Dr Sharifah Sekalala, from Warwick's School of Law, comments on UNICEF's call for G7 countries to avoid dumping surplus vaccines but instead begin sending jabs now to avoid wasted doses.
The United States has announced that it supports a move by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily lift patent protection for coronavirus vaccines, which might give lower income countries to better access to Covid-19 vaccines. Dr Sharifah Sekalala of Warwick Law School comments on the further challenges ahead.
The UK government's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has today announced a new system for people seeking asylum in Britain. Professor Dallal Stevens, an expert on asylum from the School of Law at the University of Warwick, comments.
"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.
“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.