Sujitha Subramanian discusses gay rights in India on the Jurist.org24 December 2013In the Jurist.org blog, Dr. Sujitha Subramanian, Lecturer in law, discusses the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the constitutional validity of the legislation that criminalises anyone voluntarily having carnal intercourse against the order or nature.
Achilles Skordas awarded a Max Planck Fellowship20 December 2013Professor Achilles Skordas was awarded a Fellowship by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. Achilles will stay at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, where he will conduct research and present his work, between February and July 2014.
Sujitha Subramanian writes on ‘patent trolls’ for "The Conversation" blog15 December 2013Dr.Sujitha Subramanian, Lecturer in law, discusses the US Innovation Bill in The Conversation blog. She argues that the legislation does not effectively deal the root causes of the problem of ‘patent trolls’, i.e, the low quality of patents, and maintains that there is a need to rethink the ‘working’ requirement of patents.
Deeds and Words: Gender, Protest and Law Reform - Workshop, 24th Oct.23 October 2013Lois Bibbings and Gwen Seabourne have been awarded funding by the Institute for Advanced Studies, to hold a series of five research workshops on gender aspects of protest against legal rules, coinciding with the centenary of notable incidents in the history of the campaign for women’s suffrage. The first session, "Bristol: October 1913", is on Thursday 24th October at 5.45 in G 25 (Reynolds Lecture Theatre) in the Wills Memorial Building.
Bristol research student caught in US federal financial crisis writes Epigram article17 October 2013Lydia Morgan, a postgraduate research student in the Law School, currently in Washington DC as a Fellow at the Library of Congress, has spent some of the spare time created by the closure of the Library of Congress during the US federal government shut-down writing an article for Epigram, the University of Bristol Student Newspaper, which discusses the causes of the federal shut-down and potential international financial crisis.
Steven Greer elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts20 September 2013Steven Greer, Professor of Human Rights at the University of Bristol Law School, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his ‘expertise and respected authorship in human rights protection’.
Judith Masson awarded accolade for excellence in social sciences research20 September 2013Judith Masson, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University’s Law School, has been elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) for her work into child and family law and her specific contributions which cover child protection and the legal representation of children in the care proceedings process.
Leverhulme Trust Award - “Shared Ownership: Crisis Moments”15 August 2013The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant by the Leverhulme Trust to conduct a research project entitled “Shared Ownership: Crisis Moments”. The project is led by Professor Dave Cowan, who will be working with Helen Carr (Kent) and Alison Wallace (York).
Professor Achilles Skordas discusses the situation in Darfur, Sudan, on 'Voice of Russia' (VoR) radio13 August 2013Achilles Skordas, Professor of International Law at Bristol Law School, has given an interview to Yekaterina Kudashkina of the VoR on the situation in Darfur. The interview focuses on the broader context and structure of the conflict, in particular on the domestic and regional actors directly involved, the role of the international community, and the impediments for a durable settlement, in view of the recent intercommunal violence in the region.
Event: Senseless outrages against property: suffragette militancy and women’s right to vote, 13 July9 July 2013Did suffragette militancy help or hinder the women’s campaign for the right to vote? Was their arson and bombing campaign justified? And what relevance does the militants’ example have for feminist activists today? Join June Hannam, Professor Emeritus at the University of the West of England; Lois Bibbings, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol; Dawn Dyer of the Local Studies Team at Bristol Central Library; and local author Lucienne Boyce to discuss the effectiveness and ethics of suffragette militancy in the campaign for women’s right to vote.
Naughton, New Book: The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System28 June 2013What happens when the criminal justice system convicts an innocent person? That’s the central question posed by University of Bristol academic Michael Naughton in his new book, The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System. In this critical sociological examination of innocence and wrongful conviction, Naughton, a Reader in Sociology and Law, examines the competing perspectives on, and definitions of, miscarriages of justice to examine questions such as what might cause a wrongful conviction and what can be done to prevent their occurrence in the future.
Voices in and beyond the workplace - 29 June 10am - 5pm25 June 2013Professor Tonia Novitz is organising (together with Professor Alan Bogg, Oxford) a final event for the Leverhulme Trust project on ‘Voices at Work’. This will be held on Saturday 29 June 2013, 10 am – 5 pm at The Work Foundation – 21 Palmer Street, London SW1H 0AD.
Summer School17 April 2013Online Short Courses in Human Rights: 1 to 26 July 2013 The Human Rights Implementation Centre is offering the following 4 week distance learning short courses in human rights: • The African Human Rights System • The Prevention of Torture • The Implementation of Human Rights Standards in Practice
Gabe Tan: Vodafone World of Difference UK programme winner3 March 2013Ms Gabe Tan, Research Assistant in the Law School, is one of this year's Vodafone World of Difference Winners. The World of Difference UK programme gives 500 people the chance to work for their dream charity, and get paid. Over the years the programme has helped hundreds of people donate their skills and experience to the charities of their choice.
Malcolm Evans delivers 11th Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen Lecture5 February 2013On Monday 4th February 2013 Professor Malcolm Evans will be delivering the 11th Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law Lecture at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD). In his lecture entitled ‘The UN and Torture Prevention’ Professor Evans will draw on his experiences with the UN’s Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture (SPT).
ESRC funded PhD studentships: Productive Margins. Start date: Sept 201331 January 2013Productive Margins is an innovative new collaboration between communities in Bristol and South Wales and academics at the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff which will co-produce research about new forms of engagement in decision-making across politics, policy and the arts. The programme has three main themes: mobilising neighbourhoods, spaces of dissent and harnessing digital spaces. There are three ESRC funded PhD studentships, one attached to each theme. Each studentship is for a +3 award, and will commence on September 23rd 2013.