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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.

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.

An astronaut standing on a purple moon facing a purple orb Experts warn NFTs used for money laundering and wash trading
15 July 2022

Dr Saskia Hufnagel appeared on Australia's ABC Radio National Breakfast Show discussing her research on Financial Crime and Non-Fungible Tokens.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Call for Papers: Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Alternative Payments: Regulating the “Wild West”
25 March 2022

A conference will be held 13-14 October 2022 exploring the issues around Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Alternative Payments and the organisers are accepting submission of abstracts.

valsamis mitsilegas profile image Professor Mitsilegas cited in Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Report
5 May 2021

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas's oral evidence has been cited extensively in a recent Report published by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

valsamis mitsilegas profile image Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas' work cited by Advocate General of the Court of Justice
30 March 2021

Professor Mitsilegas was also cited by the the House of Lords EU Committee.

Law Justice with globe secondary image New report examines cross-border data sharing in criminal proceedings
16 October 2020

The Report is the result of collaborative effort between the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute and the Centre for European Policy Studies.

EU and Union Jack split diagonally by a crack Police ability to detain EU suspects 'slower' without Brexit deal
15 July 2020

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas' evidence to Parliament is featured in The Guardian

Satellite image of Europe at night Post Brexit challenges for criminal justice co-operation
3 April 2020

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas has written a blog for UK in a Changing Europe about the partnership on security and criminal justice co-operation being a key priority for both the UK and the EU after Brexit.

Gear and waist of a police officer at Notting Hill Carnival Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas gives evidence to the EU Justice Sub-Committee
4 March 2020

His evidence was given at a joint EU Justice Sub-Committee and the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee session on future cooperation with the EU, 3 March

Saskia Huffnagel sat on the left of two other panelists at the Art Crime Book Launch Dr Saskia Hufnagel co-edits new 'The Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime'
10 January 2020

On Friday, 13 December 2019, Dr Saskia Hufnagel (School of Law, Queen Mary University of London) and Prof Duncan Chappell (University of Sydney Law School) launched their co-edited Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) at the University of Sydney Law School.

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.

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.

Brexit will lead to more EU law for UK’s criminal justice systems, according to new report
20 September 2018

Future EU-UK cooperation on security and criminal justice is dependant on the extent to which the UK complies with key EU law standards according to a new report by a taskforce from Queen Mary’s School of Law and the Centre for European Policy Studies.

QMUL law academics advise House of Lords Committee on future direction of its scrutiny work
3 July 2015

Academics from the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, took part in the seminar on the EU Agendas on Migration and Security, organised by the Home Affairs Sub-Committee of the House of Lords EU Committee on 1 July 2015. 

Image of the Gerkin Building Closer controls needed to combat 'under the radar' UK Mafia
19 May 2015

High profile speakers from the police and counterintelligence, financial services and academia, will come together at an event in London this Tuesday to highlight to the new government the potential threat and possible responses to ‘under the radar’ problems associated with organised crime and money laundering in the UK.

Rashida Manjoo at Queen Mary University of London Time for binding United Nations rules on violence against women and girls
12 May 2015

The United Nations must adopt binding international rules to help eliminate violence against women and girls, according to Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system
18 November 2014

Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis Blom-Cooper.

Opting out of European Arrest Warrant will make Britain less safe, says Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas
6 November 2014

Britain risks becoming a safe haven for fugitives if it opts out of the European Arrest Warrant, according to Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Department of Law and Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Report urges for less reliance on imprisonment as punishment
3 July 2014

A law expert from Queen Mary University of London is among the writers of a new report, which is urging for less reliance on imprisonment as a form of punishment in the UK.

Valsamis Mitsilegas Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas advises House of Lords on EU Public Prosecutor proposals
9 April 2014

The House of Lords Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection EU Sub-Committee launched its new inquiry into the role of the proposed new European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) on Wednesday 26 March.

Delegates from Renmin University and Queen Mary Renmin University and Queen Mary Collaborate in the field of Criminal Justice
6 November 2013

In the first of a series of collaborative projects between the criminal justice centres of Renmin University and Queen Mary, University of London, a joint conference on Policy and Criminal Justice: How to meet the challenges of organized crime in the context of globalization was held in Beijing on 25-26 October.

Travel Scholarships announced for comparative criminal justice and policing research in Australia
5 November 2013

Criminal Justice Centre cooperation with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, which is hosted by Griffith University in Queensland, has led to the establishment of two Discretionary Travel Scholarships to support student mobility for eligible masters students undertaking studies at Queen Mary University of London in the fields of comparative criminal law, criminology and security.

Professor Mitsilegas at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency
28 February 2011

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas addressed a Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Data Protection and Privacy, held at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna on 21 February 2011. The meeting focused on the development of the future role of the Agency in the field of privacy and data protection and the issues discussed included judicial redress, privacy in the digital era and data protection in the EU.

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