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

COVID-19 Research on Vulnerable Communities Proves Influential

Photo by Kate Trifo A publication featuring rapid responses to the impact of COVID-19 from a range of Essex experts has been recognised as influential by a panel providing evidence to government. COVID-19, Law and Human Rights: Essex Dialogues, a 32-chapter collection featuring contributions from the School of Law, Human Rights Centre and School of Health and Social Care, … Continue reading COVID-19 Research on Vulnerable Communities Proves Influential

‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

Photo by Mika Baumeister Dr. Dimitris Akrivos, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex From the exposure of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s crimes to the Westminster sexual harassment scandal, the #MeToo movement has in recent years spread around the world, empowering survivors of sexual violence to share their traumatic experiences on social and news media. … Continue reading ‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

Galindo: COVID-19 Unearths Ghosts of Spain’s ‘Dirty War’

The death of a former General convicted for murder divides Spain Enrique Rodríguez Galindo. Screen capture of TV channel LaSexta's video on YouTube Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Enrique Rodríguez Galindo died on February 13, 2021, with COVID-19, at 82 years of age. The former general of Spain's gendarmerie force, the Guardia Civil, Rodríguez Galindo … Continue reading Galindo: COVID-19 Unearths Ghosts of Spain’s ‘Dirty War’

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

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