Warwick Law School’s Markus Wagner and LLM Alumna Hyoeun Yang both participated at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development High-Level International Investment Agreement, which took place from the 9-11 October 2017 at the Geneva Office of the United Nations.
The conference brought together delegations from dozens of countries, non-governmental organizations and subject matter experts. It took stock of sustainable development-oriented international investment agreement (IIA) reform and shared experiences of the countries that are undergoing such changes. Furthermore, it identified best practices for phase 2 of IIA reform, including substantive, procedural and institutional improvements.
Building on a fruitful course delivered by Professor Norrie at NLUD (National Law University, Delhi) in 2016; the April workshop, attended by over 50 people, comprised of two days on a diverse and fascinating range of topics offering new and critical dimensions on criminal justice scholarship.
“It was one of the most productive academic engagements on criminal law and critical theory,” remarked Ms Latika Vashist, Assistant Professor at the Indian Law Institute, Delhi.
In response to the growing demand for energy infrastructure investment in both developed and developing countries, experts convened at Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London, 26 January, to deliberate the commercial and political risks and mechanisms for mitigation.
The conference, titled “Law risk, & finance: time to rethink for the energy sector”, attracted over 75 attendees, comprising students, policy-makers and practitioners in a session that illustrated the growing importance of risk mitigation through political risk insurance instruments and contributed to greater global awareness of the benefits of such risk mitigation tools in promoting foreign investment in infrastructure development
Ali Struthers Organises Successful ESRC event on campus with primary and secondary school pupils
Ali Struthers organised a successful event on campus on the 11th of November with primary and secondary school pupils as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The event saw 60 primary pupils from Widening Participation schools attend campus in the morning and 60 secondary pupils from WP schools in the afternoon. The pupils took part in workshops that addressed challenging issues in the social sciences through literature appropriate to young people. The workshops were run by Ali (human rights), Phil Gaydon (war), James Harrison (labour rights) and Lucy Hatton (immigration), and the event was well-received by all who took part.
Read about James' experience of his morning workshop here.
The Annual SLSA Seminar: Labour Law for a Warming World? Next Monday, 12 September 2016.
This INTERDISCIPLINARY, EXPLORATORY SEMINAR will bring labour lawyers and socio-legal scholars interested in work regulation in conversation with researchers in environmnetal law and sustainability, climate justice, sociology and international development to reflect on:
1) whether labour and work regulation can play a role in facilitating the development of more socially cohesive, egalitarian, and ecologically sustainable labour regimes,
2) how the adoption of a broad ecological perspective or the one that is grounded in a notion of long-term sustainability challenges labour law frameworks, and whether it can be usefully applied to rethinking and revitalising the discipline.
Event date - Monday 12 Sept 2016, 9am - 5pm,
This is a free event, but spaces are limited. Please contact Dr Ania Zbyszewska at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
CHRP fellow Alison Struthers is travelling to Canada to attend and present at the Canada International Conference on Education, being held at the University of Toronto Mississauga between the 27th and 30th of June 2016.
She is co-presenting a paper with Chrystal Lynch of the University of Manitoba entitled ‘A Comparative Exploration of Human Rights Education in Primary Schools and Higher Education Institutes’. This comparative paper draws upon the authors’ respective research fields in England and Canada and they plan to write a journal article together following the conference.
Alison is also chairing a panel on ‘Global Issues in Education and Research’.
For more information, please go to http://www.ciceducation.org
Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera presented a paper at King's College at the 'International Graduate Legal Research Conference' - April 2016
Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera presented a paper at King's College at the International Graduate Legal Research Conference 4 & 5 April 2016, in the Commercial and Contract Law Panel. Her paper is entitled: 'Innovation in the OTC derivatives market: challenge for UK regulators'. It is part of her thesis, which was submitted on 1 April 2016. For further information please click here.
Ming-Sung Kuo to present at Yale Law School 15/16 April 2016.
Ming-Sung Kuo will be visiting the States next week to present a paper entitled ‘From Fact to Norm: Narratives and the Constitutionalization of Founding Moments’ at Symposium on Founding Moments in Constitutionalism at Yale Law School (USA) on 15-16 April, 2016. For more information please click here.