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Soft Law and Global Health Problems

We are pleased to announce that Dr Sharifah Sekalala’s new book will be released on the 24th November 2017.

Millions of people in developing countries struggle to gain access to essential life-saving medicines for global epidemics such as AIDS and malaria. ‘Soft Law and Global Health Problems’ examines the different legal approaches that have been taken internationally to improve global access to essential medicines.

Fri 17 November 2017, 13:41 | Tags: postgraduate, Book2017

Andrew Williams makes the Daggers shortlist

Professor Andrew Williams has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Crime Writing Daggers’ award in the non-fiction category for his book ‘A Passing Fury’. The book goes up against five other excellent pieces of writing.

The book was described by the shortlisting judges as “a compelling examination of how the war crimes trials at Nuremberg and elsewhere were imposed across the chaos and ruins of the Third Reich, interwoven with the author’s own travels, investigations and reflections.”

Mon 23 October 2017, 13:37 | Tags: Award, Publication, Book2017

The Art of Law in Shakespeare

Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Professor Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule.

The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the ‘artificial reason’ of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare.

The book is available now from Hart Publishing.

Fri 30 June 2017, 12:54 | Tags: Book2017

Challenging the origins of prevention in criminal law

The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law, a new book by Dr Henrique Carvalho, offers the latest addition to the Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice published by OUP (Oxford University Press).

This new book seeks to understand where the impulse for prevention in criminal law comes from, and why this preventive dimension seems to be expanding in recent times.

The series aims to cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure including criminal evidence and encompassing both practical and theoretical works.

The general idea of a ‘preventive turn’ in criminal law is a modern spate of new criminal offences that criminalise conduct that happens much earlier than the actual harm which they are trying to prevent.

Dr Carvalho, Assistant Professor at University of Warwick’s School of Law, explains...

Thu 11 May 2017, 11:35 | Tags: Publication, Criminal Justice Centre, Research, Book2017

States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection

Newly published in 2017, Associate Professor Dallal Stevens’ co-edited book ‘States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection’, with Maria O'Sullivan (Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University), investigates two current, critical challenges for asylum seekers hoping to find refuge within international systems of protection: first, the initial obstacles encountered by refugees in gaining entry to foreign territories; and second, the barriers to accessing quality asylum.