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COVID-19: Suspending Debt Service for Indebted Countries

Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Celine Tan are supporting civil society groups, led by Jubilee Debt Campaign UK and Oxfam GB, in proposing legislation in the UK that will have the effect of suspending debt owed to private creditors of countries eligible for the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI).

Fri 05 Jun 2020, 09:46 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Publication, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Dr Laura Lammasniemi is on the BBC

Assistant Professor Dr Laura Lammasniemi will be appearing on BBC Two’s A House Through Time on Tuesday 9 June at 21:00.

Tue 02 Jun 2020, 10:00 | Tags: Staff in action, Feature, Expert Comment

Should Government consider a generalised stay of enforcement of financial covenants?

Should Government and the Bank of England act to relieve the pressure on corporates to satisfy financial covenants in loan agreements, given the economic difficulties caused by the coronavirus "suppression strategy"? Warwick Law School's Dr Stephen Connelly comments.

Tue 17 Mar 2020, 15:59 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Warwick Law School contributes to report on research in global health emergencies

Dr Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School was part of an international working group on a two year in-depth inquiry into the ethical issues relating to research in global health emergencies. The aim of the report is to identify ways in which research can be undertaken ethically during emergencies, in order to promote the contribution that ethically-conducted research can make to improving current and future emergency preparedness and response.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 13:55 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Was the killing of Iranian General Soleimani legal?

Was the killing of Iranian General Soleimani legal? Dr Christine Schwobel-Patel, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School looks at "imminent threat," a key test that must be met in order to claim self-defence under international law.

Tue 07 Jan 2020, 11:48 | Tags: Research, Expert Comment

Should the courts intervene in prorogation?

Warwick Law's Professor John McEldowney comments on the legal challenges to the Prime Minister's decision to prorogue Parliament.

Thu 05 Sep 2019, 11:18 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Dr George Meszaros comments on the dramatic increase in Amazon fires

"Traditionally the farming lobby illegally opened up land in Brazil and the state acquiesced. With his aggressive rhetoric Bolsonaro has pump primed that sector." Dr George Meszaros, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School, comments on some of the political and legal issues surrounding the burning of the Amazon.

Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10:13 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Dr Andreas Kokkinis comments on a call to shift corporate priorities from profit to social purpose

Commenting on the statement issued by the influential US group, the Business Roundtable, Dr Andreas Kokkinis said:- "The Business Roundtable, one of the most influential US business groups representing some of the largest US companies, has just reversed its long-standing policy on the purpose of the business corporation.

Tue 20 Aug 2019, 15:35 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

50 years since Stonewall: Expert comment on LGBT+ issues in family law

Dr Maebh Harding comments on LGBTQ+ issues in the area of English Family Law as today marks 50 years since the modern gay rights movement Stonewall was jump started by a police raid prompting a riot.

Fri 28 Jun 2019, 14:35 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Raza Saeed talks proposed Hong Kong-China extradition bill

Dr Raza Saeed comments "Despite being widely branded as a matter purely pertaining to extradition agreements and consequently related to human rights and wider international law, the current Hong Kong protests have all the hallmarks of being an issue of postcolonial relations between Hong Kong and mainland China."

Tue 11 Jun 2019, 10:18 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Grenfell survivors to take legal action in the US

Grenfell survivors are reported to be instigating legal action against cladding maker Arconic, insulation maker Celotex and fridge supplier Whirlpool in the US courts, under product liability laws. Dr Bill O'Brian Jr, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School, provides an expert comment.

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 15:20 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Labour's proposals for an Overseas Loans Transparency Act

Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Celine Tan have supported the Jubilee Debt Campaign with an academic opinion on the legislative, regulatory, and voluntary options by which “secret loans” and non-transparent lending could be curtailed.

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 10:01 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Staff in action, Expert Comment

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