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Should the courts intervene in prorogation?

Warwick Law's Professor John McEldowney comments on the legal challenges to the Prime Minister's decision to prorogue Parliament.

Thu 05 Sep 2019, 11:18 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Dr George Meszaros comments on the dramatic increase in Amazon fires

"Traditionally the farming lobby illegally opened up land in Brazil and the state acquiesced. With his aggressive rhetoric Bolsonaro has pump primed that sector." Dr George Meszaros, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School, comments on some of the political and legal issues surrounding the burning of the Amazon.

Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10:13 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Dr Andreas Kokkinis comments on a call to shift corporate priorities from profit to social purpose

Commenting on the statement issued by the influential US group, the Business Roundtable, Dr Andreas Kokkinis said:- "The Business Roundtable, one of the most influential US business groups representing some of the largest US companies, has just reversed its long-standing policy on the purpose of the business corporation.

Tue 20 Aug 2019, 15:35 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

50 years since Stonewall: Expert comment on LGBT+ issues in family law

Dr Maebh Harding comments on LGBTQ+ issues in the area of English Family Law as today marks 50 years since the modern gay rights movement Stonewall was jump started by a police raid prompting a riot.

Fri 28 Jun 2019, 14:35 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Raza Saeed talks proposed Hong Kong-China extradition bill

Dr Raza Saeed comments "Despite being widely branded as a matter purely pertaining to extradition agreements and consequently related to human rights and wider international law, the current Hong Kong protests have all the hallmarks of being an issue of postcolonial relations between Hong Kong and mainland China."

Tue 11 Jun 2019, 10:18 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Grenfell survivors to take legal action in the US

Grenfell survivors are reported to be instigating legal action against cladding maker Arconic, insulation maker Celotex and fridge supplier Whirlpool in the US courts, under product liability laws. Dr Bill O'Brian Jr, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School, provides an expert comment.

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 15:20 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Labour's proposals for an Overseas Loans Transparency Act

Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Celine Tan have supported the Jubilee Debt Campaign with an academic opinion on the legislative, regulatory, and voluntary options by which “secret loans” and non-transparent lending could be curtailed.

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 10:01 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Kathryn McMahon comments on investigation of tech giants

U.S may launch antitrust probe into tech giants – Expert Comment

Kathryn McMahon, Associate Professor at the Law School comments "The reports that the US DoJ and FTC have begun antitrust investigations into the digital platforms Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are welcome."

Wed 05 Jun 2019, 13:12 | Tags: GLOBE Centre, Staff in action, Expert Comment