Survivors of Modern Slavery in Prisons: The Blind Spot of the UK Anti-Slavery Regime

Image via Shutterstock Dr. Marija Jovanovic, Lecturer in Law (University of Essex), has been awarded a research grant for the project on ‘The Survivors of Modern Slavery in Prisons: The Blind Spot of the UK Anti-Slavery Regime’ by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (The Modern Slavery PEC), funded by the … Continue reading Survivors of Modern Slavery in Prisons: The Blind Spot of the UK Anti-Slavery Regime

Investigating Allegations of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian Settings

Photo by Claudia Soraya on Unsplash Professor Carla Ferstman is a member of the Justice Rapid Response (JRR) Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Justice Experts Roster. She recently wrote a research paper for JRR on the investigation of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) allegations involving children. Along with Fabian Ilg, who is a Justice Rapid Response Roster Expert, Prof. … Continue reading Investigating Allegations of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian Settings

Investigations in Armed Conflict

Image by Shutterstock Investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in armed conflict are crucial to the implementation of these bodies of law. There are, however, numerous legal and practical challenges that arise when considering a State’s obligations under international law with regard to such investigations. These include establishing … Continue reading Investigations in Armed Conflict

Celebrating the Very Best of Essex Research: Research and Impact Awards 2022

Image via Shutterstock The very best of Essex research was recognised at our Excellence in Research and Impact Awards 2022 ceremony at Colchester Campus on Wednesday 25 May 2022. The annual awards highlighted how the work conducted at Essex is having a positive impact on people's lives across the globe.  This year, a total of 21 … Continue reading Celebrating the Very Best of Essex Research: Research and Impact Awards 2022

Affordable, Clean Energy and Climate Action in Sub-Saharan Africa

Image via Shutterstock How can energy policy measures for realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and 13 (Climate Changes and Its Impact) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) be framed toward achieving energy justice? This position is quite challenging for developing countries that seek to resolve the rising inequality of access … Continue reading Affordable, Clean Energy and Climate Action in Sub-Saharan Africa

New Antwerp-Essex Collaboration on Socio-Legal Methods 

Photo by Ian Schneider Essex's School of Law. which was ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in law (Times Higher Education research power measure, REF2021) is delighted to announce that its research environment is further enriched by a new collaboration with the Research Group Government and Law of the University of Antwerp. One of the … Continue reading New Antwerp-Essex Collaboration on Socio-Legal Methods 

Essex Law School academic joins the UN’s Harmony with Nature expert network

Photo by Noah Buscher Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, became a member of the United Nations Expert Knowledge Network on Harmony with Nature. Dr. Jones offers below her input on the theme of Earth Jurisprudence. Earth Jurisprudence is a philosophy of law and … Continue reading Essex Law School academic joins the UN’s Harmony with Nature expert network

How Tech Companies Can Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): A VAWG Code of Practice

Photo by Katherine Hanlon The Online Safety Bill presents an opportunity to address violence against women and girls in its digital dimensions and hold accountable the tech platforms that profit from this abuse. But if the new law passes in its current format, it will leave women and girls facing violence and the threat of harm … Continue reading How Tech Companies Can Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): A VAWG Code of Practice

Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment: Learning from Chile and International Experiences

Image by Patrick McDonald In the 1990s, Bruce Ackerman defined ‘constitutional moments’ as historic milestones of intense deliberation and change in a country’s politics, change that reflects in the country’s constitutional settlement. Since October 2019, Chile is going through its own constitutional moment, a moment that began with popular resistance against rising public transport fees … Continue reading Social Rights and the Constitutional Moment: Learning from Chile and International Experiences

La Mort Assistée: Un Sujet Au Cœur Des Enjeux Juridiques Et Sociétaux

Photo via Flickr By Louise Millescamps, University of Essex, School of Law L' auteur tient à remercier Dr Laure Sauve, Eugénie Duval et Dr Xavier Aurey pour leurs précieux commentaires sur les versions précédentes de cet article. Le 16 octobre 2021, David Peace, un malade en phase terminale affirme que «la législation anglaise l’a abandonné». … Continue reading La Mort Assistée: Un Sujet Au Cœur Des Enjeux Juridiques Et Sociétaux