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New Research: When is a wedding not a marriage?

"Clunky and challenging” – views on getting married in England and Wales outlined in new briefing.

The law on weddings in England and Wales has been too slow to respond to religious and cultural diversity and the increasing number of people who do not identify with any religion at all, finds a new study led by Warwick Law School researcher Dr Rajnaara Akhtar.

Mon 10 Jan 2022, 15:04 | Tags: Research, Staff in action

Expert Comment: IMF extends debt service relief for 25 low-income countries

Dr Celine Tan of Warwick Law School comments: "The release of the fifth and final tranche of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) will be a small but limited contribution to alleviating the debt crisis developing countries are facing in the wake of COVID-19.

Tue 21 Dec 2021, 16:36 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

New podcast series explores consent in legal history and in courtrooms today

A new podcast series commissioned by legal historian Dr Laura Lammasniemi and produced by Narrative Matters, explores the history of sexual consent and asks whether understanding that history can help tackle present-day problems in securing convictions for sexual offences.

The Age of Consent features thirteen expert voices, from academics to rape crisis workers and journalists, invited by Dr Lammasniemi to bring their own perspectives to the conversation.

Thu 09 Dec 2021, 14:53 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Podcast

WLS in Feelings of Freedom Festival

Join Law School colleagues plus many more from Thursday 25 - Friday 26 November for an engaging series of talks about freedom. This festival of culture and ideas was organised as part of the Resonate Festival/Coventry UK City of Culture, 2021 in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre. Over two days these talks and provocations will explore what freedom means to different people in different contexts. A number of our Law School colleagues will be presenting at the event. Sign up to join them. Tickets are free.

Mon 22 Nov 2021, 09:00 | Tags: Research, Staff in action

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

New Research: Has COVID 19 undermined the rule of law?

The coronavirus pandemic has presented populist governments with a unique opportunity to implement authoritarian measures and to limit public scrutiny of their decisions and policies, argues Dr Andi Hoxhaj of Warwick Law School in a new paper published in the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance.

Mon 04 Oct 2021, 16:54 | Tags: Research, Staff in action

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

Warwick Law School researcher is British Science Festival 2021 Award Lecture Winner for Social Sciences

Dr Laura Lammasniemi has been chosen to deliver the 2021 British Science Association Social Sciences Award Lecture, in recognition of her innovative research and commitment to public engagement.

Fri 02 Jul 2021, 11:10 | Tags: Award, Staff in action

Warwick Law Academics receive Awards for Teaching Excellence

Dr Celine Tan and Dr Andi Hoxhaj have been announced as winners of this year’s Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) and PhD student Sahar Shah has been awarded the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates who Teach (WATE PGR).

Fri 18 Jun 2021, 10:00 | Tags: Award, Staff in action, Feature

Dr Sharifah Sekalala and other co-authors publish paper on Sexual and Reproductive Health of young women in Uganda

The article titled “Realising sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls and young women living in slums in Uganda: a qualitative study” was published on the 12 June 2021 by BMC (Bio Med Central) as part of their open access publishing. This project was funded by a GCRF and IAS grant on Sexual and Reproductive health in Ugandan Slums.

Tue 15 Jun 2021, 16:00 | Tags: Publication, Staff in action

Kenya has its first female chief justice: why this matters

"Justice Martha Koome’s nomination is a historic moment for Kenyan women." Warwick Law School’s Dr Martha Gayoye writes for The Conversation UK about the likely impact of this significant appointment.

Wed 05 May 2021, 14:10 | Tags: Staff in action

James Harrison secures BA/Leverhulme Trust Fellowship

James Harrison has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year. The fellowship allows James to work exclusively for a year on a project entitled ‘Reconceptualising international trade law: In search of a bounded, socially embedded and re-connected regime’.

Wed 28 Apr 2021, 14:30 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Funding

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