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Should we have hope for the human rights project?

Vivek Bhatt is reading for a PhD in Law, and is a Global Justice Academy Student Ambassador for 2016-17. He recently attended and spoke at a conference hosted by the University of Sussex’s Human Rights Research Centre. The conference theme … Continue reading →

Published on 21st February 2017

Peace and Conflict Series: Into the Grey Zone of Human Rights Violations with Political Theorist Mihaela Mihai

The many ways of being complicit in violence and injustice An interview with Mihaela Mihai, Senior Research Fellow in Political Theory at the University of Edinburgh   What is your current research about? The Auschwitz survivor and great Italian writer Primo … Continue reading →

Published on 20th February 2017

Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History 2017

Special Theme: Conflict Regulation Date: 25 July – 04 August 2017 Deadline: 31 March 2017 The Course The Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History provides a selected group of highly motivated early-stage graduates, usually PhD candidates, an in-depth introduction to … Continue reading →

Published on 20th February 2017

An Independent Scotland and the EU: What Route to Membership?

In the event of independence, how might Scotland pursue EU membership? Kirsty Hughes and Tobias Lock explore the principal options, arguing that ensuring Scotland’s continuity with EU laws and policy would ultimately be more important than attempting to secure a fast-tracked route to membership, which would be completed in any case after Brexit. Extended Article […]

Published on 20th February 2017

Will Brexit Mean More Devolution to Scotland?

The return of powers from the EU post-Brexit is often linked to an assumption that there will be consequential further devolution for Scotland, writes Mark Lazarowicz. He questions this view and suggests that the indications from the UK Government are that it may well adopt a more deliberative approach to the transfer of powers from […]

Published on 17th February 2017

Leibniz, Nova methodus discendae docendaeque jurisprudentiae – new translation from Talbot Publishing

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is nowadays best remembered as an inventor of calculus (in rivalry with Isaac Newton) and as the man lampooned by Voltaire as Pangloss. But of course, there was much more to him than that. He deserves further … Continue reading →

Published on 15th February 2017

Legal History Event – Glasgow

From our colleagues in Glasgow, notice of the following event: On 17 March 2017 at 5.00 pm, Lucinda Kirby of the University of Liverpool, presently holding the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher at the University of Glasgow, will … Continue reading →

Published on 14th February 2017

Peace and Conflict Series: What is so ‘Modern’ about Modern Conflict?

Eavesdropping on a roundtable conversation at the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict… ‘Modern conflict’ is commonly used to refer to conflicts in recent history that used particular modernised means of waging war and share a number of other … Continue reading →

Published on 8th February 2017

Benefit-sharing and insights from deliberative democracy

Benefit-sharing and insights from deliberative democracy By Louisa Parks February 2017: A clear finding from research about benefit-sharing agreements, including research underway within the Benelex project, is that effective fair and equitable benefit-sharing must be understood as a process rather … Continue reading →

Published on 6th February 2017

Stair Society Bursary, 2017-2018

For the academic year 2017–18, the Stair Society, Scotland’s leading legal history society, will offer one or more one-year bursaries of £1,000 to postgraduate students who are enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme and who are preparing a thesis … Continue reading →

Published on 4th February 2017