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Should Government consider a generalised stay of enforcement of financial covenants?

Should Government and the Bank of England act to relieve the pressure on corporates to satisfy financial covenants in loan agreements, given the economic difficulties caused by the coronavirus "suppression strategy"? Warwick Law School's Dr Stephen Connelly comments.

Tue 17 Mar 2020, 15:59 | Tags: Staff in action, Expert Comment

Warwick Law School contributes to report on research in global health emergencies

Dr Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School was part of an international working group on a two year in-depth inquiry into the ethical issues relating to research in global health emergencies. The aim of the report is to identify ways in which research can be undertaken ethically during emergencies, in order to promote the contribution that ethically-conducted research can make to improving current and future emergency preparedness and response.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 13:55 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

Was the killing of Iranian General Soleimani legal?

Was the killing of Iranian General Soleimani legal? Dr Christine Schwobel-Patel, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School looks at "imminent threat," a key test that must be met in order to claim self-defence under international law.

Tue 07 Jan 2020, 11:48 | Tags: Research, Expert Comment

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

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