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Memorial: Alan Watson, Edinburgh 29 May, 2019

On 29 May, the life of the late William Alexander Jardine (Alan) Watson, 27 October 1933-7 November 2018 will be commemorated at an event in Old College, University of Edinburgh, at 3 p.m. in the Adam Lecture Theatre in the … Continue reading →

Published on 11th April 2019

Call for Papers: Administrative Multinormativity

Call for Papers Authors’ workshop Administory: Journal for the History of Public Administration https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/adhi/adhi-overview.xml Download the Call for  Papers in German here: CfP_de Volume 5: Administrative Multinormativity Which normative standards are able to guide administrative action? Irrespective of the era … Continue reading →

Published on 28th March 2019

Giving Peace a Chance in Danaan

In this post, Edinburgh Law School postgraduate student Phoebe Warren reflects on her experience of taking part in the peace process simulation ‘Building Inclusive Dialogue in Danaan’, organised as part of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning. It is frequently … Continue reading →

Published on 13th March 2019

Reporting from the Edinburgh Latin American Forum 2019

By Jonathan Ambrogi, on behalf of the Latin American Forum, sponsored by the GJA-GJA Innovative Initiative Fund. On 4-5 February 2019, the 8th edition of the  Edinburgh Latin American Forum took place at the Informatics Forum and the Business School … Continue reading →

Published on 6th March 2019

Fisheries-related questions about the ECJ’s judgments in the Western Sahara saga

Mihail Vatsov, University of Edinburgh, School of Law. The EU has found itself in the middle of the next major international law saga after Kadi. This is the Western Sahara saga. It relates to the applicability and legality of agreements between the EU and Morocco with respect to Western Sahara. As with any other occupied …

Published on 20th February 2019

Tumbling Lassie

Many readers of this Blog will know of the Tumbling Lassie project that aims to raise awareness of issues of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as raise funds for various anti-modern slavery and human trafficking charities. If interested in … Continue reading →

Published on 19th February 2019

Slavery in Scotland: Contemporary Case and Roman Law.

On 12 February, 2019, the High Court of Justiciary issued the opinion of the Apeal Court in John Millar v. Her Majesty’s Advocate [2019] HCJAC7. The appeal arose out of the well publicised trial of “travelling people” for holding some … Continue reading →

Published on 18th February 2019

Peter Gonville Stein Book Award American Society for Legal History

Peter Gonville Stein Book Award American Society for Legal History The Peter Gonville Stein Book Award is awarded annually for the best book in legal history written in English. This award is designed to recognize and encourage the further growth … Continue reading →

Published on 12th February 2019

Forty years in, forty years out

Tamara Hervey, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, University of Sheffield The EU affects virtually every aspect of the UK’s health laws and policies.  NHS staffing, integrated health care on the island of Ireland, cross-border healthcare for travellers, retired UK nationals in Spain, pharmaceutical and devices supply chains, human tissue and organ safety, research data …

Published on 28th December 2018

Legal History and Empires, University of the West Indies

Between 11 and 13 July, 2018, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, hosted an intentional Conference entitled: “Legal History and Empires: Perspectives from the Colonised”. It followed on from a conference at Singapore devoted to “Legal … Continue reading →

Published on 21st December 2018