New Publication: Property and Human Rights in a Global Context

Senior Lecturer Dr Ting Xu‘s edited book (with Professor Jean Allain, Queens University Belfast) entitled ‘Property and Human Rights in a Global Context’ has been published by Hart Publishing. This collection starts the conversation between human rights lawyers and property lawyers and explores analytical approaches to the increasing relationship between property and human rights in a global context. The chapters engage with key theoretical and policy debates and range across three…

Professor Hervey invited to talk at the University of Indiana

Professor Tamara Hervey was invited to give a special talk on Friday 13 November 2015 at Indiana University USA. Her presentation was entitled ‘What did the European Union ever do for global public health?’   Learn more about her presentation and visit here She is pictured here with Dean Professor David Orentlicher.

Dr Vicky Chico nominated as an academic legal representative for healthcare research consortium

Dr Vicky Chico has been nominated by Anne Carter director of the UK Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre to be the academic legal representative on the UK Common Service Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) Work group Biobanking and Molecular Resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) of the. The group will engage with (BBMRI-ERIC) to explore relevant legal and ethical issues within the UK and the UK’s…

Judicial Neutering of the Powers of the Ombudsman

Richard Kirkham has published a blog, Judicial Neutering of the Powers of the Ombudsman (10 Nov, 2015),  which critiques a judgment of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. The case, JR55, could have a profound impact on the ombudsman community of it is not overturned by the Supreme Court next year. Richard is the author of the blog site, Thinking About Administrative Justice.

Our new research partners from Renmin University Law School

We are delighted to announce that the Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law will be working with researchers from Renmin University Law School. Our new research partners and their areas of research are… Professor Zhu Daqi Economic Law Fiscal and Tax Law Financial Law Professor Yao Haifang Economic Law Company Law Consumer Law Industrial Law Law and Economics   Professor Xu Yangguang Economic Law Corporate and Bankruptcy Laws Tax…

The changing world of consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution

  Dr Richard Kirkham has published a blog, Mapping the new world of accredited ADR schemes, (19 October, 2015) which analyses the early impact of the implementation of the EU Directive on ADR in the UK. Richard argues that the manner in which the Directive has been implemented may successfully promote ADR in the short-term, but it has also created some big risks for the integrity of ADR.

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