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Andrew Williams makes the Daggers shortlist

Professor Andrew Williams has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Crime Writing Daggers’ award in the non-fiction category for his book ‘A Passing Fury’. The book goes up against five other excellent pieces of writing.

The book was described by the shortlisting judges as “a compelling examination of how the war crimes trials at Nuremberg and elsewhere were imposed across the chaos and ruins of the Third Reich, interwoven with the author’s own travels, investigations and reflections.”

Mon 23 October 2017, 13:37 | Tags: Award, Publication, Book2017

Student-supervisor duo highlight contradictions in financial market safety mechanisms

In recent times, there has been a raft of new legislative initiatives aimed at reducing systemic risk in financial markets.

In their article published in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL), a leading periodical for practitioners, Dr Stephen Connelly and PhD student Saveethika Leesurakarn from University of Warwick’s School of Law looked at how these initiatives interacted and asked whether there could be problems.

The article is available through LexisNexis, featuring highly in the edition immediately following acclaimed contributors to the field, and headlining the print edition.

Challenging the origins of prevention in criminal law

The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law, a new book by Dr Henrique Carvalho, offers the latest addition to the Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice published by OUP (Oxford University Press).

This new book seeks to understand where the impulse for prevention in criminal law comes from, and why this preventive dimension seems to be expanding in recent times.

The series aims to cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure including criminal evidence and encompassing both practical and theoretical works.

The general idea of a ‘preventive turn’ in criminal law is a modern spate of new criminal offences that criminalise conduct that happens much earlier than the actual harm which they are trying to prevent.

Dr Carvalho, Assistant Professor at University of Warwick’s School of Law, explains...

Thu 11 May 2017, 11:35 | Tags: Publication, Criminal Justice Centre, Research, Book2017

Copyright Protection for Magic Tricks


In a change to her normal research focus, Dr Alison Struthers has published an article discussing the fascinating world of magic and grand illusions.

Against the backdrop of an historical lack of interaction between Intellectual Property regulation and the magic profession, the article considers the groundbreaking judgment in the US case of Teller v Dogge.

Whilst there has been much commentary about the decision in the US, it has received little attention in the UK. The article therefore explores UK copyright protection for magic tricks and investigates the important question of how magic should be protected.

The citation for the article is: Struthers, A., ‘Copyright Protection for Magic Tricks: A danger lurking in the shadows?’ (2017) 39(3) European Intellectual Property Review 136-145

Thu 06 April 2017, 21:33 | Tags: Publication, Research

Why punishment pleases (and its use in today’s societies)

Dr Henrique Carvalho’s co-authored paper ‘Why punishment pleases: Punitive feelings in a world of hostile solidarity’, a collaboration with colleague Anastasia Chamberlen (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick), has been published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Punishment & Society.

The paper raises the possibility that the reason why we believe punishment to be useful, and why we are motivated to punish, is because we derive pleasure from the utility of punishment.

Simply stated, punishment pleases.

Mon 27 March 2017, 09:41 | Tags: Publication, Research

On Brexit: What Fractures Political Unions?

Professor Dora Kostakopoulou's latest article on Brexit, due to be featured in European Law Review, unlocks what fractures political unions.

In her article entitled 'What Fractures Political Unions? Failed Federations, Brexit and the Importance of Political Commitment', Dora highlights the role of political commitment to the success or the failure of a political Union, with implications for the European Union and the position it will adopt in the withdrawal negotiations following the activation of Article 50 TEU as well as for European integration theory.

Tue 21 February 2017, 17:38 | Tags: International and European Law Cluster, Publication

States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection

Newly published in 2017, Associate Professor Dallal Stevens’ co-edited book ‘States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection’, with Maria O'Sullivan (Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University), investigates two current, critical challenges for asylum seekers hoping to find refuge within international systems of protection: first, the initial obstacles encountered by refugees in gaining entry to foreign territories; and second, the barriers to accessing quality asylum.

Landmark Irish Supreme Court Case re-imagined

‘Should the state administer a medical screening test on a child against the wishes of the family?’

In the landmark 2001 Irish Supreme Court Case, 'North Western Health Board v HW and CW (the PKU case)', the original judgment was to uphold the family’s wishes and not administer the test.

Dr Maebh Harding has revisited this influential judgment in Irish law, reimagining the case from the feminist perspective, ultimately providing an alternative route that could have been taken to give meaningful protection to the rights of children.

Mon 13 February 2017, 15:36 | Tags: Book2016, Publication, Gender and the Law Cluster

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