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Expert comment - G7 discusses vaccine donation scheme

"The move of G7 countries to donate surplus vaccines is a welcome one but it doesn’t go far enough -  it is imperative that G7 countries step up their human rights obligations and join the COVAX scheme if we are to defeat this global pandemic." Global health ethics expert Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the Prime Minister's plan.


Okpabi judgment in the Supreme Court - expert comment

“Today’s Okpabi judgment is an important confirmation that there is no general principle that parent companies should be able to escape liability for the acts of their subsidiaries. Moreover, it strikes a blow against attempts to use pre-trial procedures to stifle meritorious litigation." Dr Stephen Connelly, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School and Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Regulation & Governance of the Global Economy, comments on the Supreme Court's decision.

Fri 12 Feb 2021, 13:07 | Tags: Expert comment, Law, GLOBE

Tesco shareholders seek to force vote on tackling obesity - expert comment

A group of Tesco investors will force a vote at this year's AGM calling on the supermarket to do more to tackle obesity by increasing the proportion of healthy foods it sells. Dr Thijs van Rens, expert in the economics of food and obesity, comments.

Wed 10 Feb 2021, 09:24 | Tags: Economics, obesity, Expert comment, Faculty of Social Science, diet, CAGE

Expert comment, changes to workers' rights

Professor Terence Hogarth comments on reports in the Financial Times reports that the Government plans to remove "worker protections enshrined in EU law" including the 48-hour working week.


Expert comment - new Brazilian variant of COVID-19

"We need to carefully monitor immune responses in individuals infected with these variants." Professor Lawrence S. Young, Virologist and Professor of Molecular Oncology, comments on new variants of the coronavirus and whether they will be less affected by the vaccines.

Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11:55 | Tags: Expert comment, coronavirus, COVID19, disease, vaccine, COVID-19

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