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Professor Abdul Paliwala

Abdul Paliwala is currently seconded to the CSGR to work on a research project on Law and Digital Globalisation in Developing countries. He is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and Director of the Law Courseware Consortium, the UK Centre for Legal Education (ICT) and Electronic Law Journals which publishes the Journal of Information, Law and Technology and Law, Social Justice and Global Development. He leads the Secretariat of the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association. Abdul has a long association with the Law and Development Programme at Warwick. He has LLB and PhD degrees from the University of London and is a Barrister. He has previously taught at the University of Papua New Guinea, University of Dar es Salaam and Queen’s University of Belfast and carried out various consultancies in development and information technology. His two main areas of publication are Information and Communications Technology Law and Law, Globalisation and Development. Relevant books include Law and Social Change in Papua New Guinea (Butterworths 1981), Law and Development in Crisis (Zell, 1993) and Effective Learning and Teaching in Law (Kogan Page 2002).

The project on law and digital globalisation is part of a wider research project on law and economic globalisation. The key area of study will be the interconnection between global, regional and national information and communications regulation in the era of convergence of communications media. This will involve, in particular, the formal legal and policy role of the WTO and other international organisations in promoting harmonisation in the development of information and communications regulation, as well as the impact of recent convergence regulations in the North on developing countries.

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