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Expert Comment: G7 countries should create better vaccine supply chains

Dr Sharifah Sekalala from Warwick School of Law comments on Unicef's call to G7 countries to begin distributing vaccines now rather than waiting and sending surplus doses in one go.

"Countries in the G7 should avoid a model in which they think about dumping excess vaccines in developing countries and instead think about creating better supply chains."

Tue 08 Jun 2021, 12:10 | Tags: Law, Homepage, Politics, PPL

What is the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act and why is it changing?

The Government announced in the Queen’s Speech that it is going to deliver on its manifesto commitment to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. The Labour Party manifesto also promised to repeal the Act on the grounds that it had stifled democracy and propped up weak governments. Depending on your point of view, this is either a power grab by the prime minister to secure partisan advantage or a welcome step to get rid of a badly designed constitutional anomaly, explains Wyn Grant, Professor Emeritus in Warwick's PAIS and expert on British Politics.

Fri 14 May 2021, 14:41 | Tags: Law, Homepage, Politics, PPL

Expert Comment - UK asylum overhaul "inaccurate, unrealistic"

The UK government's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has today announced a new system for people seeking asylum in Britain. Read the story here on BBC News.

Professor Dallal Stevens, an expert on asylum from the School of Law at the University of Warwick, comments:

"Home Secretary, Priti Patel, clearly has no understanding of UK asylum law and policy, or its history. If she did, she would realise that much of what she is proposing is either (a) inaccurate, (b) unrealistic, (c) existed previously or (d) unlikely to achieve her goals."

Wed 24 Mar 2021, 13:43 | Tags: Law, Homepage, Politics, PPL

Expert comment - G7 discusses vaccine donation scheme

Global health ethics expert Dr Sharifah Sekalala of Warwick Law School discusses the proposal that G7 countries should donate "surplus" COVID-19 vaccines.

Mon 22 Feb 2021, 09:21 | Tags: Law, Homepage, PPL

Expert Comment: Inauguration Day and President Biden's Priorities

Speaking this morning with Phil Upton of BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, Dr McCrisken, Associate Professor, US Politics and International Studies, said:

"President Trump’s legacy is being written right now. He’s ending his presidency under such dark clouds - he’s been impeached, there’s going to be a trial in the Senate that could convict him and prevent him from becoming a candidate again for the Presidency, so he’s leaving with lots of controversy – which of course is something that he’s always cultivated to a large extent, he wants to make everything about him."

Wed 20 Jan 2021, 13:58 | Tags: Homepage, Politics, PPL

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