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Criminal Justice Research Centre East Midlands Postgraduate Conference on Criminal Law and Criminology

By Matt Thomason & Cerys Gibson Matt is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham, researching the uses of bad character and previous sexual history evidence against non-defendant witnesses in England and Wales. Cerys is also a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham, whose research focuses on the use of adult conditional cautions …

How international investment law could improve the enforcement of business and human rights

Six years to this day, on 16 June 2011, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which implement the UN ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ framework. This date marked an important part of advancing the legal protection afforded to individuals at the international level. Yet when …

No Break for Nestlé from the Court of Appeal: Refusal of KITKAT shape mark upheld

Post by Lynne Chave Lynne is a PhD candidate at the School of Law. Her research investigates the extent to which trade mark and design protection of product shapes overlap.   The decision last month from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales is the latest stage in Nestlé’s attempt to gain trademark registration …

The EU Visa Regime for Ukraine Will End, but the EU’s Leverage on Ukraine’s Fight Against Corruption Must Continue

Post by Romana Lemishka Romana Lemishka is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham School of Law. Her thesis focuses on the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy and its effects on the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Ukraine.   On 11 May 2017 the EU Council adopted …

Intangible Cultural Heritage: A step forward in the Protection of Traditional Knowledge in Colombia

The peoples of Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco and Kankuamo from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta recently achieved recognition of their ancestral knowledge systems as culturally relevant elements and became an established part of the Colombian Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Among others, such ancestral knowledge includes their language and oral traditions, social organisation, …

Job Opportunities: Uppsala University, Lecturers in Jurisprudence.

Do you speak Swedish? This job opportunity could be for you. Uppsala University offers these two posts for Law, Swedish required.   Lecturer in Jurisprudence I Teaching primarily in family law in the legal program’s third-semester course and subject integrated education regarding family law and semester course other subjects of property rights and intellectual property are …

Announcements: Call for papers

INTRAlaw Conference on Law in Transition, Aarhus, 28 and 29 September 2017 The INTRAlaw (INternational and TRAnsnational tendencies in LAW) Research Centre of the University of Aarhus is organising a conference titled “Law in transition – Interacting legal orders and changing actors” on 28 and 29 September 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark.  The three different conference sessions will focus …

Women in the Peace Process: Towards Global Inclusion

In paying homage to Women’s History Month, this post briefly discusses how women can be included in peace processes, specifically those conducted outside of the Westernised model of dispute settlement. This conversation remains especially important because, while the Western world is yet to fully include women into peace processes, there has been a great deal …

Announcements: Call for papers, events and job opportunities

This section of the blog will post call for papers for conferences and journals, highlight job applications and related opportunities ranging from internships to lectureship positions, in addition to posting announcements for other academic events, such as summer schools We welcome announcements being brought to the attention of this online community concerning any field of …

The CJEU’s approach to Prohibiting Islamic Headscarves in the Workplace

Mauro Pucheta, PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham School of Law Rossella Pulvirenti, PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham School of Law   On 14 March 2017, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued two landmark rulings on the use of headscarves in the workplace. The …