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Some steel on a shelf in a warehouse. Row over jobs at UK's largest remaining steelworks in Port Talbot highlights challenges of moving to a fossil fuel-free future
24 June 2024

Professor David Whyte speaks to Context News about how workers are coping with changes happening in the UK's steel industry.

People outside the Royal Courts of Justice, London New research shows litigation funding improves access to justice for some, but is difficult to scale up
20 June 2024

The research was led by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Rachael Mulheron KC and commissioned by the Legal Services Board to analyse whether litigation funding improves access to justice and strengthens consumer protection and regulation.

Karan Abhaykumar Parmar, Dr Maria Fanou, Daria Korniienko, Minul Muhamdiramge and João Gabriel Volasco Rodrigues standing in front of a paneled wall with portraits. School of International Arbitration’s strong presence in the LIDW24
18 June 2024

Daria Korniienko, Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM class 2023, reports on Queen Mary University of London's involvement in the London International Disputes Week 2024, including the several contributions from our LLM students to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

The exterior of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple in Neasden, London. The Hindu manifesto 2024: Warts and all
17 June 2024

Dr Prakash Shah has written an piece for Asian Voice analysing the recetnly launched Hindu Manifesto of UK.

Neil MacCormick with the Scottish flag behind him. Preview Symposium held in Edinburgh on Professor Del Mar’s new book on Neil MaCormick
14 June 2024

The 2024 Edinburgh Festival of Legal Theory opened with a preview symposium on Professor Maks Del Mar’s new book, Neil MacCormick: A Relational Life, which will be published early in 2025.

Water gushing. Professor Rosa Lastra consulted on a UNIDROIT guide to bank liquidation
13 June 2024

The Draft Legislative Guide on Bank Liquidation is being put together by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).

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.

Ioannis Kokkoris, Michaela MacDonald and Gaetano Dimita standing with academics from Stanford University. More Than Just a Game at Stanford University
25 March 2024

The 18th edition in the of the More Than Just a Game (MTJG) series, MTJG Stanford, was the first time we brought MTJG to the US, in partnership with Stanford University. The event attracted a wide range of experts and introduced the concept to a predominantly US-based audience.

Victoria Law Courts in Birmingham. It is a red brick terracotta court building with spires and turrets, and reliefs carved on the walls. Magistrates "poorly trained" - should they go?
22 March 2024

The results of a survey co-led by Queen Mary's Dr Kate Leader on the effectiveness of magistrates was featured in The Times.

Verticle green lines of code across a whole laptop screen. To what extent can judges be replaced by algorithms?
21 March 2024

Dr Vasiliki Koukoulioti speaks to the Tax Journal about the use of artificial intelligence in judging the outcome of tax cases.

A still of Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian speaking to Democracy Now! with the UK Houses of Parliament as a backdrop. She is wearing a black jacket, green scarf, and gold earrings. Palestinian academic interviewed by Democracy Now!
20 March 2024

Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian speaks to Democracy Now! on attacks on Universities, her suspension from Hebrew University, and the continuing war in Gaza.

Satellite image of Europe at night New guidelines provide clarity for stakeholders involved in managing EU external borders
19 March 2024

The SHARED Project: Shared Responsibility for Human Rights at the EU External Borders has published a set of guidelines to help authorities, agencies and third countries understand the shared responsibilities arising from their joint implementation of ‘integrated border management’, especially when working under the coordination of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).

The earth with connected dots over the surface. Dr Morgandi delivers Training Programme on Research Methodology
19 March 2024

Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Associate Professor of International Energy Law, has been invited to conduct a Training Programme on Research Methodology by the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) in Delhi on 21 March 2024.

A protest for Palestine in London, with people wearing masks and holding Palestinian flags. Israel-Gaza protests have cost the police at least £25m so far - can you put a price on free speech?
15 March 2024

Professor Eric Heinze has published an article in The Conversation about the cost of political protests and how we should fund it.

Image of lights around earth at night The UNIDROIT Principles on Digital Assets and Private Law
8 March 2024

On 8 February 2024, the Queen Mary - UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law hosted a Roundtable on 'The UNIDROIT Principles on Digital Assets and Private Law'.

Psychologicum building of the University of Helsinki on a hill above a snow covered road. Professor Maks Del Mar to deliver lecture in Helsinki's Legal History series
7 March 2024

Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Humanities, will deliver a lecture in the University of Helsinki's Legal History lecture series. This year, the series is on the theme 'Identities and Legal Histories.

Wind turbines at dawn in the Netherlands. D&O insurers grapple with ESG pressures
6 March 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer comments on the UK’s approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) shareholder lawsuits for Insurance Day.

A shipping container going across the ocean. Professor Miriam Goldby has been shortlisted for a C4DTI Award
1 March 2024

Professor Miriam Goldby has been shortlisted for the C4DTI Director’s Award for the Individual who has made the greatest contribution to the Digitalisation of International Trade.

A map of the world showing Africa, India, Asia and Australia. The Third World: At the Centre of International Law?
1 March 2024

Professor Ratna Kapur appeared on the European Journal of International Law podcast to discuss the rise and critiques of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL).

Two espresso cups on a table. Ten years of Le Café des Arbitres
29 February 2024

Le Café des Arbitres, or LCDA, a series of Paris-based conferences hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of International Arbitration, marked its 10th anniversary with an event discussing the impact of technology and artificial intelligence and whether international arbitration as an industry will survive.

A robotic arm playing a piano. Queen Mary University of London Academic Invited to Provide Expert Opinion at UK Music AI Inquiry
27 February 2024

Noam Shemtov, Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law, has been invited to provide expert opinion at the UK Music AI Inquiry before the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on UK Music.

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.

Book cover for Insurance, Climate Change and the Law By Franziska Arnold-Dwyer Queen Mary Academic invited to the International Underwriting Association
19 February 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer presented her new book, 'Insurance, Climate Change and the Law' at the International Underwriting Association (IUA).

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.

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