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The focus of this comparative account is the potentially radical and fundamental changes that are taking place within criminal justice in Britain and in France and the ways that these are driven by wider domestic, European or international concerns.
Dr Kokkinis' recent work on EU corporate and financial law and on Brexit and the UK financial services
As Brexit negotiations continue in the UK, Warwick Law School’s Dr Andreas Kokkinis has published one article on the issues involved for UK financial services firms:
Andreas Kokkinis and Andrea Miglionico, ‘Dos and don’ts of Brexit: The future of the UK financial services sector’ (2018) 7 Law and Economics Yearly Review 48 – 72.
Dr Dallal Stevens has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for £49,622.
The year-long project, starting October 2017, calls for new thinking on the crucial issue of access to refugee protection in the Middle East.
It argues that existing law and policies are failing refugees and that an innovative, multi-dimensional analysis is now needed.
Such an approach requires exploration and assessment of the many factors that influence protection in the region.
Law, language, history, policy, practice and politics will all be examined along with their interrelationship and the implications for “protection” as currently interpreted and delivered.
The work will involve interviews with key stakeholders on the protection situation on the ground - in particular, the UNHCR, (I)NGOs and legal advisors in Amman, Jordan; Beirut, Lebanon; and Ankara, Turkey.
The study will provide a roadmap for the future at this critical juncture in the international and local refugee regime.
Newly published in 2017, Associate Professor Dallal Stevens’ co-edited book ‘States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection’, with Maria O'Sullivan (Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University), investigates two current, critical challenges for asylum seekers hoping to find refuge within international systems of protection: first, the initial obstacles encountered by refugees in gaining entry to foreign territories; and second, the barriers to accessing quality asylum.
Access Dr Giuliano Castellano's recently published paper 'Shedding Light on EU Financial Regulators: A Sociological and Psychological Perspective'.
Co-authored with Geneviève Helleringer (ESSEC Business School; University of Oxford - Institute of European and Comparative Law) and published by Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, the article adopts a socio-psychological perspective to approach financial regulation in the European Union.
Fiona Smith is Professor of International Economic Law at Warwick Law School and has a specialist interest in international agricultural trade. She is working on the impact of BREXIT on UK agricultural policy, specifically how the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) rules will affect the UK’s trade in food and agricultural policy after BREXIT.
Fiona was a member of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s Farmers Scientist Network expert group that produced the influential ‘The Implications of BREXIT for UK Agriculture’ (2016). Following the June 2016 Referendum, Fiona has given written evidence to the Welsh Assembly, and the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly on BREXIT and agriculture. Find out more. In December 2016, she also gave oral evidence to the House of Commons’ International Trade Committee.
Fiona was also interviewed by Jonty Bloom for the Radio 4 programme, ‘In Business: BREXIT and the Future of British Farming.’
Markus Wagner acted as discussant on a paper presented by Christian Häberli
Markus Wagner acted as discussant on a paper presented by Christian Häberli on the interplay between climate change and WTO law entitled Food Security, Equity and WTO Rules in the Climate Change Debate. The event was organized by the Mandela Institute at the Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg / South Africa.
Markus Wagner presented his forthcoming paper Regulatory Autonomy under the SPS Agreement
Markus Wagner presented his forthcoming paper Regulatory Autonomy under the SPS Agreement at the 5th Biennial Conference of the Society of International Economic Law. The conference, entitled International Economic Law in a Diverse World took place at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg / South Africa. Professor Wagner was program co-chair of the conference and the program is available here.
Tomaso Ferrando has been awarded £7,572 ESRC IAA
Tomaso Ferrando together with Juliane Reinecke from Warwick Business School and three Brazilian colleagues, Diogo Coutinho (USP), Iage Miola, (USJT) and Flavio Prol (CEBRAP), were awarded £7,572 to co-fund the organization of a multidisciplinary event on properties in transformation that will take place in Sao Paulo in December 2016.
To find out more out ESRC IAA funding please click here.
New publication 'Bank Resolution: The European Regime' Edited by Jens-Hinrich Binder and Dalvinder Singh
Analysis of the impact of the EU Directive on the Recovery and Resolution of Banks and Securities Firms on the legal framework for insolvency management in Europe, offers a pan-European approach, drawing together perspectives from many jurisdictions. Includes discussion of impediments to orderly resolution of financial institutions using specific examples from the global experience since 2008, and how the BRRD addresses these.Provides practical guidance on navigating through the complex problems and challenges raised by cross-border resolution and derivatives.
To find out more please click here.
UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts the Model Law on Secured Transactions
On 1 July 2016 the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted a Model Law on Secured Transactions elaborated by its Working Group VI. The Model Law is a soft-law instrument designed to assist national law-makers of any legal system to modernise and harmonise domestic secured transactions laws, with the aim of fostering access to credit at a lower cost and stimulate international investments. The Model Law is the latest project of the UNCITRAL Working Group VI, which is composed of national delegations representing all States members of the Commission as well as observers from international and non-governmental organisations. The Model Law will be translated into all the official languages of the UN. After adopting the Model Law, the Working Group VI is expected to draft a 'Guide of Enactment' to further assist implementing States. More information on the Model Law may be found here.
Giuliano Castellano has been part of the UNCITRAL Working Group VI as a Legal Expert and Delegate for Italy since 2011.
Giuliano Castellano Oxford Business Law Blog: 'The New Italian Law for Non-possessory Pledge: Villain or Hero?'
Giuliano Castellano published in the Oxford Business Law Blog. The blogpost has been written as part of his Impact Project on Secured Transactions Law Reforms and assesses a new norm introduced in Italy through the prism of international legal standards. To read the post click here.