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Visiting Professorial Fellow Lee Buchheit discusses sovereign debt with Stephen Cole
10 December 2019

Centre for Commercial Law Studies Professorial Fellow, and founding member of the Sovereign Debt Forum, Lee Buchheit is interviewed by Stephen Cole on The Agenda on sovereign debt.

Aung San Suu Kyi to give evidence in The Hague
9 December 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counsellor, is set to give evidence to the International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding allegations of genocide against the Rohingya.  Professor Penny Green is one of the experts and activists interviewed by the DhakaTribune about Aung San Suu Kyi’s upcoming appearance at the International Criminal Court.

To survive, we need intersectional solidarity
9 December 2019

From London to Beirut to Santiago and New Delhi, protesters need to build solidarity networks, says Professor Neve Gordon in a co-written opinion piece published in Al-Jazeera. 

Various recreational drugs laid out on a black background Model Drug Law drafted by Amber Marks recognised at Paris Peace Forum
6 December 2019

The Model Law has been recognised as one of the ten winning projects at the Paris Peace Forum 2019 of 114 projects presented.

Students and Staff from holding hands for climate change around Queen Mary campus Global Day of Action for Climate Justice
6 December 2019

Legal Advice Centre takes part in the Student Law Clinics' Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

Prof. Leal-Arcas publishes further findings of his WiseGRID research grant
2 December 2019

In 2016, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas was awarded a €14-million research grant as part of a consortium on smart grids funded by the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020. The results of this ongoing project called WiseGRID are several scientific publications.

Two yellow construction cranes pictured against a cloudy sky, with the top of an unfinished building in the bottom right-hand corner. Arbitration makes business sense
2 December 2019

Arbitration is the best way to resolve international construction disputes, global research among in-house counsel has found. However, recent research conducted by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with Pinsent Masons identified scope for improvements in efficiency at all stages of the arbitral process.

An image of a group of seven men and women standing together for a group picture at Dr Davor Jancic's appointment as an Academic Fellow at the Inner Temple. Dr Davor Jancic appointed an Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple
29 November 2019

On 11 November 2019, Dr Davor Jancic, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, was appointed an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court of England and Wales.

Prof Rosa Lastra and panelists at the Matching liability to power for the CSFI event Matching liability to power: A proposal for a two-tier equity structure for banks and SIFIs
28 November 2019

Professor Rosa Lastra discusses her upcoming paper with Professor Charles Goodhart for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.

CCLS PhD student gives keynote speech at International Islamic University Malaysia roundtable
26 November 2019

Mohammad Hazrati, a third-year PhD researcher at the Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute at CCLS, was one of the keynote speakers at a roundtable discussion at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), in Kuala Lumpur.

A still of the actor James Dean in the film east of Eden. Reanimating James Dean
25 November 2019

Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Professor Johanna Gibson appeared on BBC World Service to discuss the IP rights of World Wide XR, reanimating James Dean to use in productions.

Exiled: The roots of Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya
25 November 2019

Lecturer in State Crime, Dr Thomas MacManus, features in the Aljazeera documentary Exiled discussing the persecution of the Rohingya population.

School of Law student awarded two prizes for academic excellence
22 November 2019

School of Law PhD student Emma Raucent has been awarded two prizes for academic excellence. Emma has recently received the Prize for best overall result in the LLM in Legal Theory, and the Principal’s Prize, for her outstanding LLM results.

Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar on genocide claims
21 November 2019

Visiting Scholar, Dr Ronan Lee appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss Aung San Suu Kyi’s decision to defend Myanmar against charges of the Rohingya genocide.

Angelina Jolie interviews Queen Mary’s Professor Geraldine Van Bueren
21 November 2019

Thirty years ago, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, recognising for the first time that children have their own rights, distinct from adults. Professor Geraldine Van Bueren was one of the drafters of the convention.

Paper money falling against a black background Buckle up for turbulence: why a global debt crisis looks very hard to avoid
20 November 2019

Professor of Banking and Finance Law, Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation discussing the possibility of a global debt crisis.

Prof. Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his research at the University of Ottawa, Canada
19 November 2019

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, presented his ongoing research at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, Canada.

An image of the entrance of Dulwich gallery. Thwarted Dulwich gallery art heist
18 November 2019

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law, Dr Saskia Hufnagel, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to discuss the recent thwarted attempt to steal two valuable Rembrandt paintings from Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Displaced Rohingya people in Rakhine state Myanmar to be investigated over treatment of Rohingya population
18 November 2019

Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary University of London’s International State Crime Initiative, Dr Ronan Lee, appeared on Al Jazeera News Hour to discuss the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to push for an investigation into Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya population.

Panelists at the Sovereign Debt Forum Sovereign Debt Forum
13 November 2019

Queen Mary collaborates with Georgetown and Duke to address debt distress

Prof. Jonathan Griffiths gives paper on EU copyright law at Luxembourg conference
12 November 2019

On 7 November, Professor Jonathan Griffiths gave a paper on 'The Constitutionalisation of European Union Copyright Law' at the Owning Expression and Propertizing Speech conference at the University of Luxembourg.

A picture  of Yale Law School. Prof. Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his research at Yale Law School (USA)
5 November 2019

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, spoke at Yale Law School.

A profile picture of Professor Rachael Mulheron. She has curly blonde hair and wears glasses. DBA rules redrafted in push to provide 'workable' model
22 October 2019

A redraft of the rules governing damages-based agreements (DBAs) was published last week, with lawyers urged to feed back on the proposals.

An image of the white, blue and red banded Russian flag. A resurgent Russia returns to the Middle East
16 October 2019

When not hosting visitors, Vladimir Putin is often on the telephone, usually sorting out problems relating to Syria but, in the process, cultivating close relationships with some of the United States’ dearest friends. 

The logo for EUCROSS Watch Prof. Leal-Arcas' EUCROSS webinar on how free trade agreements have the power to mitigate climate change
14 October 2019

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, gave a webinar on 'How can trade agreements contribute to sustainability?' in the framework of EUCROSS at the University of Leuven, Belgium, on 9 October 2019. The webinar discussed how the trading system can help mitigate climate change.

UK and Irish flags Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas gives evidence to British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly
11 October 2019

Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security at Queen Mary, gave evidence to the European Affairs Committee of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly at its session on October 11.