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A more stakeholder-friendly UK Corporate Governance Code

Earlier this month, the Financial Reporting Council issued a public consultation on a comprehensive review of the UK Corporate Governance Code. The review aims to make the code more focused and concise, and align it with the new economic and … Continue reading →

Published on 7th December 2017

Fiduciary duties and sustainable finance

Earlier this month, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the need to clarify that the fiduciary duties of institutional investors and asset managers allow (or require) them to take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when … Continue reading →

Published on 30th November 2017

PhD Studentship in Mediaeval History and Law: University of St Andrews

Currently at the University of St Andrews is a very important research programme under the director of Professor John Hudson entitled ‘Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the late eleventh to the … Continue reading →

Published on 27th November 2017

Space for local voices? Analysing the discourses of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Blog post by Mika Schröder and Louisa Parks* Ongoing work under the BENELEX project is exploring the extent to which decisions made under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can provide discursive space for local voices. Discourses are understood as a … Continue reading →

Published on 27th November 2017

Personality and Procedure: Judges and UNCLOS adjudication

In his first post as GJA Student Ambassador, Connor Hounslow reports from the 2017 Scottish Centre for International Law‘s Annual Lecture. This year’s lecture was delivered by Natalie Klein, Professor and Dean of Macquarie Law School.   Last Tuesday, Professor … Continue reading →

Published on 23rd November 2017

Introducing our first 2017-18 Student Ambassador

The Global Justice Academy runs a Student Ambassador programme within the University of Edinburgh, where current undergraduates and postgraduates can get involved with our work. Here, Connor Hounslow introduces himself as our first Student Ambassador for 2017-18. Connor will be … Continue reading →

Published on 14th November 2017

Reflections on Barry Nicholas’ Introduction to Roman Law by Wolfgang Ernst

On 2 November, 2017, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, organised a Memorial Conference on Barry Nicholas, as part of a series “Great Brasenose Lawyers”. Barry Nicholas spent his entire career at Brasenose. The event was more, as it advertised itself, … Continue reading →

Published on 8th November 2017

Benefit-sharing and traditional knowledge: recent developments and new frontiers in the climate regime

Guest blogpost by Annalisa Savaresi* November 2017: In 2015, the Paris Agreement became the first climate treaty to include a reference to traditional knowledge. Earlier in this blog (BENELEX blog) we considered how and why traditional knowledge has become a … Continue reading →

Published on 8th November 2017

ERC-project REDHIS – position for a post-doctoral researcher: “A study of Roman legal writings in Late Antiquity: manuscripts and papyri”.

From our friends in Pavia: Deadline for application: November 27th, 2017 The research project REDHIS (“Rediscovering the Hidden Structure. A New Appreciation of Juristic Texts and Patterns of Thought in Late Antiquity”) is opening a position for a post-doctoral researcher. … Continue reading →

Published on 7th November 2017

The Parker Review, One Year In

On 12 October 2017, the Parker Review published its Final Report on the ethnic diversity of UK boards, entitled “Beyond One by ‘21”. The Parker Review was created in 2015 to tackle the obstacles to ethno-cultural diversity in the boards … Continue reading →

Published on 27th October 2017