A Roundtable on the Role of Mediation in the Court of Protection

Dr Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex On 18 June 2020, I hosted a roundtable on the role of mediation in Court of Protection (CoP) proceedings. Originally, this meeting was meant to be held in person, but due to events I decided to move the roundtable online, rather than delay. The aim was … Continue reading A Roundtable on the Role of Mediation in the Court of Protection

High Court awards damages for libellous child grooming tweet

  Alexandros K. Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex* On 19 December 2018, Mr. Justice Nicklin handed down the judgment in Monir v Wood, ordering the defendant, the chairman of a local branch of a political party, to pay GBP 40 000 in damages for a defamatory message sent by a branch member through … Continue reading High Court awards damages for libellous child grooming tweet

Behind the frosty glass: the EU’s Unfair Contract Terms Directive as a tool for justice in the modern financial sector

  Dr Andrea Fejos, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex. Dr Fejos researches and teaches in the areas of consumer contract law and financial services law. She has published on a range of topics including on standard form contracts, unfair contract terms, consumer credit, consumer alternative dispute resolution and enforcement of consumer rights.   The 1993/13/EC … Continue reading Behind the frosty glass: the EU’s Unfair Contract Terms Directive as a tool for justice in the modern financial sector

Research on online news consumption

  Alexandros K. Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 13 July 2018, Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, published two qualitative research reports (here and here) on people’s attitudes towards online news consumption. The purpose of the research was to acquire a more detailed understanding of the behaviours sitting behind the increase in … Continue reading Research on online news consumption

Blocking injunctions for boxing matches

Alexandros K. Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 20 September 2018, the High Court granted an order aimed at tackling illicit streams of professional boxing matches. The application was made by Matchroom Boxing Ltd against the UK’s main retail Internet service providers, including Sky UK Ltd, British Telecommunications Plc, Virgin Media Ltd … Continue reading Blocking injunctions for boxing matches

Transitional Justice in Colombia

Entre Coacción / Colaboración – a new book co-authored by Professor Sabine Michalowski of the University of Essex Law School – looks at the recent peace agreement reached in Colombia, in the framework of transitional justice. The Final Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP created a complex transitional justice system which includes … Continue reading Transitional Justice in Colombia

Feminist Scholarship on International Law in the 1990s And Today: An Inter‑Generational Conversation

Hilary Charlesworth (University of Melbourne), Gina Heathcote (SOAS), Emily Jones (University of Essex) (Full text of the article) The world of international relations and law is constantly changing. There is a risk of the systematic undermining of international organisations and law over the next years. Feminist approaches to international law will need to adapt accordingly, … Continue reading Feminist Scholarship on International Law in the 1990s And Today: An Inter‑Generational Conversation