Panel Discussion: ‘Financial and economic crime in the Global South’

Illicit financial activities undercut economic growth across Global South countries and hinder development efforts.

This event will critically examine whether the current global financial regulatory framework is best suited to effectively combat financial and economic crime in the Global South. We will discuss recent trends in financial and economic crime, the evolving global standards and their implementation challenges in the Global South, and the unintended consequences of implementing global standards across different contexts.

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The Hermit Problem: Autonomy’s role in liberating privacy from confidentiality’s grip

About the speaker: Paul Wragg is Professor of Media Law at the University of Leeds, a board member of Hacked Off, a member of the IMPRESS Code Committee, and is the co-host of The Media Law Podcast.  Professor Wragg’s work has been published in leading journals in the UK and abroad, such as the Cambridge Law Journal, Public Law, Sydney Law Review, Industrial Law Journal, the Journal of Media Law, and the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.  It has been referred to by, amongst others, a House of Lords select committee on press freedom, the Australian Law Reform Commission, and mentioned in the Supreme Court. His monograph, A Free and Regulated Press. Defending Coercive Independent Press Regulation, was published by Hart Publishing in 2020. Additionally, he is the co-editor (with Professor András Koltay) of Comparative Privacy and Defamation (Edward Elgar, 2020), and (with Dr Peter Coe) Landmark Cases in Privacy Law (Hart Publishing, 2022).

When: Thursday 7th April 2022 at 17:00 – Doors open at 16:45 (JJ Thomson Ditchburn Lecture Theatre, Whiteknights Campus)

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Commemorating 100 Years of Women in Law at the School of Law

In 2019, the School of Law considered how best to commemorate the centenary of women being allowed to practise law. Our aims were to educate and inform each other through a cross-disciplinary and student-focused approach underpinned by the University’s Principles of Partnership, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment.

The series of events, “100 Years of Women’s Voices”, was born and involved the performance of a staff-student play, a cross-disciplinary symposium, a student-led art exhibition, a student poetry competition, and the production of a collaborative book. These activities aligned closely with the University’s Teaching and Learning Strategy by offering students the best possible co-curricular personal development opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential.

The Play

The Play: ‘The Disppearance of Miss Bebb’

In 1913, Gwyneth Bebb challenged the Law Society’s refusal to allow women to become solicitors. Research by Professor Rosemary Auchmuty at the School of Law on the life of Bebb inspired dramatist, Alex Giles, to write a radio play, “The Disappearance of Miss Bebb”. Given the play’s provenance, it was apt that the School of Law should stage the play as part of our centenary celebrations. A large cast of students was assembled, and four members of staff (including Rosemary) took cameo roles. The performances (at the University’s Minghella Studios) informed, educated, and inspired and the play was hailed as a ‘triumph’ by a packed house. Student feedback was also overwhelmingly positive. One student noted the “fantastic environment”, and the “excitement and passion” of her fellow students. Another said, “I’m so grateful to have collected such wonderful memories! Truly unforgettable.” Yet others remarked, “we formed a real comradery which I believe shone through”, and, “the play has taught me never to give up”. Another said that he had learnt, “a great deal” about “how essential it is that we strive for equality in today’s society.”

See here for clips of rehearsals for the play.

The Symposium:

The playwright, Alex Giles, joined speakers from across the University and from the charities, Alana House and Women in Prison, for an afternoon of short ‘TED’-style talks. The Symposium was open to all students and staff and consisted of three seminars: ‘Past Protagonists’, ‘Present Challenges’, and ‘Future Hope’.

The Art Exhibition:

The art exhibition, ‘The Empowerment of the Female Artist’ included the work of staff at the School of Law and students at the Institute of Education.

The Poetry Competition

A poetry competition was organised on the theme of ‘equality’ which was open to all members of the University. The entries were celebrated and shared during a reading at the School of Law.

The Commemorative Book

Student involvement was integral to the design and creation of a commemorative book. The contributions from each of the events were collated into a beautiful anthology that is a lasting testament to “100 Years of Women’s Voices”. The book enables a wider audience to be reached and it provides students with a material record of their achievements.

The Global South Dialogue on Economic and Financial Crime Network – Inaugural conference

Dr. Folashade Adeyemo is co-hosting the inaugural conference of The Global South Dialogue on Economic and Financial Crime Network due to take place on Saturday 12th September, 2020.

This conference welcomes abstracts on contextualized regulatory reforms with the aim of resolving existing asymmetries and strengthening financial crime regulations in the Global South.

Abstracts submissions can be on the following themes:

  • Money Laundering Regulation
  • Tax Evasion and Avoidance
  • Financial Regulation
  • Terrorist Financing
  • Tax Expenditures
  • Whistleblowing
  • Asset Recovery
  • Corruption
  • Bribery
  • Fraud
  • The Intersection between Financial and Economic crimes
  • International Economic Law (broadly speaking)

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words. Please also provide a CV or brief resume and your current affiliation. Deadline for submission is 31st May 2020.

Abstracts should be sent to Vazinge@lincoln.ac.uk and/or F.adeyemo@reading.ac.uk

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