2011

December 2011

Workshop: Copyright exceptions in the UK: time for reform?

The IPIMRC was pleased to host an one-day workshop on the proposed reform of copyright law in the UK.

Dr Mohamed Elewa Badar joins the Investigation Team of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

Dr Mohamed Elewa Badar, the Deputy Director of the Centre for International and Public Law of Brunel Law School, has been appointed as Senior Legal Investigator by the Chair of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni.

The Company and Commercial Law Group workshop:“Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility”

The interdisciplinary workshop brought together researchers and academics in the areas of company law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Speakers at the event included Dr Chizu Nakajima, Dr Dimitrios N. Koufopoulos, Dr Angela Ayios and Dr Olufemi Amao.

November 2011

Law vs politics society debate

An insight into the debating event which was held on the 15th November 2011.

Bryan Druzin recently returned from Brazil where he presented a paper on semiotics and law

Mr. Bryan Druzin recently returned from Brazil where he presented a paper on semiotics and law, entitled “A Semiotics Approach to Law and Social Norms” at the Getulio Vargas Foundation – FGV in Rio De Janeiro.

Inaugural CIPL Reflective Workshop on Topical Issues - the Libyan Crisis

CIPL's Inaugural Reflective Workshop on 9th November 2011 focused on the Libyan crisis. Prof Ademola Abass (Head of Peace and Security, United Nations University) presented a paper on The Legality of the NATO Intervention in Libya. Dr Olufemi Amao (Lecturer, Brunel Law School) presented a paper on The Role of the African Union in the Libyan Crisis.

Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos has taken up the book review editorship of the International Criminal Law Review

Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos has taken up the book review editorship of the International Criminal Law Review 

He will be glad to consider book review proposals in the areas of international and comparative criminal law and procedure and criminal jurisprudence. He can be contacted at dimitrios.giannoulopoulos@brunel.ac.uk

October 2011

Dr. Christian Heitsch presented a paper about ‘Constitutional Implications of EU multi-level Water Governance

7 / 8 July 2011: Dr. Christian Heitsch presented a paper about ‘Constitutional Implications of EU multi-level Water Governance: A View from Germany’ at a conference about ‘Multi-level Governance in the Wider Europe’ held at Cardiff University.

Dr. Christian Heitsch attended the Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg / Germany

15/16 September: Dr. Christian Heitsch attended the Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg / Germany.

Professor Andrew Choo a national reporter at international conference

Professor Andrew Choo was the national reporter for England and Wales in a session on illegally obtained evidence at the International Association of Procedural Law's XIVth World Conference on Procedural Law, Heidelberg, July 2011.

Professor Andrew Choo cited in decisions of the UK Supreme Court and the Privy Council

The second edition of Professor Andrew Choo's monograph on Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings (OUP, 2008) has been cited in the decision of the UK Supreme Court in R v Maxwell [2010] UKSC 48, [2011] 1 WLR 1837; and in the decision of the Privy Council in Warren v A-G of Jersey [2011] UKPC 10, [2011] 3 WLR 464.

September 2011

IPIMRC partner of the SEARCH Project (2011-2014)

The IPIMRC will be partner of SEARCH (Sharing KnowledgE Assets: InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods), a € 3.2M project financed by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development in the ‘Socio-economic sciences and the humanities’ area (FP7-SSH-SSH-2010.2.2-266834).

August 2011 riots

Dr Susan Easton and Professor Christine Piper posted blogs on aspects of the sentencing of the rioters. They can be accessed at http://blog.oup.com/2011/08/sentencing-the-rioters/ and http://blog.oup.com/2011/09/tough-sentencing/.

August 2011

Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar presented two papers at the Summer Session of Salzburg Law School, Salzburg 7-19 Aug. 2011

Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar presented two papers at the 13th Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Salzburg 7-19 Aug. 2011.

July 2011

Brunel Law School Research Graduate wins the prestigious Brunel University Walduck Prize for Research Impact (2011)

Dr. Nghia Trong Pham of Vietnam was awarded Brunel University’s prestigious Walduck Prize for Research Impact at a colourful graduation ceremony

All of us at Brunel Law School would like to extend warm and heartfelt congratulations to our 2011 graduates!

As the years pass, we are continually pleased to learn of the great things our graduates achieve. We have every faith that this year’s graduating class can and will attain great heights. We hope that you will remain active in the Brunel Law School community – your community – as our alumni and friends.

Summer School: 'Contemporary Issues in International Criminal Law & Procedure'

The summer course on Contemporary Issues in International Criminal Law & Procedure (July 4th - 8th, 2011) brought together a number of experts in these areas, Brunel academics and guest lecturers.

Over 100 consumer law experts congregate at the13th conference of the International Association of Consumer Law hosted at Brunel

The Brunel Law School hosted the IACL Conference on 27th to 29th June 2011. This conference takes place every two years and is an eagerly awaited meeting point for consumer law academics and practitioners alike from all around the World. This year's theme was "Protecting consumers in Economic Recessions".

New Publication by Dr. M. E. Badar in Leiden Journal of International Law

Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar participated in the expert workshop on “Islamic Law, the Rule of Law, and International Peace Support Operations” which took place in Cairo from 27 to 29 June 2011

June 2011

Dr. M. Elewa Badar participated in an Expert Workshop of Islamic Law, the Rule of Law and Int'l Peace Operations in Cairo

Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar participated in the expert workshop on “Islamic Law, the Rule of Law, and International Peace Support Operations” which took place in Cairo from 27 to 29 June 2011

Sentencing Council Seminar

Professor Christine Piper attended the annual Sentencing Council's academic seminar on 16th June 2011 at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge, chaired by Lord Justice Leveson.

Brunel Law Professor's Work Extensively Cited by Judicial Authorities at the Highest Level

Professor Roda Mushkat's work on Hong Kong's International Legal Personality has featured prominently in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Judgment of 8 June 2011 in the case of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Others v FG Hemisphere Associates LLC.

Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and the Law: Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries (May 2011, Routledge)by Dr Olufemi Amao

The book discusses the current trend by MNCs to self regulate by employing voluntary corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. Amao argues that the CSR concept is insufficient to deal with externalities emanating from MNCs’ operations, including human rights violations. He maintains that for CSR to be effective, the law must engage with it.

Eminent criminal law scholars confirm participation in Summer Academy

Professors Michael Bohlander, of Durham Law School, and Andrew Choo, of Warwick School of Law, will be teaching in the Summer Academy course on "Contemporary Issues in International Criminal Law & Procedure"

CIPL has sponsored ISISC’s Eleventh Specialization Course on ‘The Shari’a: Sources of Law and Selected Legal Aspects'

The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) at Brunel Law School has sponsored ISISC’s Eleventh Specialization Course on ‘The Shari’a: Sources of Law and Selected Legal Aspects' opened on May 23 in the presence of around 80 participants and 10 lecturers from all over the world, from Uganda to Argentina, from Uzbekistan to China.

May 2011

Dr Badar participated at the Conference on International Criminal Justice in Beirut, Lebanon

Dr Mohamed Elewa Badar, Co-Director of the Centre for International and Public Law, participated at the 'Conference on International Criminal Justice: From the ad hoc Tribunals to the International Criminal Court to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon - Development of International Criminal Adjudication'

Dr Badar participated at a round table on the (post) revolutionary developments in the Arab world at the Georg August University in Gottingen, Germany

Dr Mohamed Elewa Badar, Co-Director of the Centre for International and Public Law, has delivered a speech at a round table on the (post) revolutionary developments in the Arab world at the Georg August University in Gottingen, Germany, on 17 May 2011.

Summer Academy

The summer academy of Brunel Law School offers intensive courses in various areas of law.

Seminar series on ‘The War on Terror and the Impact on Muslim Communities’ continues with Prof. Clive Walker’s paper “Within the (Terrorist) Police Cell”

On March 10, 2011, Prof. Clive Walker gave a seminar at Brunel on the issue of police powers to arrest, detain and interrogate terrorist suspects in the UK, reflecting on his recent work in the area, more precisely on AHRC funded fieldwork, including in police detention facilities.

Prof. Javaid Rehman gave an overview of the seminar series on ‘‘The War on Terror and the Impact on Muslim Communities’, organised by the University Research Centre on Security, Human Rights and the Media. The seminar was chaired by Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos and attended by many Brunel academics and students.

For more information on this seminar series please contact Ms Stephanie Berry (stephanie.berry@brunel.ac.uk) or Prof. Rehman (javaid.rehman@brunel.ac.uk).

April 2011

Brunel Law School Professor's academic work gains wide recognition

Professor Roda Mushkat's article 'The Political Economy of Hong Kong's Transboundary Pollution: The Challenge of Effective Governance', published in the Journal of international Trade Law and Policy in 2010, has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Press Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011.

Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos delivered guest lectures at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)

On March 31st and April 1st Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos taught two postgraduate classes at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), in the context of the prestigious Master de droit pénal et politique criminelle en Europe (Masters in criminal law and criminal policy in Europe).

Paulette Morris delivered a paper at the Socio-Legal Studies Annual Conference at the University of Sussex in April 2011

The paper, entitled 'They didn't do it then but do they do it now?' focused on screening for domestic violence in mediation and answered the question posed by academics prior to the partial enactment of the Family Law Act 1996, "How would they know there is a risk of violence?".

Prisoners' Rights Principles and Practice By Susan Easton

Sue Easton has published a research monograph on prisoners' rights. Prisoners’ Rights: Principles and Practice, published by Routledge in March 2011, considers the advantages and problems of a rights-based approach to imprisonment. Discussion of the practice of imprisonment in the UK, the United States and the Netherlands is included.

March 2011

Brunel Law School Academic joined an expert meeting at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to review a Draft Model Law on Juvenile Justice

Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar, the Co-Director of the Centre for International and Public Law was invited by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC)to join an expert group meeting to review and finalize a draft Model Law on Juvenile Justice. The meeting took place at the UNODC headquarter in Vienna during 28-30 March 2011.

Brunel Law School Professor’s Work Selected for a High-Profile Collection of Intellectually Significant Writings in the Field of Environmental Law

Professor Roda Mushkat’s article, entitled ‘Contextualizing Environmental Human Rights: A Relativist Perspective’, and originally published in Pace Environmental Law Review (2009)

Dr Peter Petkoff and Prof Cole Durham presented a paper on Discrimination and Identity Politics

Dr P Petkoff and Prof Cole Durham presented a paper on Discrimination and Identity Politics at the conference 'Equality, Freedom of Conscience and the Common Good' held in Lincoln's Inn, London, 17-19 March. The conference featured  a number of distinguished speakers including, Robert George, John Finnis, Malcolm Evans and Julian Rivers.

Criminal Justice Research Group Round Table Dr. Susan Easton Reader in Law Barrister Director of the CJRG

The Criminal Justice Research Group RoundTable took place on Wednesday 16th March 2011. The contributors, Susan Easton, Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Christine Piper, Claire Corbett and Gerard Conway.

Tanya Aplin, King’s College, "The continuing dilemma of database protection"

The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) and the Intellectual Property, Media and Internet Research Group (IPMIRG) were pleased to welcome Dr Tanya Aplin to Brunel Law School in March. Tanya’s speech addressed interesting issues related to the legal protection afforded to databases.

February 2011

Placement students' profiles: Kiroulus Abadir

I have had an incredible experience at Vickers - so much so, that I stayed for an extra three months! When I began my placement at Vickers I knew that I would have to work hard to benefit from it; some of the tasks I was given to begin with were quite straightforward, but as time went on, and I proved myself, I was given much more responsibility.

Dr Stephen Allen and Dr Alexandra Xanthaki publish edited collection entitled 'Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples'

Dr Stephen Allen and Dr Alexandra Xanthaki have just published an edited collection entitled 'Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples'. The collection, published by Hart, includes contributions by leading authorities on indigenous rights, international law and politics; UN experts; and indigenous protagonists in the adoption of the Declaration. It is the first academic study on this highly publicised instrument and as such, it has already been very popular.

Jürgen Simon presents “Risks and Legal questions Relating to Synthetic Biology”

The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) and the Intellectual Property, Media and Internet Research Group (IPMIRG) were pleased to welcome Professor Jürgen Simon to Brunel Law School in February. Prof Simon’s speech shed light on interesting issues of synthetic biology and connected ethical questions.

Comment piece in The Guardian: Dr Susan Easton discusses prisoners' voting rights

Dr Susan Easton critiques the motion put forward by David Davis and Jack Straw that opposes the right of prisoners to take part in elections in The Guardian today (10 Feb).

Paulette Morris delivered a paper at a half-day conference held at Brunel University

The paper was entitled 'Screening for domestic violence in family mediation. How has mediator practice developed since the Family Law Act 1996?" and was delivered from a practitioner perspective.

January 2011

Mooting DOs and DON’Ts

Mooting DOs and DON’Ts

Lucie Guibault: “Is Extended Collective Licensing System a Solution for Cross-border Mass-digitization Projects?”

The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) and the Intellectual Property, Media and Internet Research Group (IPMIRG) were pleased to welcome Dr Lucie Guibault to Brunel Law School in January. Lucie’s speech focuses on issues of collective licensing in the context of building digital libraries.

Page last updated: Friday 09 March 2012