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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.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. King announces new Arbitration Bill
21 November 2023

Professor Loukas Mistelis speaks to the Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine about the new Arbitration Bill which will be set before parliament in the coming session.

A child sat amongst rubble in Gaza Dr Hedi Viterbo appears on the Speaking Out of Place podcast discussing childhood in Gaza
21 November 2023

The episode was recorded on 18 November 2023, as Israel’s attack on Gaza passed the 40-day mark and was recorded to to coincide with International Children’s Day on 20 November 2023.

A child in Gaza walking around rubble What is a ‘human shield’ and why is Israel using the term in Gaza?
17 November 2023

Professor Neve Gordon spoke to Al Jazeera about what ‘human shield’ means in Gaza.

Dafni Eirini Melitsi holding her Maritime Master’s Competition award Queen Mary LLM Student wins the Maritime Master’s Competition
14 November 2023

Dafni Eirini Melitsi, an LLM International Shipping Law Student at Queen Mary University of London, won the competition for her research on GHG Emissions; an Opportunity for an Environmental Activist to Arrest a Vessel?"

A black and white photo of prison cell bars Calls Grow for Prisoner-Hostage Exchange as Israel’s War on Gaza Escalates
9 November 2023

Dr Hedi Viterbo's social media posts about Palestinian prisoners were cited in an article from Truthout.

A mobile phone sat on a table with an article from CNN about Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong Media Plurality Assessment as a Public Interest Concern in UK Merger Control
8 November 2023

A new paper from Professor Ioannis Kokkoris investigates how the media plurality test is used to ensure a diverse range of opinions, views, and information from a variety of sources in news and media.

Surveillance cameras on a mast against a blue sky Greek data watchdog to rule on AI systems in refugee camps
3 November 2023

Dr Niovi Vavoula speaks to about the forthcoming decision on the compliance of surveillance and security systems in Greek refugee camps.

Solar panels on the roof of a building with skyscrapers in the background. QMIPRI Annual Conference 2023: Intellectual Property and Sustainable Living
2 November 2023

The conference took place over two days with each day being centered around a specific theme.

A border wall in Israel-Palestine Every war must aim for peace
31 October 2023

Professor Malik Dahlan has cowritten an article looking at the recent events in Israel and Gaza through the lens of international law.

Professor Penny Green being interviewed over Zoom on TRT World Now Professor Penny Green discusses violations of international law in the Israel-Palestine war
31 October 2023

She was interviewed for TRT World Now discussing violations of international law by Israeli forces against Palestinians in the Gaza conflict.

Flags outside the United Nations offices in Vienna Does international humanitarian law apply to the Israeli-Palestinians conflict?
30 October 2023

Dr Thomas MacManus, Senior Lecturer in State Crime at Queen Mary University of London, was interviewed by TRT World News on whether international humanitarian law applies to the Israeli-Palestinians conflict.

Red flags flying in the Tiananmen Square, Beijing. China to tighten its state secrets law in biggest revision in a decade
27 October 2023

Dr Matthieu Burnay was interviewed by the South China Morning Post about the revision.

Israeli tank in the desert Israel-Gaza: Genocidal rhetoric and the fog of war
25 October 2023

Professor Neve Gordon speaks to Al Jazeera, IMPRESA, and BBC Sounds about the media and political leaders' responses to the Israel-Gaza war, and his work on human shields.

Dr Tibisay Morgandi on the panel for the Cambridge seminar on international investment law in the renewable energy sector Dr Tibisay Morgandi speaks at Cambridge seminar on international investment law in the renewable energy sector
23 October 2023

On 10 October 2023, Dr Tibisay Morgandi, participated in a seminar on International Investment Law and Arbitration in the Renewable Energy Sector held at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (University of Cambridge).

Refinery crude oil and gas plant at night New report reveals BP and Shell divestment by small investors offset by mega-shareholder buys
20 October 2023

Any divestment from BP and Shell by investors is cancelled out by the top 20 mega-shareholders’ acquisition of shares according to new report from the Centre for Climate Crime and Climate Justice at Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Tibisay Morgandi at the Clyde&Co panel Dr Tibisay Morgandi discusses investing in the energy transition in the wake of the energy crisis at Clyde&Co
19 October 2023

On 3 October 2023, Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Energy and Natural Resources Law and chair of Queen Mary’s Climate Emergency Working Group, took part in a discussion on investing in the energy transition in the wake of the energy crisis at Clyde&Co.

Student speaking at the George Hinde Moot 2019 Saturday Morning Live with Esther and Phillip
18 October 2023

Professor Eric Heinze appeared on the GB News programme to discuss how the Labour Party's proposal for a new Racial Equality Act could play a helpful role.

China and EU flags China's extradition battles: human rights in European courts
17 October 2023

Dr Matthieu Burnay has written an opinion piece for Solicitors Journal examining China’s extradition practices amid rising human rights tensions.

People shopping at market stalls in Whitechapel Jacob Rees-Mogg's State of the Nation
16 October 2023

Professor Eric Heinze appeared on the programme to discuss criticism of the Home Secretary following her remarks that multiculturalism threatens the security of society.

Professor Olga Simson and Professor Roman Maydanyk New Horizons at QMUL: Interviews with Ukrainian research fellows at CCLS
12 October 2023

Professor Olga Simson and Professor Roman Maydanyk speak to Professor Julia Hörnle about their research and how the war with Russia has affected them and their work.

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer co-presenting with Professor Gesner Oliveira on their joint research Queen Mary Academics participate in Research Symposium at FGV
5 October 2023

A Queen Mary University of London Delegation led by Vice Principal Professor Frances Bowen attended the VII Research Symposium at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) from 12-14 September 2023 in Rio de Janeiro.

A pro-abortion protest with a person holding a sign saying 'keep abortion legal' Abortion rights around the world: 'The picture is very uneven'
3 October 2023

Dr Ruth Fletcher was interviewed for France24 about the global situation of access to abortion and why she remains hopeful.

A lecture in a university New report highlights major free speech issues in UK universities
2 October 2023

A recently published report by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and the European Legal Support Center (ELSC) found breaches of fundamental rights in UK Higher Education by using the ‘IHRA definition of antisemitism’.

A busy street in Mumbai Sanatan Dharma’s pseudo malcontents
26 September 2023

Dr Prakash Shah has written an opinion piece for The Indian Express on India’s caste system and its wrongful association with Sanatan Dharma.

A drawing of person with a blank face and red connected dots all over their face Hundreds of thousands of innocent people on police databases as forces expand use of facial recognition tech
26 September 2023

Daragh Murray speaks to iNews about concerns of using retrospective facial recognition.

Professor Noam Shemtov giving a presentation Queen Mary law academic named as a leading voice in tech
19 September 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov has been chosen by the European Patent Office (EPO) to feature on their prestigious list of “50 Leading Tech Voices”; a list of 50 celebrated international experts in the field of sustainable innovation throughout the years.

Boats on the river in Angers, France. Professor Fitzmaurice takes part in L’Institut de Droit International 150 anniversary
13 September 2023

Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice returns from a special 150 anniversary of L’Institut de Droit International, held in Angers between 27 August - 2 September 2023.

Times Higher Education awards 2023 logo Queen Mary School of Law academic shortlisted for THE Awards
8 September 2023

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce that Professor Julia Hörnle has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2023.

Ian Yeats in academic robes and holding his Queen Mary Medal Ian Yeats awarded the prestigious Queen Mary Medal
6 September 2023

On 28 July 2023, Ian Yeats was awarded the Queen Mary Medal at the Department of Law’s annual graduation ceremony. The Queen Mary Medal is a prestigious honour, conferred by Council on those who have made an exceptional, sustained contribution to Queen Mary.

A recreation of the statue 'The Thinker' Professor Del Mar publishes special issue on ‘Cognitive Legal Humanities’
4 September 2023

Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Humanities, has co-edited, together with Professor Simon Stern (Toronto), a special issue of CAL (Critical Analysis of Law) – an open-access, interdisciplinary legal studies journal – on ‘Cognitive Legal Humanities’.

Cody Wong receiving his award for the essay prize from Professor Duncan Matthews White & Black award second annual Queen Mary LLM essay prize in European and US Law of Patents to Cody Wong
30 August 2023

Oxford based law firm White & Black has awarded the second annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents 2022-23 for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London to Cody Wong.

A digital watercolour of Big Ben along the River Thames in London AI exposes designers and architects to copyright complications say experts
29 August 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov speaks to Dezeen about how artificial intelligence will impact designers and architects.

A pregnant person having an ultra sound taken Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious funding on access to care for women from ethnic minority and migrant groups
17 August 2023

IHSS Fellow and Strategic Senior Lecturer in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support ground-breaking work on access to care for women from ethnic minority and migrant groups.

An oil rig in the ocean at sunset Carbon Cash Machine: New report reveals the dramatic rise in cash earnings of shareholders in Britain’s big 2 oil companies
10 August 2023

Amid the cost of living crisis in a world getting rapidly hotter, a new report published today reveals the staggering £113bn cash earnings of BP and Shell shareholders.

Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania Queen Mary academic part of amici curiae urging DC Circ. to enforce $330M Romania award
3 August 2023

Professor Loukas Mistelis was among a group of eminent international law scholars urging the D.C. Circuit not to overturn a ruling enforcing a $330 million arbitral award against Romania, despite EU’s highest court arguing otherwise. He also participated in a second amici curiae brief relating to arbitration against Spain rendered in Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations.

Old, worn books arranged on a shelf Professor Del Mar is co-organising the WG Hart Workshop 2024
31 July 2023

The event is hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and will focus on the topic of Historicising Jurisprudence: Person, Community, Form. It will take place 26-27 June 2024, in person at Charles Clore House in London and is currently calling for paper submissions.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Caste Bill in the California State Assembly
25 July 2023

Dr Prakash Shah was a guest on the Vivekananda International Foundation Podcast discussing the California Senate approved Senate Bill No. 403, which would amend many existing laws on discrimination in California to add the protected characteristic of caste.

A man sat on the grass playing a wind instrument with a woman and child. They are wearing traditional dress. Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability
25 July 2023

On 21 July 2023, Centre for European and International Law Affairs, Queen Mary and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, hosted an event at the Law Department, on 'Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability', in collaboration with the University of Arctic Law Thematic Network and the University of Arctic Chair in Arctic Legal Research and Education.

HHJ Heather Baucher, HHJ Simon Freeland, Gregg Burrow, and Mark Pring with their awards Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre annual celebration 2023
25 July 2023

On 29 June 2023, Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (QMLAC) Alumni and supporters came together for its third annual celebration to network, hear about the Centre’s current work and future plans, and to recognise the outstanding contributions of the QMLAC’s newest fellows, HHJ Simon Freeland, HHJ Heather Baucher, Gregg Burrow, and Mark Pring.

Dr Tanzil Chowdhury and Thomas MacManus with colleagues from Friends of Birzeit University School of Law Academics join delegation of British Academics to visit and establish links with Birzeit University in Palestine
12 July 2023

Dr Tanzil Chowdhury and Dr Thomas MacManus were selected for the inaugural Fellowship of the Palestine Academic Links Seminar (PALS) organised by the Friends of Birzeit University (FOBZU).

Two people sat at a laptop having a meeting Filename: meeting qLegal shares experience teaching students an entrepreneurial mindset
6 July 2023

Their findings were published in Thinking Like Entrepreneurs: qLegal’s Experience of Teaching Law Students to have an Entrepreneurial Mindset for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education.

PhD students presenting at the School of Law PhD conference 2023 Queen Mary School of Law hosts conference on Law, Society, and Inequality for PhD Scholars
4 July 2023

On 22-24 June 2023, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London held a conference that brought together PhD scholars worldwide for lively and engaging discussions on various topics related to law and inequality.

University of Palermo Dr Noam Gur gives lecture series at the University of Palermo
30 June 2023

Dr Noam Gur delivered a lecture series on obedience and disobedience to the law as a visiting scholar at the University of Palermo in May 2023.

Dr Davor Jancic speaking at the Austrian Parliament Dr Davor Jancic invited to speak in the Austrian Parliament
29 June 2023

On 26 June 2023, Dr Davor Jancic, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Law, gave an invited talk in the Austrian Parliament as part of the 1st Austrian Day of Parliamentary Research, organised by the Parliament’s Administration.

Sunset over a forest on fire Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer presents on innovative climate risk insurance solution to Brazilian insurance industry
22 June 2023

On 20 June 2023, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer presented a paper on 'Climate Resilient Development Bonds' in a webinar organised by Queen Mary University of London partner institution FGV.

Lightbulb emitting a yellow light with a brain inside Turing Network Workshop on AI in Tax, Audit and Fintech
15 June 2023

The Institute of Tax Law is co-organising a Turing Network Workshop on AI in Tax, Audit and Fintech. The event will be held on 22 and 23 June at the University of Surrey and online.

Flooded street in Brazil with a church Experts meet in a webinar to discuss insurance applied to climate catastrophes
15 June 2023

On 20 June, the FGV Insurance and Reinsurance Institute will discuss important issues to be researched through a collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.

Maks Del Mar profile image Professor Maks Del Mar speaks at Adam Smith Tercentenary Celebration
12 June 2023

Professor Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Humanities, spoke on the influence of the history of rhetoric on Adam Smith’s moral and legal theory at the Tercentenary Celebrations of Adam Smith’s birth in Glasgow.

Julia Hornle Professor Julia Hörnle wins two awards at Queen Mary’s inaugural Research and Innovation Awards
6 June 2023

The awards recognise the excellent people and teams that make creative, dynamic, and world-class research and innovation possible at Queen Mary.

Some schematics and a wrench Striking a balance: Researchers urge Ukraine Government to weigh long-term implications of secret patents post-war
17 May 2023

Newly published research paper ‘The War in Ukraine Raises Questions About Patents for Secret Inventions’ calls for the Ukraine Government to consider the long-term implications of keeping patented inventions secret once the conflict ends.

Professor Rosa Lastra introducing the seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change Meetings with IMF Legal Counsel on digitalisation/Fintech and climate change
16 May 2023

On 9 May 2023, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and staff of the IMF legal Department hosted a seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change.

Image of a globe with Africa in daylight and Asia in night on a black background UN foray into tax policy will benefit emerging economies
12 May 2023

Dr Vasiliki Koukoulioti has co-authored an opinion piece for devex on the United Nation's recent resolution on tax cooperation.

Water running in out of a hydro-electric power plant Dr Morgandi invited to speak about her latest article at the University of Cambridge
10 May 2023

On 12 May 2023, Dr Tibisay Morgandi will present her latest article, entitled ‘Exiting the Energy Charter Treaty under the Law of Treaties’ at the Lauterpacht Center for International Law (University of Cambridge).

Vials of the covid-19 vaccine Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious funding on the role of IP in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and supply
3 May 2023

Intellectual property law expert in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded highly competitive grant from the British Academy to support ground-breaking work on the role of intellectual property (IP) in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and supply.

Maxi Scherer presenting at a podium Professor Maxi Scherer appointed to the AFSA International Court
27 April 2023

The International Court of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (“AFSA”)  plays an important administrative role under the 2021 AFSA International Rules, including in the confirmation, appointment, challenge and replacement of arbitrators.

A panel discussing the META verse at More Than Just a Game 2023 Queen Mary tech law experts map out constitution for the Metaverse
21 April 2023

Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) hosted international experts to explore legal challenges and opportunities in the video game and interactive entertainment industry.

Queen Mary Vis Moot team in Vienna Success for the Queen Mary team at the 30th Vis Moot Competition
19 April 2023

The team representing Queen Mary University of London at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition (“Vis Moot”) reached the Eighth Finals (round of 16) out of 378 participating Universities across the world.

Bank of England at night Professor Lastra appointed Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords' Economics Affairs Committee
18 April 2023

On 28 March, The Economics Affairs Committee of the House of Lords agreed to appoint Professor Rosa Lastra as specialist adviser to assist the committee in its inquiry into the Bank of England: how is independence working?

Finalists: Anna Tikhomirova, Gabriel Ramsay Davis, Khushi Narula, Madison Solow George Hinde Moot Final 2023
17 April 2023

On 11 April, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London hosted the George Hinde Moot Final 2023 with Judge Mr Justice Robin Knowles.

A digital image of a padlock surrounded by fragmented glass on a purple background Queen Mary academics to research insurance solutions to cyber risk
6 April 2023

Professor Miriam Goldby and Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer were awarded funding under the 2022-23 British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme for a research project on Public-Private Partnerships in Insurance.

Professor Maxi Scherer with her GAR 2023 award Queen Mary wins at the 2023 Global Arbitration Review Awards
5 April 2023

Professor Maxi Scherer won the award for best prepared and most responsive arbitrator at the Global Arbitration Review Awards, which were held on 30 March 2023.

Satellite image of Europe at night The Work of the EBA: Single Market and Banking Union
5 April 2023

On 27 March 2023, Dr Despina Chatzimanoli, Senior Legal Expert and Team Leader of Regulatory Policy Advice Team 2 in the Legal and Compliance Unit of the European Banking Authority (EBA), presented the work of the EBA.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Norah Gallagher to speak on The Energy Transition
3 April 2023

On 18 April 2023, Norah Gallagher will take part in a webinar on Why the Energy Transition requires a strengthened regulatory framework? for Franco British Chamber.

Circles of binary code Lords AI weapons committee holds first evidence session
3 April 2023

Daragh Murray spoke to about the how the use of AI could improve compliance with international humanitarian law.

Wind turbines on a hill qLegal is proud to support sustainable start-ups
3 April 2023

qLegal is delighted to be able to work with some of the start-ups prioritising social responsibility and environmental protection. Eco-friendly, energy-efficient and recyclable products and services are being increasingly developed by sustainability start-ups. “Tech for good” start-ups are focusing on inventing tools, devices, software, and apps to reduce plastic waste, promote vegan diets, analyse and report carbon footprint.

More Than Just a Game above a glowing blue reactor More Than Just a Game VII
23 March 2023

The 2023 edition of our flagship event in the MTJG international conference series is coming back to London with a clear mission – to explore, to challenge, and to inspire our understanding and perception of the next meta-era of the video game and interactive entertainment sector.

RECOGNISE logo Dr Noam Gur speaks at the European research partnership ‘RECOGNISE’
20 March 2023

In his talk, Dr Gur explored the relation between reasons, cognition, and motivations in the context of legal normativity.

Leon Xiao Leon Y. Xiao named in Forbes 30 Under 30: Sports & Games
9 March 2023

Forbes 30 Under 30: Sports & Games highlights the best young athletes, developers and entrepreneurs in the fields of sports and gaming.

Façade of the Italian Supreme Court Italian supreme court blocks extradition to China after landmark human rights ruling
7 March 2023

Dr Matthieu Burnay comments on the European Court for Human Rights ruling that there is a ‘general system of violence’ in the Chinese prison system and how this will affect China's ability to extradite.

Pylons in Ukraine at sunset Options for a Peace Settlement for Ukraine: Option Paper XVIII – Energy
3 March 2023

Energy has played a significant role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and is likely to play a role in any future peace settlement. Dr Tibisay Morgandi, lecturer in International Energy and Natural Resources Law explains in her newly published paper

Image [from L to R]: Mr. Akindeji Adenipo Aremu (Permanent Mission of Nigeria to UN); Professor Graham Dutfield (Univ of Leeds/QMIPRI Fellow); Prof Chidi Oguamanam (Univ of Ottawa/representing Nigeria and the African Group); Professor Suthersanen (CCLS/ representing QMIPRI); Mr. Christoph Spennemann (Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property) Professor Suthersanen discusses genetic resources and traditional Knowledge for WIPO
2 March 2023

Professor Uma Suthersanen  was invited by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to join the Ad Hoc Experts’ Committee for the 46th inter-governmental committee meeting on traditional knowledge (and associated genetic resources) and traditional cultural expressions.

Street market in downtown Hyderabad The West has imagined “caste oppression” and it is being weaponised against Indians
2 March 2023

Dr Prakash Shah speaks to The Print about what constitutes caste discrimination and oppression.

Julian Lew KC, Lawrence Teh, Monique Sasson and Mary Mitsi on the panel Queen Mary event looks at document production
24 February 2023

An event at the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London looked at document production from both civil law and common law perspectives and featured insights from Alan Redfern, the inadvertent developer of the Redfern Schedule.

Satellite image of Europe at night Dr Daniele D’Alvia’s article sheds new light on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies debate
22 February 2023

Cambridge University Press has published an article by Dr D’Alvia, Lecturer in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Panorama of Jerusalem with Al Aqsa Mosque The problem with Israel’s so called 'crisis of democracy'
22 February 2023

Professor Neve Gordon has written an opinion piece for Aljazeera about the threat to Israel’s democracy.

CCLS Paris students at the drinks reception after an event on Arbitration Spreading the love for arbitration
22 February 2023

Joint Research Seminar of the University of Vienna, Queen Mary University of London and University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne by Alejandro Arias de Luna (LLM Paris, class 2022) and Orlando Guterres (LLM London, class 2023)

William Hodder and Clémentine Van Lede accepting their Jeantet Student Excellence prizes CCLS Paris Opening Lecture and award ceremony with Jeantet
17 February 2023

On 24 January, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (Paris) and the Sorbonne Law School invited senior in-house lawyers from three major Paris-based international companies to speak to our Paris LLM students.

Professor Ignacio Tirado and Professor Professor Colin Grant signing the agreement between CCLS and UNIDROIT. Queen Mary's CCLS renews partnership with UNIDROIT
15 February 2023

On 9 February 2023, Queen Mary University of London and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) signed a Concordat Renewal Agreement to re-launch the Queen Mary-UNIDROIT Institute for Transnational Commercial Law (Queen Mary-UNIDROIT ITCL).

Davor Jancic Dr Davor Jancic cited by Advocate General Medina of the European Court of Justice
13 February 2023

Dr Davor Jancic’s research on the European Parliament and EU development cooperation policy, was cited in the Opinion delivered by Advocate General Laila Medina on 9 February 2023 in the European Court of Justice Case C‑15/22 RF v Finanzamt G. This is a request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesfinanzhof, Germany’s Federal Finance Court.

Old, worn books arranged on a shelf Call for Papers: Queen Mary Law and History Research Group
7 February 2023

The Queen Mary Law and History Group is a new initiative, led by PhD students, to encourage cooperation between researchers working on the theme of Law and History.

A field of wheat The British Academy funds research at Queen Mary on patent governance for agricultural genome editing technologies
1 February 2023

The British Academy has awarded funding for a two-year research project examining the patent governance of agricultural genome editing in the UK, the EU and Ukraine. The research will be undertaken by Professor Duncan Matthews and Dr Hanna Ostapenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), who will investigate the implications of patent governance for global food security and sustainability.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Professor Goldby gives evidence to the House of Lords on Electronic Trade Documents Bill
31 January 2023

On Thursday 26 January 2023, Professor Miriam Goldby gave evidence on the Electronic Trade Documents Bill to the House of Lords Special Public Bill Committee.

A padlock circled by stars of the EU flag hovering above a map of Europe Professor Jonathan Griffiths co-authors paper on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
26 January 2023

This paper addresses a few selected aspects of the implementation of the new mandatory exceptions provided under Articles 3 to 7 of the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (Directive (EU) 2019/790).

A windfarm in fields of green grass and rapeseed against a cloudy blue sky Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict to drive energy disputes, study finds
23 January 2023

The volatile price of raw materials and energy supply are predicted to be primary causes of disputes in the energy sector globally over the next five years.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales School of Law PhD Conference call for papers - Law, Society, and Inequality: An Approach Across Disciplines
23 January 2023

This in-person conference will take place on 22-23 June 2023 and will bring together PhD researchers to discuss Law, Society, and Inequality across disciplines.

Training participants with Professor Ioannis Kokkoris on the last day of the course QMGPI works with the Malaysian Government to provide Cyber Security training for senior officials
17 January 2023

Queen Mary University of London provided training for senior officials from the Malaysian Government on Cyber Security regulations and practice to enable them to work more efficiently.

A woman reading a magazine Why Western media continues to perpetuate negative stereotypes of India
16 January 2023

Dr Prakash Shah has written an op-ed on about how India is reported in Western media.

Artefacts of Legal Inquiry book cover Symposium published on Professor Maks Del Mar’s Artefacts of Legal Inquiry
4 January 2023

The Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy has published a symposium on Professor Maks Del Mar’s book, Artefacts of Legal Inquiry: The Value of Imagination in Adjudication.

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