Corporate Investors’ Nationality and Reforming Investment Treaties: Can Older Generation Treaties Undermine Substantive Reforms?

Photo by Christine Roy Dr. Anil Yilmaz Vastardis, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex In my recently published book The Nationality of Corporate Investors under International Investment Law(Hart Publishing 2020), I dissect the relationship between international investment law, corporate … Continue reading Corporate Investors’ Nationality and Reforming Investment Treaties: Can Older Generation Treaties Undermine Substantive Reforms?

Climate Litigation in the United Kingdom

photo: N Chadwick Dr Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has published a new chapter, co-written with Steven McNab (Partner, Cleantech Cadre) on Climate Litigation in the United Kingdom. The chapter is published in M. Weller & W. Kahl (eds.) Climate Change Litigation: A Handbook (CH Beck 2021). Ohdedar and McNab examine both … Continue reading Climate Litigation in the United Kingdom

The Defamation ‘Drag Race’ against Laurence Fox

Photo by Harry Quan Dr. Alexandros Antoniou and Dr. Dimitris Akrivos, School of Law, University of Essex On 6 October 2020, Drag Race UK participant Crystal publicly announced her intention to pursue a defamation action against actor and aspiring politician Laurence Fox after calling her a ‘paedophile’ on Twitter. The comment was made in relation … Continue reading The Defamation ‘Drag Race’ against Laurence Fox

Reviewing Judicial Review: The Constitutional Importance of the Independent Review of Administrative Law 2020

Photo credited to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lonpicman Prof Theodore Konstadinides (Professor of Law, University of Essex), Lee Marsons (Postgraduate Research Student, University of Essex) and Prof Maurice Sunkin (Professor of Law, University of Essex) Last year, the Government committed itself to establishing a Commission on the Constitution, Democracy and Rights, which would consider reform of the UK’s constitutional order, … Continue reading Reviewing Judicial Review: The Constitutional Importance of the Independent Review of Administrative Law 2020

The Essence of Slavery: Exploitation in Human Rights Law

Dr Marija Jovanovic, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has published a new article on ‘The Essence of Slavery: Exploitation in Human Rights Law’ Image courtesy of pikist.com The article is one of the few attempts to explore the meaning of exploitation in international law and the first to try articulating its legal parameters in … Continue reading The Essence of Slavery: Exploitation in Human Rights Law

Christian TV Network sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting “potentially harmful statements” about Coronavirus

Photo by Scheier .hr Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 18 May 2020, the UK communications regulator Ofcom ruled that Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television service Loveworld, breached its Broadcasting Code after a news programme and a live sermon featured potentially harmful claims about the causes of and … Continue reading Christian TV Network sanctioned by Ofcom for broadcasting “potentially harmful statements” about Coronavirus

Rethinking Likeness and Comparability in Equality Claims Brought Before the European Court of Human Rights

Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Dr Charilaos Nikolaidis, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Equality requires us to treat like cases alike. But who are the like cases? Does equality require similarity in the factual situation of those compared? Treating like cases alike is not necessarily as restrictive a formula as is often understood to … Continue reading Rethinking Likeness and Comparability in Equality Claims Brought Before the European Court of Human Rights

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