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View of Lady Justice holding scales from behind States do proclaim their own past and present wrongdoings, even when international law does not require it
23 December 2019

Professor Eric Heinze discusses the complexities of the role of the state in understandings of history and the ambiguity of this in some legal systems

Lee Buchheit profile image in black and white Visiting Professorial Fellow Lee Buchheit discusses sovereign debt with Stephen Cole
10 December 2019

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

International Criminal Court in the Hague against a blue sky 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.

A group of women at a protest seen from behind. In the distance, ahead of them there are signs and placards. 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 as 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.

Mohammad Hazrati in the middle of a group shot at the International Islamic University Malaysia 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.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales 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.

Head and shoulders picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy 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.

Profile image of Geraldine Van Bueren on a pink background 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.

qLegal looks to the future with its new Advisory Board
20 November 2019

qLegal establishes an Advisory Board of leading figures from the worlds of law, tech, innovation and enterprise to help guide them in the next phase of qLegal’s development.

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.

A still of the actor James Dean in the film east of Eden. The messy legal scrap to bring celebrities back from the dead
17 November 2019

Professor Johanna Gibson comments on the trend of resurrecting dead celebrities whose image rights have expired for Wired

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

Queen Mary collaborates with Georgetown and Duke to address debt distress

Profile image of Professor Jonathan Griffiths 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.

Great Wall of China Belgium has adopted a controversial extradition treaty with China
8 October 2019

Dr Matthieu Burnay speaks to La Libre about the treaty between the two nations.

L to R: Christiana HJI Panayi, Bernard Schneider, Joy Svasti-Salee and Yavuz the IFA Congress The Institute of Tax Law exhibits at the IFA Congress
7 October 2019

The Institute of Tax Law was one of the exhibitors at the very prestigious IFA Congress which was held in London this year.

School of Law wins prestigious pro bono award
2 May 2019

Queen Mary University of London School of Law has won the prestigious Best Contribution by a Law School at the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards.

New book analyses competition law and intellectual property in China
2 April 2019

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris and Professor Spyros Maniatis co-edit this new volume published by Oxford University Press

queens building small Queen Mary School of Law recognised for its public engagement successes
8 March 2019

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, The Legal Advice Centre and Dr Shazia Choudhry were recognised at the 2019 QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards.

Professor Rudi Fortson spoke to Vice about the tragic festival death of Louella Fletcher-Mitchie
7 March 2019

In 2017 Louella Fletcher-Michie was found dead, having taken a large dose of the psychedelic drug 2C-P, allegedly given to her by her boyfriend Ceon. Last week, 30-year-old Ceon, from Enfield in north London, was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence, a charge he denied.

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies launches an inaugural event with The British Institute for International and Comparative Law
7 March 2019

The event will look closely at the Innovations in Investment and Finance with a focus on sovereign wealth funds and regional development banks.

GH Moot Final 2018 Law at Queen Mary ranked 32nd in the world
4 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London has been named among the top 50 universities in the world for law in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Queen Mary leads on Intellectual Property training for China
1 March 2019

Senior Chinese officials from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have this week completed a four-month training programme led by Professor Duncan Matthews, Director of Queen Mary’s Intellectual Property Research Institute.

Professor Duncan Matthews invited as a keynote speaker at a Workshop on recent challenges in Pharmaceutical Markets
18 February 2019

 has been invited as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Workshop on Recent Challenges in Competition an IP in Pharmaceutical Markets by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Call for Papers for 2019 EUPLANT Conference: The Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China relations
14 February 2019

A Call for Papers on the Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relations is organised in relation to the 2019 EUPLANT Conference, taking place on 10-11 June.

ICC annual lecture ICC Annual Lecture 2019 “ The CMA - Our Priorities Now and Ahead”
8 February 2019

Dr Andrea Coscelli discusses CMA priorities in a special lecture

Grenfell, Austerity and ‘Right to Buy’ - Exploring the state of social housing
23 January 2019

In the wake of Grenfell, housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London hosted a special film screening and panel discussion which explored the state of social housing in the UK today.

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