Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne’s new book published by OUP

Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne’s new book, Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict, was published on 24 March 2016 in the series Oxford Monographs in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law. Addressing a complex and highly topical issue in international humanitarian law, this is the first book length treatment of the extent to which international law regulates detention in non-international armed conflicts. The book can be found here.

Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne co-authors written evidence on drones for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne has co-authored evidence for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to assist it in its consideration of the use of armed drones. The evidence was written with Professor Dapo Akande from Oxford, Professor Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, and Thompson Chengeta of Midlands State University in South Africa. The evidence can be found here.

Telders International Law Mooting Competition

Telders_2016On Saturday 12 March 2016, the Reading team competed in the UK National Round of the prestigious Telders International Law Moot Competition, which was hosted at the University of Sheffield. The UK round involves teams from across the country competing for a chance to take part in the International Finals in The Hague in April. Telders is an external mooting competition specific to International Law, which is now in its 39th year. The Reading team – Angela Bokias, Coralie Barker, Salvatore D’Arrigo and Katharine Robinson – performed to an extremely high level. They ultimately came second in the competition, only five points behind the eventual winners Inner Temple, who now go on to compete at The Hague. Congratulations to the Reading team!

Law School hosts a delegation from Sultan Qaboos Univeristy

susanbreauTripFollowing on from Susan Breau’s visit to Oman, the Law School was delighted to host a delegation from Sultan Qaboos Univeristy on Monday this week.

The Delegation included Dr Rashid Al Balushi (Assistant Dean and Prof of Criminal Law, Sultan Qabous University), Dr.Iman AlBusaidi (Deputy Director, Sultan Qabous Cultural Centre) and Salahaddin Al Saadi (Assistant Director, Internationalisation, Sultan Qabous University).

The group were met by Colleagues from the International Office and the Law School and potential partnership opportunities and ways of working together in the future were discussed.