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Professor Duncan Matthews receiving his honorary award from CIPA President, Matt Dixon. Professor Duncan Matthews receives Honorary Membership of CIPA
20 February 2024

Duncan Matthews has been made a lifetime Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) in recognition of his contribution to the patent profession over the past two decades.

A security camera hanging from a ceiling Academics warn of facial recognition technology’s ‘chilling effects’ and potential social harm
20 February 2024

Dr Daragh Murray spoke to The Irish Times about the use of facial recognition technology in Ireland.

A slot machine showing three 7 symbols New Report reveals innovative approaches by financial institutions can make a crucial difference to individuals affected by gambling-related harms
19 February 2024

With a record number of people seeking help for problem gambling through the National Gambling Helpline last year, and the Gambling Commission’s new figures suggesting that as many as 1.3 million adults in Great Britain might experience gambling-related harms, new research from Queen Mary University of London reveals innovative and effective approaches by financial institutions to support affected individuals.

Professor Loukas Mistelis delivering the keynote speech at the London International Disputes Week Queen Mary nominated at the 14th annual Global Arbitration Review Awards
16 February 2024

Queen Mary represents three of the five nominees in the ‘best lecture or speech’ category at this year’s GAR Awards. We were also represented in the ‘campaign for greener arbitration award for sustainable behaviour’ category.

Palm trees on a white sandy beach in Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands Queen Mary academic advises the Republic of Marshall Islands on international and environmental law
13 February 2024

Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice advised the Republic of Marshall Islands in their submission for the International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion on the obligations of States in respect of climate change.

A destroyed street in Gaza following 7 October 2023 War on Gaza: Killing of Gaza’s academics amounts to ‘educide,’ say campaigners
5 February 2024

Professor Neve Gordon describes the destruction of Gaza’s education system as “educide” in the Middle East Eye.

Black and white of a gavel resting on a bench in black and white Why the death penalty is incompatible with democracy
1 February 2024

Professor Eric Heinze has written for The Conversation arguing that the death penalty is in itself incompatible with democracy. This is following the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith on 25 January for murder in Alabama, using the untested method of nitrogen asphyxiation.

A wooden puzzle, with a missing piece being slotted in SEC Adopts Tougher Rules for SPACs
30 January 2024

Dr Daniele D’Alvia speaks to Thomson Reuters about Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopting new rules for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Luca Giordano, Justizia (1684–1686). Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence Dr Noam Gur spoke at a University of Hull workshop on Virtue Jurisprudence
30 January 2024

The online one-day workshop on 16 January 2024 explored new perspectives on the role of virtue in law and legal theory.

Flooded apartment complexes What should insurers do about extreme weather events? Expert interview
26 January 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer speaks to Institute for Innovation in Insurance and Reinsurance about climate change and the insurance industry.

Maxi Scherer presenting at a podium Professor Maxi Scherer Appointed as Co-Chair of the IBA’s Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee
24 January 2024

This appointment follows on from her previous role as Co-Chair of the Investment Arbitration Sub-Committee at the International Bar Association (IBA) in 2022-2023. 

International Court of Justice building in The Hague. Queen Mary legal expert comments on the ICJ case against Israel
23 January 2024

Professor Penny Green provides expert comment on South Africa's case against Israel in the International Court of Justice for Anadolu Agency.

An adult and children looking upset around rubble in Gaza. Is Israel guilty of genocide?
19 January 2024

Professor Penny Green was featured in an Al Jazeera clip looking at the UN’s Genocide Convention and whether what is happening in Gaza today meets its definition.

Photos of Professor Duncan Matthews and Professor Noam Shemtov side by side New Directors appointed at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute
18 January 2024

Professor Noam Shemtov and Professor Duncan Matthews take over from Professor Uma Suthersanen, who concluded her successful term as QMIPRI Director in December 2023.

A destroyed neighborhood of Gaza, Palestine. Queen Mary law academics comment on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel
17 January 2024

Professor Penny Green and Dr Thomas MacManus have both commented on the case being heard at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for Al Jazeera.

Two men pushing a black car through flood waters Queen Mary launches the UK’s first LLB specialising in climate change
12 January 2024

Our new undergraduate law degree allows you to gain knowledge, skills and practical experience in the ever-growing area of climate change and justice. Programme Director Professor David Whyte explains more:

A woman walking among rubble in Gaza Israel's war in Gaza
5 January 2024

Professor Penny Green, Professor of Law and Globalisation, who has published extensively on genocide, is interviewed in a 24-minute segment on the Islam Channel.

ChatGPT welcome screen on a laptop Professor Shemtov interviewed for CNN's Quest Means Business
5 January 2024

The interview concerned the recently filed New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI.

Professor Duncan Matthews receiving his award from Professor Frances Bowen Professor Matthews receives Queen Mary HSS International Contribution Award
21 December 2023

Professor Duncan Matthews was recognised for his British Academy funded research project on the role of intellectual property (IP) licensing practices in the production and supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

A panel at the Future Legal Minds event Future Legal Minds: Bank of England in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London
20 December 2023

On 15 November 2023, Bank of England (Bank) in collaboration with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and the Unidroit Institute of Transnational Commercial Law hosted an event at the Bank on “Future Legal Minds”.

Masks displayed on a wall Queen Mary Law Journal Call for Submissions
19 December 2023

The Queen Mary Law Journal (QMLJ) invites submissions for its 2024 issue, focusing on the multifaceted and dynamic relationship between Law and Culture.

A person stuck behind prison bars Why Israel has so many Palestinian prisoners
13 December 2023

Vox interviewed Dr Hedi Viterbo for a video looking at Israel’s military court system, why it’s been a focus of outcry from human rights organizations and why hostage negotiations have historically involved the exchange of Palestinian prisoners.

The White House, Washington DC. Building the Case for US Complicity
12 December 2023

Professor Neve Gordon discusses the International Criminal Court and the affect a recent lawsuit against the United States Government could have in Jewish Currents.

Birzeit University campus in the West Bank. Update on Legal Education at Birzeit University
11 December 2023

In summer of this year, a delegation of academics from British universities, including the School of Law’s Dr Tanzil Chowdhury and Dr Tom MacManus, visited Birzeit University in the West Bank, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and met with academic staff and students to explore possibilities of co-operation and collaboration.

A girl in Iraq On Human Shields
6 December 2023

Professor Neve Gordon writes for London Review Books on the term 'human sheild' and recalls seeing a small plaque near the synagogue’s entrance in the 1990s in London.

People outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London Professor Maksymilian Del Mar joins the Editorial Collective of Public Humanities
1 December 2023

Cambridge University Press is launching a major new journal: Public Humanities. Public Humanities is an international open-access, cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of humanities scholarship and public life.

Bank of England at night Professor Lastra acts as Specialist Adviser in a report on the operational independence of the Bank of England
29 November 2023

The report, 'Making an independent Bank of England work better', was commissioned by House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee.

Queen Mary law student sat in a lecture Queen Mary School of Law announces Black Lives Matter Student Prize
29 November 2023

The Black Lives Matter Student Prize is an annual award that recognises the outstanding contributions of our undergraduate law students in advancing the cause of anti-racism within and/or outside the university, whether domestically or internationally.

Queen Mary students having a conversation on campus Queen Mary University of London Hosts Tolerance Means Dialogue Event at the School of Law
22 November 2023

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is convening a dialogue on tolerance, in partnership with Tolerance Means Dialogues, an organization hosting essay contests and public conversations designed to "bring together students and thought leaders to find more constructive approaches to living together in a pluralistic society."

Queen Mary students at graduation Queen Mary jumps 36 places for law in latest rankings from Times Higher Education
22 November 2023

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is ranked 10th in the UK and 50th in world in the THE World University Rankings 2024 by subject. This latest ranking confirms the School’s excellence in legal research and teaching.

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