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Hebrew University campus on Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel. Israel's Universities: The Crackdown
10 June 2024

Professor Neve Gordon and Professor Penny Green have written an article for The New York Review about the repression of students' and academic staff's speech at universities in Israel.

Dr Tanzil Chowdhury and Thomas MacManus with colleagues from Friends of Birzeit University The School of Law at Queen Mary announces partnership with the Institute of Law at Birzeit University in Palestine
10 June 2024

In the summer of 2023, two academics from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, Dr Thomas MacManus (Director of the International State Crime Initiative - ISCI) and Dr Tanzil Chowdhury (Co-Director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context - GLSGC) visited Birzeit University in Palestine as part of the FOBZU PALS Fellowship.

A row of slot machines at a British casino. Can banks help stop gambling harm?
5 June 2024

Professor Julia Hörnle and Dr Janelle Jones appeared on a special bonus episode of the Yours Lawfully podcast to discuss their research into gambling harm.

The exterior of the International Criminal Court. It's glass fronted with a living wall on either side of the building, Recent application for International Criminal Court arrest warrants
30 May 2024

Dr Dimitri Van Den Meerssche speaks to VRT news about the potential arrest warrants for the Israeli Prime Minister and members of Hamas.

A group of protesters holding a sign saying 'STOP GENOCIDE FREE GAZA'. ICC seeks arrest of Israel and Hamas leaders. What happens next?
24 May 2024

Professor Neve Gordon speaks to the New Statesman and Middle East Eye about the International Criminal Court seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leaders.

A group of Rohingyan women and children refugees. Theorising the ‘humanitarian camp’ as a stage in the genocidal process
24 May 2024

Professor Penny Green’s Leverhulme funded Project investigating the idea of humanitarian camp as an extension of the genocidal process has been featured in the Leverhulme Trust 2023 Annual Review.

A digital image of a circuit board. Professor Shemtov contributes to new UK Government report on AI and the music industry
23 May 2024

The report was published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on UK Music, an influential cross-party group of MPs and Peers in the UK Government that discusses issues in the music industry.

Left: Vandy Widyalankara standing against a brick wall. Right: Sarah Nizarali standing against a wall of plants. Winners of the inaugural Queen Mary School of Law Black Lives Matter Student Prize announced
20 May 2024

The winners of the Queen Mary School of Law Black Lives Matter Student Prize are Vandy Widyalankara (2nd year LLB Student) and Sarah Nizarali (final year LLB Student).

A bunch of screens of people going about their lives all connected by dotted lines as if they were under surveillance. Pioneering Guide Helps Judges to Navigate Digital Open Source Evidence
20 May 2024

'Evaluating Digital Open Source Imagery: A Guide for Judges and Fact-Finders,' a groundbreaking resource from Dr Daragh Murray, Senior Lecturer and IHSS Fellow, is aimed at equipping judges and fact-finders with essential tools to effectively evaluate digital open source evidence in legal proceedings.

Minaret of the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, London. As the Middle East reforms, is the UK falling to Islamist radicalism?
17 May 2024

Dr Prakash Shah appears on the Global Order YouTube channel discussing Islamic extremism in the UK.

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer speaking at the Legal Voices for the Future panel. Legal Voices for the Future
13 May 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer participated in a panel discussion on 'Climate Change and Risk' organised by Legal Voices for the Future (LVF) and hosted at the LSE Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

A view of the dome of the Capitol building in Washington DC Will the US adopt IHRA’s anti-Semitism definition? What’s the controversy?
13 May 2024

Professor Neve Gordon speaks to Al Jazeera about the problems of the US adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s definition of anti-Semitism.

Professor Rosa Lastra The Central Bank of the Future: Opportunities and Challenges
2 May 2024

Professor Rosa Lastra will give a keynote speech at the OeNB and SUERF Annual Economic Conference 2024, 10-11 June 2024.

Professor Miriam Goldby and Dr Filip Saranovic on a panel in the Hellenic Management Centre. Behind them is the port of Piraeus. Queen Mary law academics take part in panel event in Greece
1 May 2024

Professor Miriam Goldby and Dr Filip Saranovic took part in a panel session on “Shipping cases round-up: Hot off the press” in Greece on 23 April 2024.

This is a general map of Western Sahara. The Polisario Front controls the area to the east of the berm, while Morocco controls the area to the west. Call for Papers - Western Sahara Research Group: Third Annual Conference
22 April 2024

The Western Sahara Research Group's Third Annual Conference will be organised via several thematic panels with a view to interrogating Western Sahara’s international status and its significance from the vantage points of public international law and the law and policy of the European Union.

EIPIN group posing for a photo together outside the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. Queen Mary hosted the annual EIPIN doctoral meeting
19 April 2024

Professor Guido Westkamp hosted the annual EIPIN doctoral meeting and Congress on 10 and 11 April. The Congress covered a range of cutting-edge legal issues concerning artificial intelligence, especially with regard to current IP, copyright and competition law aspects.

The Irish Houses of Parliament building. It is neo-classical in style, with columns at the front. There is a aged bronze done with a clock on top of the building. Abortion Review
19 April 2024

Dr Ruth Fletcher has co-signed a letter asking for the Irish government to implement the Review of the operation of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018.

Professor Neve Gordon speaking on Democracy Now! Next to his image is an aerial photo of bombed buildings in Gaza. Israeli mass surveillance in Gaza and the use of AI to kill Palestinians
19 April 2024

Professor Neve Gordon talks to Democracy Now! about the Israel's “massive surveillance apparatus” and its use of artificial intelligence tools to bomb targets.

An oil refinery with various chimneys. There are mountains in the background. The campaign to divest from BP and Shell isn't working. Here's why:
19 April 2024

Professor David Whyte speaks to CityA.M. about his research into divestment from BP and Shell by investors.

LawWorks Student Pro Bono Award 2024 logo thumb Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre shortlisted for LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Award
17 April 2024

The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (QMLAC) Student Support team have been shortlisted for Best Contribution by a Team of Students at the 2024 LawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

Queen Mary Insurance Law LLM students inside Lloyd's of London. Is is a multi-story office space with central escalators lit in yellow. Queen Mary Insurance Law LLM students visit Lloyd's of London
11 April 2024

On March 21, 2024, the LLM students from the Insurance Law and Shipping Law programmes had the opportunity to visit the Lloyd’s of London building, guided by a representative from the Lloyd’s Market Association.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge bridge in Baltimore before it collapsed on 26 March 2024. It is a steel frame truss bridge spanning the lower Patapsco River. There are three ships in the river. Who Will Pay for the Baltimore Bridge Collapse?`
9 April 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold Dwyer speaks to the New York Times about who's liable for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore.

A person wearing an orange coat using a yellow megaphone. Their face is largely obscured. School of Law academics involved in conference on free Speech in academia
5 April 2024

Professor Eric Heinze is among the speakers for Free Speech and Academic Freedom across the Disciplines, which takes place at Queen Mary University of London on 24 April 2024.

A child in Gaza sitting on the rubble of destroyed buildings. The Road to Famine in Gaza
5 April 2024

Professor Neve Gordon has co-written an article about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza for The New York Review.

Two participants at the qLegal Morrison Foerster event. A quote is layered over from a qLegal student participant saying: qLegal's Networking and Pitching Event with Morrison Foerster and Amazon
29 March 2024

qLegal, alongside its long-standing partner Morrison Foerster, hosted a networking and pitching event on Wednesday, 13 March 2024. The event brought together over sixty attendees, including qLegal students and in-house legal professionals from Amazon.

A motion blur images of pedestrians walking across a crossing in Osaka, Japan. Professor Del Mar presents on ‘Reflexive Legal Humanities’ in India`
28 March 2024

Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Humanities at Queen Mary University of London, presented on ‘Reflexive Legal Humanities’ on 26 March 2024, as part of the Samyukta Research Foundation lecture series on ‘Reflexive Humanities’.

Insurance, Climate Change and the Law cover on a pastel orange and red table cloth. ‘Insurance, Climate Change and the Law’: New book from Queen Mary academic, explores the insurance industry's role in climate action
27 March 2024

Queen Mary University of London academic Franziska Arnold-Dwyer is set to release her latest book titled "Insurance, Climate Change and the Law". This timely publication delves into the pivotal role of the insurance industry in addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

The Intellectual Property Office logo: A coat of arms above the words Intellectual Property Office. This is above some writing in blue: 'IP and Metaverse(s) - an Externally Commissioned Research Report'. Queen Mary publishes a government report exploring intellectual property in the metaverse
25 March 2024

A new report by Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) delves into the potential ramifications of the Metaverse on intellectual property (IP) rights.

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