Suffragette workshop 30 June at 17:00 in WMB room 3.3223 June 2014Workshop 3: Suffragettes: Contemporaries and Contexts This event focuses upon suffragettes in their time period, looking at contemporary movements and ideas. Three speakers will present papers and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. (Drinks and nibbles will be provided.)
Supreme Court affirms a positive role for innocence project investigations into alleged wrongful convictions20 June 2014The Supreme Court considered whether there was an obligation upon the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to provide access to evidential material to alleged victims of wrongful convictions on appeal or by way of application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). The CCRC is the statutory, public body that is mandated to review alleged miscarriages of justice and refer them back to the appeal courts if it is felt that there is a real possibility that the conviction will be overturned.
Michael Naughton elected to the Innocence Network Board28 April 2014Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, has been elected to the Innocence Network Board. The Innocence Network is an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence.
Nauru breaching international law, says UN23 April 2014Nauru is breaching its international obligations by failing to establish an independent body to investigate torture and human rights abuses in the detention centre.
Dr Diego Acosta interviewed about forthcoming European Parliament elections by Bristol Post17 April 2014Dr Diego Acosta, Lecturer in the Law School, was interviewed by the Bristol Post about the importance of the European Parliament in light of the incoming elections on 22 May. Dr Acosta is leading the organization of a political debate on 28 April at the Wills Memorial Building between the leading candidates for the European Parliament elections of the Conservative, UKIP, Libdems, Labour and Green Parties.
University of Bristol Law School and IAS host 2nd Suffragette Workshop16 April 2014University of Bristol Law School and IAS host second Suffragette Workshop ‘Constructions of Suffragettes’ ‘Deeds and Words’ is a series of five workshops which will reflect upon the campaigns for female suffrage locally and nationally, their antecedents and successors, in a creative and interdisciplinary manner.
European Parliamentary elections debate 28 April 6-8pm15 April 2014Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo is leading the organization of this event with the cooperation and funding of Policy Bristol, the School of Law, the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Public and Ceremonial Events Office at the University of Bristol.The candidates will discuss on three main topics which students at the University of Bristol have selected as the most relevant ones. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions on any other topics during the Q&A section in the last 30 minutes of the debate.
Achilles Skordas presents paper on the protection of Syrian refugees31 March 2014Achilles Skordas participates in a Conference on the second generation of legislative acts of the European asylum system, organized by the Odysseus Network for Immigration and Asylum Law with the collaboration of the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to visit Nigeria27 March 2014The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to visit Nigeria next week for talks on strengthening the authorities’ efforts to prevent and eliminate torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees.
Prof Roger Brownsword to give Annual Jurisprudence Lecture18 March 2014In the year 2061—one hundred years after the publication of HLA Hart’s The Concept of Law—we might still conceive of law as a rule-based enterprise; but I predict that, by that time, the domain of law will have shrunk as rules will have given way to technological management.
Professor Achilles Skordas joins the German Society of International Law10 February 2014The Council of the German Society of International Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht – DGIR) has invited Professor Achilles Skordas to join the Society as a member. Membership in the Society is only acquired by a decision of the Council upon the written application of a member of the Council. The Society has about five hundred members, but scholars from the non-German academic space are only rarely invited to join.
Talk: "Making and Scrutinising Law in the UK" Stephen Williams MP for Bristol West, 24 January21 January 2014Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West, will be giving a talk at the University of Bristol Law School. The topic of the presentation is "Making and Scrutinising Law in the UK" and it will be held at the Coutts Lecture Theatre (3.31), Wills Memorial Building on Friday, 24th January 2014 between 2-3 pm. As space is limited, pre-registration is required for this event.