Warwick Law School News
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The Law School's global health ethics expert Dr Sharifah Sekalala, comments on the WHO's call for a moratorium on administering booster jabs of Covid-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first dose.
Warwick Law School’s Professor Munro has contributed to an article in The Guardian newspaper on the truth about the hidden number of suicides amongst domestic abuse victims. The findings are linked to her recent research and work with the charity Refuge.
The UK government's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has today announced a new system for people seeking asylum in Britain. Professor Dallal Stevens, an expert on asylum, claims much of what she is proposing is either (a) inaccurate, (b) unrealistic, (c) existed previously or (d) unlikely to achieve her goals.
As Governments around the world wrestle with the question of designing a fair system to allocate their COVID-19 vaccine supplies for maximum protection against the pandemic, a team of researchers led by Dr Sharifah Sekalala of Warwick Law School propose that existing human rights legal principles should guide their thinking.
The Supreme Court has published its judgement in the case of Okpabi and others (Appellants) v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another (Respondents), heard in June 2020. Dr Stephen Connelly comments on the case and the legal principles at stake.
Price comparison website Comparethemarket.com has been fined £17.9 million by the UK Competition and Markets Authority for breach of UK Competition Law. Here, Dr Kathryn McMahon of Warwick Law School explains the issues behind the case - and why this ruling is a break from previous practice by the CMA.
Still too little, too late and no urgency on ‘expanded’ COVID-19 debt relief for developing countries
Expert comment by Dr Stephen Connelly, Dr Celine Tan, Karina Patricio and Chris Tassis from the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at Warwick Law School.
Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner has written a number of papers over recent months on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial and consumer contracts, and how contract law might be affected beyond the current circumstances.
Warwick Law School's Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Celine Tan comment on the G20's non-deal on sovereign debt.
"The lack of new commitments and policy proposals for tackling the sovereign debt crisis in developing countries by the G20 is disappointing and will have widespread ramifications not only for the indebted countries but for the global community."
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).