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New Book on Law and Development

Sam Adelman and Abdul Paliwala’s new book ‘The Limits of Law and Development: Neoliberalism, Governance and Social Justice’ will be published by Routledge on 14 August 2020.

Warwick Law School hosts Pakistan Human Rights delegation

A delegation from the National Commission for Human Rights, Pakistan, is visiting the University of Warwick to take part in a dialogue on the role of National Human Rights Institutions and a capacity building programme co-ordinated by Warwick Law School.

Transforming gender relations the key to flourishing in older age, researchers say

Research by Warwick Law’s Professor Ann Stewart, supported by Dr Jennifer Lander into the interaction between gender and ageing in rural Kenya underpins a new discussion paper in conjunction with HelpAge International as a resource for policymakers, international NGOs, national and local governments, and older people themselves.

The Law and Development Research Network is now live

The Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) was launched on 22 September 2017 by nine founding institutions, including Warwick Law School.

Warwick Law School academics, Dr Sam Adelman, Emeritus Professor Abdul Paliwala, Dr Celine Tan and Dr Sharifah Sekalala all participated in the signing of the LDRN Charter, which took place at the University of Antwerp. As a founding member, Warwick Law School will play a key role in developing the network and organising activities and programmes under its umbrella.

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 14:51 | Tags: Development and Human Rights Cluster, GLOBE Centre

'Modern Challenges to Islamic Law' by Shaheen Sardar Ali

Shaheen's publication explores the diversity of interpretation within Islamic legal traditions which can be challenging for those working within this field of study. Using a distinctly contextual approach, this book addresses such challenges by combining theoretical perspectives on Islamic law with insight into how local understandings impact on the application of law in Muslim daily life. Engaging with topics as diverse as Islamic constitutionalism, Islamic finance, human rights and internet fatawa, Shaheen Sardar Ali provides an invaluable resource for scholars, students and practitioners alike by exploring exactly what constitutes Islamic law in the contemporary world. Useful examples, case studies, a glossary of terms and the author's personal reflections accompany traditional academic critique, and together offer the reader a unique and discerning discussion of Islamic law in practice. To find more and purchase the book please click here.

Rachel Pimm-Smith PhD student wins SLS 2016 Best Poster Prize

The SLS 2016 Best Poster Prize has been jointly awarded to Rachel Pimm-Smith (Warwick) for her poster ‘Victorian Child Protection: Did Intervention Make Poor Children More Desirable Citizens?’.The quality of the posters displayed at this year’s annual conference was extremely high. However, the judges felt that Rachel’s posters stood out not only in terms of the quality of the research presented but also in terms of their excellent design and clever use of the poster medium. Rebecca will be writing a piece for the SLS blog about her research and her experience of presenting a poster at the conference and her poster will be displayed at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London in due course. To find out more click here.

Alice Panepinto awarded £10,900 by the ESRC GCRF IAA

Alice has been awarded £10,900 for the project "Al-Khan-al-Ahmar. Saving a Bedouin School in the West Bank through International Law" through the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund: Impact Acceleration Account additional funding. This project seeks to bring some of the findings of an article in Social & Legal Studies to a wider non-academic audience in the UK. An event is provisionally scheduled for the second half of November, which will involve participants from the field as well as academics.

Sharifia Sekalala blogs about 'NHS ruling addresses inequality in access to medicines'

Sharifah Sekalala blog discussing the 'NHS ruling addresses inequality in access to medicines' has featured in the Health and Human Rights Journal, to read the blog please click here.

Mon 08 Aug 2016, 10:21 | Tags: Development and Human Rights Cluster, blog, Research

Congratulations to Alison Struthers on her Warwick ESRC IAA award

Alison Struthers has been awarded £9,217.76 by Warwick ESRC IAA to aid her in developing educational resources that will show how the requirement to teach fundamental British values in primary schools can be linked to broader human rights frameworks. Well done Alison.

For more information about Warwick ESRC IAA funding please click here.

Dr Alison Struthers to present at the Canada International Conference on Education

CHRP fellow Alison Struthers is travelling to Canada to attend and present at the Canada International Conference on Education, being held at the University of Toronto Mississauga between the 27th and 30th of June 2016.

She is co-presenting a paper with Chrystal Lynch of the University of Manitoba entitled ‘A Comparative Exploration of Human Rights Education in Primary Schools and Higher Education Institutes’. This comparative paper draws upon the authors’ respective research fields in England and Canada and they plan to write a journal article together following the conference.

Alison is also chairing a panel on ‘Global Issues in Education and Research’.

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MPs will quiz leading food policy expert Fiona Smith about the implications of leaving or staying in the EU on this important– and overlooked – question.

Fiona Smith is being quizzed by MPs in a select-committee style hearing at the House of Commons on the Implications of BREXIT on Food. It’s being held by the Food Foundation and the Food Policy Research Council. To read the press release click here and to find out more click here.

First Max Planck Symposium on Child Law in Muslim Countries Publication dedicated to Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali

The School of Law would like to congratulate Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali, the special symposium issue of the First Max Planck Symposium on Child Law in Muslim Countries published by the American Journal of Comparative Law (2015) Volume 63 has been dedicated to Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali. The citation at p. 827 reads:

"This symposium issue is dedicated to Shaheen Sardar Ali in appreciation of her inspiring scholarly

work and her profound humanity."

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