Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow

Photo by C D-X Ιn collaboration with the Cassese Initiative, Dr. Antonio Coco (Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex) recently launched ‘Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow’, a podcast series on the work and legacy of the late Professor Antonio Cassese, pioneering international lawyer, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his passing. The series is exploring … Continue reading Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow

Trade War Looms Over Article 16: The Northern Ireland Protocol Safeguard, Explained

Photo by Fred Moon By Dr. Carlo Petrucci, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex David Frost, the UK Brexit minister, has expressed discontent with the implementation of the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol. This is the trade arrangement at the heart of controversies over trade between the EU, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Frost has threatened … Continue reading Trade War Looms Over Article 16: The Northern Ireland Protocol Safeguard, Explained

The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

Photo by Sajad Nori Digital reconstructions of crime scenes have been used more frequently in both domestic and international courts as technology becomes more developed and accessible to courtroom actors. Though digital reconstructions can be beneficial, especially in the context of international criminal law, as they allow judges to visit crime scenes that would otherwise … Continue reading The Use of Digital Reconstruction Technology in International Law

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