Professor Ann Stewart, with the assistance of Dr Jennifer Lander, has been asked by Help Age International (a leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for and with, older people worldwide) to produce a briefing document for them on gender and ageing. Happily, people across the globe are now able to enjoy fulfilling lives for longer but many older people are not well treated. The briefing document will be used to highlight how gender issues affect many aspects of ageing.
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.
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.
Warwick Law School’s Markus Wagner and LLM Alumna Hyoeun Yang both participated at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development High-Level International Investment Agreement, which took place from the 9-11 October 2017 at the Geneva Office of the United Nations.
The conference brought together delegations from dozens of countries, non-governmental organizations and subject matter experts. It took stock of sustainable development-oriented international investment agreement (IIA) reform and shared experiences of the countries that are undergoing such changes. Furthermore, it identified best practices for phase 2 of IIA reform, including substantive, procedural and institutional improvements.