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GLOBE Members Secure Global Challenges Research Fund

Congratulations to Dr Raza Saeed, Dr Sharifah Sekalala, and Professor Ann Stewart, who all successfully put in proposals for funding to the internal GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) catalyst and accelerator calls. The call was to develop collaborative interdisciplinary projects with a focus on global south impact.

The Projects

Raza’s project (£19,989 catalyst fund) emerged from his research and teaching in human rights with a particular focus on developing countries. The project is aimed at building the capacity of National Commission for Human Rights Pakistan in the areas of international human rights law, treaty obligations and rights-based investigation and reporting. With NCHR-P placed as the country’s national human rights monitoring organisation, the dialogues and capacity building has the potential to have an impact on ground.

Sharifah’s project (£15,341 catalyst fund) is interdisciplinary with Warwick Medical School and develops her work on using Sustainable Development Goals to achieve better health outcomes in developing countries. The pilot project will be run in conjunction with a leading civil society organisation in Uganda, Centre for Health and Human Rights, and aims to identify and act on underlying factors that hinder the realisation of sexual reproductive health and rights of young women in slums.

Ann’s project (£31,104 accelerator fund) develops her work on gender and ageing in African plural legal contexts with partners at Nairobi Law Faculty and Help Age International’s African regional office. It focuses on the development of contextually grounded, gendered life course approaches to ageing in African contexts. This aim is to encourage debate about what how to recognise, reduce and redistribute caring responsibilities.

Sun 27 Jan 2019, 17:57

Dr John Snape and Dr Dominic de Cogan Publish New Edited Volume on Revenue Law Cases

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Warwick Law School Associate Professor and GLOBE Member, Dr John Snape, and University of Cambridge Lecturer 
and fellow of Christ’s College, Dr Dominide Cogan have, in January 2019, published with Hart their new edited book Landmark Cases in Revenue Law. The book has been recognised as Hart's Book of the Month.

About the book: “In an important addition to the [Hart Landmark Casesseries, this book tells the story of 20 leading revenue law cases. It goes well beyond technical analysis to explore questions of philosophical depth, historical context and constitutional significance. The editors have assembled a stellar team of tax scholars, including historians as well as lawyers, practitioners as well as academics, to provide a wide range of fresh perspectives on familiar and unfamiliar decisions. The whole collection is prefaced by the editors' extended introduction on the peculiar significance of case-law in revenue matters. This publication is a thought-provoking and engaging showcase of tax writing that is accessible equally to specialists and non-specialists.”

The editors believe that the volume will be an invaluable resource for scholars looking for sensitive, critical, writing on taxation law and it contains many pointers to further primary and secondary literature. It should be very useful, not only to established legal academic writers and practitioners, but also to undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking new insights into the case-law in this most complex of legal subjects. The emphasis of the various contributions on history and philosophy will also ensure the book’s appeal to scholars working in disciplines adjacent to law, not least history, politics, economics and philosophy.

See here for more details.

 

Wed 23 Jan 2019, 18:13

Dr Tor Krever Contributes to the London Review of Books’ Coverage of European Reporting on Brexit

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Congratulations to Dr Tor Krever who contributed to the London Review of Books’ coverage of European Reporting on Brexit, with a focus on Portugal.
Click here for more details.

Wed 23 Jan 2019, 13:36

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