On 16 September, Israel’s Supreme Court sitting as a High Court of Justice unanimously struck down legislation that mandated lengthy detention of asylum seekers, deeming it unconstitutional.
Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler has posted an analysis of the judgement on the ESIL Migration and Refugee Law Interest Group Blog (http://migreflaw.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/blogpost-on-the-israeli-supreme-court-judgment/) and the Israel Democracy Institute’s webpage (http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/quashing-legislation-mandating-lengthy-detention-of-asylum-seekers)
In June 2008, the University of Reading’s ‘The Liberal Way of War’ application was successful in a national competition for a large-scale Leverhulme Trust Programme Award to study ‘Security and Liberty’ (2008-2013). This project has involved interdisciplinary collaboration by over a dozen co-investigators and doctoral students from Law, Politics & International Relations, History and Modern Languages & European Studies.
The School of Law is pleased to announce the publication of its own unique contribution to this project: ‘The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives’, published by Dartmouth in September 2013 and edited by Dr Robert Barnidge (a former member of the School of Law) who contributed an Introduction. Professor Sandy Ghandhi also contributed a chapter as did many other distinguished academics including our Professor Susan Breau and Professors Malcolm Evans (University of Bristol), Colin Harvey (Queen’s University Belfast) and Craig Barker (University of Sussex).
The following appointments have been made within the School of Law, taking effect from September 2013:
Professor Susan Breau
Professor Nicholas Hopkins
Professor Catharine MacMillan