-mediatised era, offering … Continue reading Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture

The First Ever In-depth Phenomenological Exploration of Participants’ Journey in Mediation

Dr Timea Tallodi, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published a book titled How Parties Experience Mediation: An Interview Study on Relationship Changes in Workplace Mediation (Springer, 2019). Dr Tallodi’s book is a detailed report of the first study in the literature that uses in-depth interviews with mediation parties and the qualitative methodology … Continue reading The First Ever In-depth Phenomenological Exploration of Participants’ Journey in Mediation