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Law - 24.01.2023
Leading Labour MP welcomes report into racial bias in justice system
Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy MP has welcomed a report by experts from The University of Manchester which highlighted the issue of racial bias in the justice system, after a meeting to discuss the findings with the academics and co-authors who compiled it.

Law - 17.01.2023
Bruno de Witte and the ever-evolving field of EU law
Professor Bruno de Witte is saying goodbye to Maastricht University, but not to European Law.

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 17.01.2023
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
The law must be toughened up to make intentionally deceiving a person into engaging in sexual activity a crime, according to a new report published today.

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 13.01.2023
Iran executions and the role of ’revolutionary courts’
Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School explains the role of Iran's 'revolutionary courts' in the suppression of widespread protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody in September 2022.

Environment - Law - 11.01.2023
Taking Climate to Court
Over a dozen climate-related lawsuits are pending at the European Court of Human Rights, putting legal processes at the institution to the test.

Computer Science - Law - 16.12.2022
CMU, Fordham Law School Lead NSF Project To Bridge Law and Computing
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) and Fordham University School of Law are collaborating on a new National Science Foundation program to study innovative ways to make software more accountable by bridging the gap between law and computing.

Law - 08.12.2022
’Some actions may be violence in the legal sense, but are not automatically punishable’
Legal scholar Frank Zimmermann on the criminal law assessment of the current climate protests.

Law - 29.11.2022
GLaw-Net Seminar with Lucas Carlos Lima
On 23 November 2022, the Glaw-Net held the hybrid seminar featuring Lucas Carlos Lima , Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Law - Health - 28.11.2022

Law - Life Sciences - 25.11.2022
Prestigious European grant for promising researchers at Maastricht University
Scientists Daniel Keszthelyi and Anna Beckers from Maastricht University (UM) are to receive a prestigious European grant for early career researchers: the Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Career - Law - 15.11.2022

Social Sciences - Law - 15.11.2022
Domestic violence restraining orders and access to guns: U-M expert discusses
University of Michigan researcher April Zeoli addresses the implications of a recent Texas judge's decision to strike down the federal law prohibiting access to firearms for individuals subject to domestic violence protection orders. Zeoli is one of the nation's leading experts on policy interventions for firearm use in intimate partner violence and serves as director of the policy core at U-M's Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

Health - Law - 14.11.2022
Detroit eviction filings on track to return to pre-pandemic level as COVID-19 protections expire
Policy brief: A Public Health Crisis, Not a Property Dispute: Learning from COVID-19 Eviction Response Measures in Detroit With pandemic-era protections expiring, eviction filings in Detroit rose from historic lows to 75% of the pre-pandemic rate as of June.

Law - Politics - 09.11.2022
Analysis: US midterms: 42 new voting laws since 2021 risk undermining confidence in U.S. democracy
Analysis: US midterms: 42 new voting laws since 2021 risk undermining confidence in U.S. democracy
Matthew Schlachter (UCL Institute of the Americas) explores in The Conversation what new restrictive voting laws could mean for Americans' confidence in democracy.

Law - 07.11.2022
Private landlords need information and education to improve standards for renters
Many private landlords lack the knowledge, skills and support needed to provide decent homes for renters, a new study has found. The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) study, by Dr Jennifer Harris and Professor Alex Marsh at the University of Bristol, is based on a survey carried out with over 1000 landlords and on 68 in-depth interviews with landlords, letting agents and experts.

Innovation - Law - 27.10.2022
UK police fail to meet 'legal and ethical standards' in use of facial recognition
UK police fail to meet ’legal and ethical standards’ in use of facial recognition
Researchers devise an audit to test whether police deployment of facial recognition poses a threat to fundamental human rights, and analyse three instances of technology use by British police - with all three failing to meet -minimum ethical and legal standards-.

Innovation - Law - 26.10.2022
Drones and the law
They can do it already: deliver pizzas and medicines, inspect windows for cleanliness, monitor crowds.

Law - Campus - 24.10.2022

Law - Economics / Business - 19.10.2022
After the Optus data breach, calls for changes to privacy laws
A minimum disclosure framework should inform the public about the type of data breach and the strategies the organisation affected has adopted to mitigate the damages.

Law - Politics - 19.10.2022
Devolution a ’necessary step’ towards a better Welsh criminal justice system, academics argue
The pathologies of the Welsh criminal justice system can only be properly addressed by devolving powers to Wales, academics from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre conclude.

Law - Campus - 18.10.2022

Criminology / Forensics - Law - 14.10.2022
Are all escape helpers criminals?
It is a well-known phenomenon: people coming to Europe from Afghanistan, Iran or Syria are, in the majority of cases, dependent on help from traffickers.

Law - 06.10.2022
Journalists exposed to prosecution under Foreign Interference Act
Journalists may face decades in prison for 'foreign interference' offences unless urgent changes are made to Australia's national security laws, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

Law - Health - 27.09.2022
UvA News
UvA News
Anniek de Ruijter appointed professor of Health Law and Policy She used to want to work in theater, but her career took a different direction: Anniek de Ruijter was appointed professor of Health Law and Policy at the UvA last September.

Law - 23.09.2022
Jeremy Corbyn speaks at launch of clothing poverty campaign
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP has spoken at the launch of a new campaign to expose clothing poverty during the current cost of living crisis, and ensure adequate clothing for all.
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