Unequal Representation of Stakeholders in the Commission’s Impact Assessment Process and the Protection of the Decision-Making Process

Photo by Christian Lue Dr. Carlo Petrucci, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, had a new article published in the European Review of Public Law (ERPL). Participation of interest groups in the Commission’s decision-making process is a vital part of EU policy-making. Nonetheless, some interest groups are over-represented during this process due to … Continue reading Unequal Representation of Stakeholders in the Commission’s Impact Assessment Process and the Protection of the Decision-Making Process

Marketers in Hot Water: ASA Rulings During the COVID-19 Crisis

Photo by Luca Bravo Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex Being conscious of its regulatory role during the ongoing global health crisis, the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”), the UK’s regulator of advertising across all media, aims to act with due regard to the circumstances faced by businesses in the current emergency. … Continue reading Marketers in Hot Water: ASA Rulings During the COVID-19 Crisis

‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

Photo by Mika Baumeister Dr. Dimitris Akrivos, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex From the exposure of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s crimes to the Westminster sexual harassment scandal, the #MeToo movement has in recent years spread around the world, empowering survivors of sexual violence to share their traumatic experiences on social and news media. … Continue reading ‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict through the Lens of International Law

Azerbaijanis flee Nagorno-Karabakh during the 1991-94 war | Source: Wikimedia Commons A new article by Sabina Garahan, doctoral candidate at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, on Opinio Juris analyses False Equivalences in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict – International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Perspectives.   The announcement of a peace deal in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict … Continue reading The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict through the Lens of International Law

The Scope of Military Jurisdiction for Violations of International Humanitarian Law

The Drumhead Court Martial John Pettie (1839–1893) | Photo credit: Museums Sheffield Claire Simmons, PhD Candidate in Law at the University of Essex, published a new article in the Israel Law Review, titled ‘The Scope of Military Jurisdiction for Violations of International Humanitarian Law’. With the adequacy of military jurisdiction over violations of international law … Continue reading The Scope of Military Jurisdiction for Violations of International Humanitarian Law

Galindo: COVID-19 Unearths Ghosts of Spain’s ‘Dirty War’

The death of a former General convicted for murder divides Spain Enrique Rodríguez Galindo. Screen capture of TV channel LaSexta's video on YouTube Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Enrique Rodríguez Galindo died on February 13, 2021, with COVID-19, at 82 years of age. The former general of Spain's gendarmerie force, the Guardia Civil, Rodríguez Galindo … Continue reading Galindo: COVID-19 Unearths Ghosts of Spain’s ‘Dirty War’

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?

Capabilities, Capacity and Consent: Sexual Intimacy in the Court of Protection

Photo by Sinitta Leunen Dr. Jaime Lindsey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex has a new article published in the Journal of Law and Society. The article is entitled 'Capabilities, capacity, and consent: sexualintimacy in the Court of Protection' and is co-authored with Professor Rosie Harding of the Birmingham Law School. The article … Continue reading Capabilities, Capacity and Consent: Sexual Intimacy in the Court of Protection

Enhancing Cross-Border Access to Electronic Information in Criminal Proceedings: Towards a new E-Evidence legal framework in the EU

Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash Dr Oriola Sallavaci, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex In recent years cross-border exchange of electronic information has become increasingly important to enable criminal investigations and prosecutions. As I have discussed in depth in my study “Rethinking Criminal Justice in Cyberspace: The EU E-evidence framework as a new … Continue reading Enhancing Cross-Border Access to Electronic Information in Criminal Proceedings: Towards a new E-Evidence legal framework in the EU

Van Ho Quoted in The Nation on Business and Human Rights Claims against Unilever

Tea planation, Kenya | Source: Wikimedia Commons In the cover article of The Nation’s 8-15 February issue, Dr. Tara Van Ho, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, asserts that businesses operating in Kenya should have predicted that the 2007 national election would result in violence and taken appropriate measures to protect ethnic minority workers. In ‘Blood … Continue reading Van Ho Quoted in The Nation on Business and Human Rights Claims against Unilever