A 12-year stand-off came to an end this week when a British compromise offer to extend the franchise in very limited circumstances was accepted by the Council of Europe. Why has this issue been so controversial and why has it taken the UK 12 years to finally fall into line? Warwick Law School Professor Jacqueline Hodgson comments:
"For more than a decade, the UK has continued to breach the European Convention on Human Rights by refusing to allow any convicted prisoners the right to vote, directly contravening the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling in the case of Hirst v UK."
Former Warwick LLM student, Anna Celuch, who recently graduated with a distinction will soon be packing her bags to help local African entrepreneurs build successful businesses.
Anna travelled from Poland to study International Economic Law at Warwick University, and went on to be awarded Top Postgraduate Performer in IEL 2016/17.
With the effects of the 2007 credit crunch still being felt around the world, a new book by Dr Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor in the University of Warwick’s School of Law, explores whether traditional models of corporate governance fail to promote financial stability.
Corporate Law and Financial Instability explores the tension between corporate governance systems focused around shareholders who want to maximise their returns, and prudential regulation where risk-taking must be controlled in order to safeguard financial stability.
While studying a module on Human Rights in Practice, four Warwick Law students embarked on a human rights project which led to an incredibly successful petition- gaining nearly 60,000 signatures.
In an article published in Lacuna, Warwick Law student, Helen Bates describes how her team began researching into sexism in the workplace to discover the scale and seriousness of pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Joining forces with Joeli Brearley, the founder of ‘Pregnant then Screwed’, they set up a petition that would extend pregnant mother’s legal rights to bring a discrimination claim to tribunal from 3 months to 6 months.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Sharifah Sekalala’s new book will be released on the 24th November 2017.
Millions of people in developing countries struggle to gain access to essential life-saving medicines for global epidemics such as AIDS and malaria. ‘Soft Law and Global Health Problems’ examines the different legal approaches that have been taken internationally to improve global access to essential medicines.
Congratulations to everyone who passed their LLM this week. You have worked so hard and we are very proud of you.
Every year, a prize is awarded to the best performing student in each programme. We are proud to announce this year's winners.
Professor Jackie Hodgson was asked to speak live on BBC Radio 4 last night about the recent events in Catalonia.
Following the Spanish government’s decision to impose direct rule on Catalonia, nine members of Catalonia’s suspended government have been placed in custody, accused of rebellion, sedition and the misuse of public funds. Their leader, however, Carles Puigdemont failed to appear in court, having fled to Belgium.
Last week, Professor Shaheen Ali welcomed a host of PhD students along to a Law School tea party, allowing them to share their experience and build supportive networks for the future.
A number of Law School research students, all at different stages of their studies, and academic colleagues (including the Head of School, Professor Roger Leng and chair of postgraduate study, Professor Ann Stewart) attended the event.