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Expert Comment: International Development Committee calls for easier access to ‘climate finance’ funds

The House of Commons International Development Committee has published a new report, Global Britain in demand: UK climate action and international development around COP26. Dr Celine Tan, Reader in Warwick Law School comments on the climate finance aspects of this, and the UK COP26 Presidency's Climate Finance Delivery Plan, published yesterday.

Tue 26 Oct 2021, 11:51 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Expert Comment: WHO calls for moratorium on boosters

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.

Thu 05 Aug 2021, 16:19 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Vanessa Munro quoted in The Guardian

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.

Wed 24 Mar 2021, 16:00 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Dallal Stevens comments on UK asylum overhaul

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.

Wed 24 Mar 2021, 14:18 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Human rights law can provide a transparent and fair framework for vaccine allocations

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.

Thu 25 Feb 2021, 15:58 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Expert Comment: Okpabi Judgment in the Supreme Court

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.

Fri 12 Feb 2021, 14:49 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Expert Comment: CMA fines Comparethemarket.com

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.

Fri 20 Nov 2020, 13:55 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Staff in action, Expert Comment

First ever "EU Rule of Law Report" - expert comment from Dr Andi Hoxhaj

Hungary and Poland have proposed a joint ‘Institute for Comparative Rule of Law’ as a counter to criticism from other EU member states that the two governments are acting in ways that are incompatible with EU fundamental values.

Dr Andi Hoxhaj of Warwick Law explains the issue.

Fri 30 Oct 2020, 09:32 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Expert comment, COVID-19 Debt Relief for developing countries

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.

Fri 16 Oct 2020, 10:11 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial and consumer contract law

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.


G20 criticised for inaction on Sovereign Debt - expert comment

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."

Mon 20 Jul 2020, 10:17 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Locking down Leicester - Expert Comment

Dr Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School, comments on the potential challenges of a local lockdown.

Mon 29 Jun 2020, 17:26 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

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