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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

BA/Leverhulme Grant to help fund Rohingya Refugee Research

Dr Simon Behrman, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant of £9,752 towards his project “Assessing Rights to Bangladeshi Citizenship of Stateless Rohingya Children.”

Tue 30 Mar 2021, 10:00 | Tags: Award, Research, Staff in action, Funding

New Book on Migration by Professor Dallal Stevens

Released this month and published by Manchester University Press, the new book Reclaiming Migration: Voices from Europe's 'Migrant Crisis' was co-authored by Warwick Law School’s Dallal Stevens, Vicki Squire and Nick Vaughan-Williams (Department of Politics and International Studies) and Nina Perkowski (University of Hamburg).

Mon 29 Mar 2021, 16:11 | Tags: Publication, Research, Staff in action

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

WLS Celebrates International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and the theme this year is ‘Choose to Challenge’. In honour of this, we are celebrating the amazing work our colleagues are carrying out in order to forge a gender equal world. Here is a just a small selection of some of that work.

Mon 08 Mar 2021, 09:30 | Tags: Student Achievement, Staff in action, Feature

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

Law Student Secures WIHEA Fellowship

Third year Law and Sociology student and SSLC Chair Lucy Young has been awarded a Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) Fellowship. When asked how she felt about the news she told us, “I'm over the moon! I was quite nervous when I submitted my application, but I'm so glad I have the opportunity and resources to contribute towards substantial change across the university.”

Fri 19 Feb 2021, 11:30 | Tags: Award, undergraduate, Student Achievement, Staff in action

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

Ana Aliverti awarded the prestigious BJC Radzinowicz Prize 2020

Congratulations to Ana Aliverti who has received the prestigious 2020 Radzinowics Prize, awarded by the British Journal of Criminology. Ana is the co-Director of Warwick Law Schools' Criminal Justice Centre.

Tue 26 Jan 2021, 15:18 | Tags: Award, Criminal Justice Centre, Staff in action

Dr Sekalala wins ISRF Grant to support African Health App Project

Dr Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School, has been awarded a £5k ISRF grant to support her project: ‘There is no app for that, regulating health apps in Sub Saharan Africa.’

Fri 22 Jan 2021, 16:03 | Tags: Award, Research, Staff in action, Funding

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