PhD Students at the School of Law present at the GERN Summer School

thumb_IMG_4176_1024Two of the School of Law’s doctoral students presented papers at the GERN European doctoral training school at the Technisches Universitat Dortmund from 19-21 September 2016.

Rebecca Banwell-Moore spoke on ‘Restorative justice and victim participation: exploring the enablers and barriers’, while Jacopo Roncone presented on ‘The existence of intent to overthrow the government in riots’.  Professor Joanna Shapland was one of the staff members and spoke on ‘Getting published’.  Participants came from Belgium, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland, as well as the UK.

Graham Gee speaks at Parliament on Human Rights Reform

Graham Gee

Graham Gee

Earlier this month Professor Graham Gee spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Rule of Law chaired by the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP and Joanna Cherry QC MP.

The meeting was on The Human Rights Act, the ECHR and Devolution. The other speakers were Professor Sir David Edward (former judge on the European Court of Justice), Jonathan Fisher QC, Professor Christopher McCrudden (Queens University, Belfast) and Sir Paul Silk (chair of the Silk Commission on Devolution in Wales). The meeting was attended by MPs, peers and representatives from interest groups.

The ZIKA Outbreak – Parallels, Lessons and Way Forward? 2016

A one day workshop was successfully held on 12th July 2016 by the Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology Law and Ethics (SIBLE), bringing together a diverse range of expert academics researching issues on the ZIKA outbreak.

The Workshop addressed the problems as well as discussed the wider implications for other geographic areas and global health law and governance. It focused on three main aspects of the Zika outbreak:

1. Reproductive rights and reproductive health
2. Global health governance and public health
3. Medical research and intellectual property rights

Early-Career Workshop: ‘Re-interpreting the Refugee Definition – Global Displacement in 2016’

Ckb6uxUWEAIxRjB CkbU22iWEAALH8MOn the 8th June, the University of Sheffield School of Law successfully hosted a workshop for scholars of refugee law and forced displacement. 

Six early-career researchers submitted a paper in advance and presented at the event. They received feedback from other participants and more established scholars including Dr David James Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative, University of London) and Dr Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law). 

The intimate nature of the workshop provided an opportunity for individuals to debate new ideas openly, develop networks, and identify opportunities for future collaboration. The papers from the workshop will be published in October 2016 as part of the Refugee Law Initiative’s Working Papers Series.