Reading alumna, Natasha Shotunde received the Rising Star award at the UK Diversity Legal Awards.
On 6 December Professor Mike Schmitt spoke on “Over-the-Horizon Attacks” at the Naval War College’s “Afghanistan and International Law” Workshop.
Professor Schmitt gave the keynote address at the NATO International Cyber Law course on 3 December.
Professor Schmitt directed the Executive Course on International Cyber Law, which is certified by Reading Law School and sponsored by the governments of Singapore, Australia, and the Netherlands, between 23 November and 2 December. Participants included government officials from throughout Southeast Asia.
Ruvi’s comment on the plight of migrants being held in Albania has been reported in The Times.
The book asks the question how can we determine what are the obligations of corporations with respect to fundamental rights in law?
David was interviewed by the IACL Blog about the book.
The question the book deals with is relevant to a range of current issues. For instance, the nature of the obligations of Facebook and Twitter with regard to free speech and privacy; the nature of the obligations of companies like Moderna and Pfizer to make their vaccines available across the world; the nature of the obligations of mining companies with respect to the environment and climate change.
The book examines existing legal models around the world and systematizes, justifies and develops what I term a ‘multi-factoral approach’. It examines methods for balancing competing factors – it defends the use of proportionality for ascertaining corporation’s negative obligations and proposes a novel seven-step test for determining their positive obligations. Since judgment is ineliminable when determining corporate obligations, I finally propose legal and institutional reforms – both at the national and international levels – to improve decision-making surrounding corporate obligations and embed fundamental rights within the corporate structure and the minds of key decision-makers.
The School is pleased to share that four one-week mini pupillages have been secured for the best performing students in either the Banking Law or Company Law modules! These mini pupillages will take place at Garden Court Chambers, (GCC) located in London. There is flexibility in the start dates, between July, August or September 2022.
The top 10 best students in these two modules will be invited to apply for one of the four mini pupillages at GCC. You will be required to write a cover letter addressed to Dr Folashade Adeyemo outlining the following:
- Why you deserve to win this mini pupillage;
- The area(s) of law you are interested in;
- Why you are interested in a career at the Bar;
- How this mini pupillage will help you further your career.
You will be required to attach an up to date copy of your CV. Eligible students will be contacted after the examination results. Good luck!
Listen to Dr Ruvi Zeigler talking about the importance of the universal declaration on human rights, the responsibilities of nations to refugees and the battle to protect their rights.
The Fourth Edition of Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance in Hong Kong, which is written by Professor Rob Merkin QC, has been published. The new fourth edition takes into account the overhaul of the Hong Kong regulatory system for insurers and intermediaries, and includes analysis of the recent COVID-19 test case: Sweet & Maxwell – Online Bookstore (sweetandmaxwell.com.hk)