Coronavirus Research: Online Events
Law School academics are working together and with partners to help explain some of the legal, social and ethical issues arising as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Future of Work / Future of Regulation Series
Throughout July 2021, the Centre for Law at Work hosted a series of virtual events on the theme of the future regulation of the world of work. Six events were organised by Dr Philippa Collins with researchers from around the world covering issues ranging from the equality implications of working from home to policies to regulate different aspects of platform work, from “bossware” to the rise of digital nomads.
The Impact of Covid-19 on Workers' Rights in the UK
On 15 May, Professor Michael Ford was interviewed for an Oxford Human Rights Hub podcast in which he discussed the impact of coronavirus on worker’s rights in the UK at a time when furloughed employees, those who are self-employed, and those who must now seek social security benefits face an unprecedented level of uncertainty.
COVID-19: Prisons and the pandemic
Professor Sir Malcolm Evans has been leading a global charge to protect the incarcerated during COVID-19 pandemic. In May he joined the European Parliament (approx 11 mins in) to discuss the urgent need to continue monitoring work to ensure that legal obligations are upheld. More recently, in recognition of International Day for Survivors of Torture (26 June), he published a joint statement with the Chair of the European Parliament on the issue.
Opportunities for UK Procurement During and After the COVID-19 Crisis
On 30 April 2020, Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells chaired the annual LUPC/SUPC Conference opening with a session that explored the many ways in which the procurement landscape is changing in the UK and beyond in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
What could coronavirus mean for rights at work?
The TUC interviewed Professor Michael Ford QC on precarious workers, employment status and redundancies. It is the first in a series of videos focusing on "Employment rights after coronavirus".
International Economic Law (IEL) and the Right to Food in a crisis
In this IEL Collective Conversation Dr Clair Gammage joins Professor Michael Fakhri, the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, to discuss the likely effects of the pandemic on food security and how a human rights-based approach to food would alter current approaches to trade.
The EU's Joint Procurement Agreement. How does it work and why did the UK not participate?
Professor Albert Sanchez Graells participates in a one hour virtual event to share ideas and experiences with students of the University of Rome's International Master in Public Procurement Management.
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CORONA VIRUS: Has the Rule of Law been Overlooked?
PhD student and Law School tutor, Robert Craig, joined a Society of Conservative Lawyers panel to discuss concerns as to whether the Coronavirus Regulations are ultra vires the power under which they were made - and how Government policies could be implemented on a surer legal foundation.