Book Release: 'Research Handbook on Implementation of Human Rights in Practice'16 December 2022A new publication edited by Professor Rachel Murray, Director of the University of Bristol Law School Human Rights Implementation Centre (HRIC) and Dr Debra Long, Co-Deputy Director of the HRIC, has been released. Published by Edward Elgar, 'Research Handbook on Implementation of Human Rights in Practice' explores the entire process of human rights law implementation from recommendation to execution to follow up.
Book launch: ‘The Abortion Act 1967: A Biography of a UK Law’6 December 2022Book your tickets now and find out more about a newly published book co-authored by Professor Sally Sheldon, Professor Gayle Davis, Dr Jane O'Neill, and Dr Clare Parker. Published by Cambridge University Press, the ‘Abortion Act 1967’ examines the complex and shifting legal and cultural meanings of this piece of legislation as it is interpreted and takes effect in practice. Ultimately, it illustrates that the Abortion Act is a 'living law'.
The response to COVID-19 in Northern Uganda should be disability-inclusive: policy report2 December 2022A new policy report, published today in honour of International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December, explores the impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities (PWD) in Gulu, Northern Uganda, as part of a collaborative project between the University of Bristol Law School’s Human Rights Implementation Centre and Ugandan community-based organisation Youth Leaders for Restoration and Development (YOLRED).
BSN Grassroots programme open for applications 28 July 2022Applications are now open for the BSN Grassroots Programme, an intensive programme of careers and skills workshops to guide candidates through a career development journey over the course of one academic year, held in partnership with industry experts and experienced lawyers.
‘The law gives you the chance to make a difference’: Q&A with Alumnus John Ward OBE20 June 2022Law School alumnus John Ward (LLB 1993) was awarded an OBE for Public Service earlier this year. We caught up with John in a Q&A about his award, his work as Deputy Legal Director in the Government Legal Department, his time studying law at Bristol and his words of advice for students today in terms of carving out a successful career.
Student Q&A with Jude D’Alesio, International Law Book Facility essay competition winner 13 June 2022Undergraduate Law student Jude D’Alesio won the International Law Book Facility’s inaugural essay competition earlier this year, writing on the topic ‘Looking back from 2030, what should we do now to transform the legal profession (including by the use of machine learning technology) to ensure access to justice for all and that the profession is as diverse as the communities and businesses it serves.’ We talked to Jude about his essay, what he finds most inspiring about his time at Bristol, and his top piece of advice for new students starting out on their Law path at Bristol.
Law Clinic: An experience beyond justice7 June 2022Launched to mark the end of National Volunteers Week 2022 (1-7 June), the Law Clinic’s latest annual review highlights how its projects support some of Bristol’s most vulnerable communities gain access to justice – and how, for student volunteers, this means a deeper understanding of societal issues that paves the way for meaningful careers.
‘A culture of being committed to lasting change and improvement’: Q&A with LLB student Lee Ling Chu 26 May 2022Undergraduate Law student Lee Ling Chu was awarded the Outstanding PLUS Award for Wellbeing Champion - awarded to students who, through substantial and significant extra-curricular activities during their degree, improve the student experience or wellbeing of others in one's community or workplace. In this Q&A Lee Ling talks about her Outstanding PLUS Award activity, what motivated her to embark on her project, and what she finds most inspiring about her time at Bristol.
‘Let your passion and values guide each step’: Q&A with LLM student Patty Miranda20 May 2022With applications to the Wellcome Trust Scholarship scheme open to applicants to the September 2022 intake of the University of Bristol’s groundbreaking LLM in Health, Law, and Society, we spoke to Patty Miranda, current LLM student on the programme. In our Q&A Patty shared her reasons for choosing the LLM at Bristol, what being awarded the Wellcome Trust Scholarship meant to her, her experience of speaking at COP26 in Glasgow, and her advice to students currently considering studying the LLM.
Centre for International Law event on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine7 April 2022On 7 March 2022, the University of Bristol Centre for International Law organized a special event exploring the international law aspects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The event was attended by students and staff from across the University and consisted of short presentations by a panel of international law scholars based at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE), followed by a Q&A.
Publication: ‘Putting Human Rights to Work’ by Dr Philippa Collins16 March 2022Oxford University Press has published a new book today by University of Bristol Law School researcher, Dr Philippa Collins. The book examines whether the human rights of workers are adequately protected through employment law. Exploring the role of human rights in labour law, the book analyses the current framework of labour rights, and, looking to the future, proposes a novel solution to the lack of effective protection of human rights at work.