Libel Trial against Investigative Journalist Concludes Before the High Court: A Landmark Test of the Public Interest Defence

Carole Cadwalladr speaks at TED2019: Bigger Than Us (April 15 - 19, 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada) Photo: Marla Aufmuth via Flickr By Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 14 January 2022, a high-profile libel trial began before Mrs Justice Steyn at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The British businessman … Continue reading Libel Trial against Investigative Journalist Concludes Before the High Court: A Landmark Test of the Public Interest Defence

Why the UK Government’s Plan to Overturn Court Decisions is a Bad Idea

Photo by Jordhan Madec By Maurice Sunkin, Theodore Konstadinides and Lee Marsons, School of Law, University of Essex The UK government is pursuing multiple legal reforms designed to rebalance “the relationship between the government, parliament and the courts” – a commitment made in the Conservative party’s 2019 election manifesto. Many of these reforms will affect how … Continue reading Why the UK Government’s Plan to Overturn Court Decisions is a Bad Idea

Incremental Development of a Legal Framework for Arbitration in Emerging Markets: A Case Study of Construction Arbitration in Nigeria

Photo by David Rotimi Dr. Fikayo Taiwo, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has concluded her Ph.D. thesis titled ‘Incremental Development of a Legal Framework for Arbitration in Emerging Markets: A Case Study of Construction Arbitration in Nigeria’. The problem the thesis sought to investigate is the continued exportation of Africa-related disputes for arbitration … Continue reading Incremental Development of a Legal Framework for Arbitration in Emerging Markets: A Case Study of Construction Arbitration in Nigeria

International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice

Photo by Sincerely Media Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, alongside her colleague, Dr. Marie Aronsson-Storrier, Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, has been successfully awarded just under £5000 by the Modern Law Review to run a seminar on the theme of International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice. … Continue reading International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice

The Rule of Law: Driving Water and Climate Inequality?

Image: Dravyavati R., Jaipur by Rod Waddington licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 By Dr. Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The rule of law broadly underlies the idea that 'no one is above the law' and that the law is created and applied fairly. The dominant liberal-legal narratives on the rule of law often do not go much … Continue reading The Rule of Law: Driving Water and Climate Inequality?

AHRC Grant for Consolidating Peace and Indigenous Rights through Higher Education – a Biocultural Indigenous University in the Andean Amazon of Colombia

Photo credit: Estudio Bosque Dr. Matthew Gillett and Dr. Marina Lostal, both Senior Lecturers in Law at the University of Essex, have jointly been awarded the competitive AHRC Grant to “Develop international networks to research peace and trust”. Their project, titled "Consolidating Peace and Indigenous Rights through Higher Education - a Biocultural Indigenous University in … Continue reading AHRC Grant for Consolidating Peace and Indigenous Rights through Higher Education – a Biocultural Indigenous University in the Andean Amazon of Colombia

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) European Postdoctoral Fellowships: Call for Expression of Interest

The University of Essex is a public research university in Essex, England. Ranked 51st in the law subject section in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Essex Law School is committed to excellence in research and excellence in teaching. We have a global reputation for our research: more than two-thirds of our … Continue reading Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) European Postdoctoral Fellowships: Call for Expression of Interest

Sustainability as a Legal Principle: Call for Papers

Third YUFE LAW Meeting, Rijeka, 23-24 June 2022 Photo by Headway YUFE, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe, is an alliance of ten dynamic, student-centred research-based universities and four non-academic partners from the non-governmental and private sector for an impactful European University. Together, the YUFE partners aim to establish one of the first true … Continue reading Sustainability as a Legal Principle: Call for Papers

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