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

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