News from the Law School

7 August 2017

Publication of the week: Professor Susan Edwards

Edwards, S., “Protecting children and vulnerable adults from witchcraft and spirit possession: related violence, victimisation and other harms”, International Family Law, Policy and Practice 4.3 (Winter 2016), 31-40 This article explains the historical and legal background to the current position … Read more >

31 May 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Sargent, S., “Rights and reparation: An assessment of the UNDRIP’s contribution to American Indian land claims”, in S. Sargent & J. Samanta (eds), Indigenous Rights: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century (Buckingham: University of Buckingham Press, 2017), pp.88-115. ISBN: … Read more >

24 May 2017

Article by Professor Susan Edwards in The Times

Professor Edwards’ article “Uncovering the truth: when and why judges ask defendants to show their faces” was published in The Times on 18 May 2017.  The article concerns a recent case at Westminster Magistrates Court where the judge asked female … Read more >

3 May 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Sargent, S., “Truth and Consequences: Law, Myth and Metaphor in American Indian Contested Adoption”, Liverpool Law Review (2017) 38: 47. doi:10.1007/s10991-017-9193-7. This article considers the effects of the operations of myth and metaphor on law through a comparison of a … Read more >

26 April 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Patricia Covarrubia

Covarrubia, P. & L. Albani, “Cultural expressions: the intersection of culture and intellectual creations – Fado as a case study”, (2017) Intellectual Property Quarterly 1, 29-51 The inscription in 2011 of Fado, a Portuguese music genre, on the Representative List … Read more >

19 April 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Yelden, K., S. Sargent & J. Samanta, “Understanding the decision-making environment for people in minimally conscious state“, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2017).  DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2017.1310657. Patients in minimally conscious state (MCS) show minimal, fluctuating but definitive signs of awareness of themselves and their … Read more >

12 April 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt

Scutt, J.A. (ed.), Women, Law and Culture: Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). xvii + 319 pp. ISBN: 978-3-319-44938-8. This book explores cultural constructs, societal demands and political and philosophical underpinnings that position women in the world. It … Read more >

16 February 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia, “Colombia: Intellectual property and aboriginal handicraft”, in Sarah Sargent and Jo Samanta (eds), Indigenous Rights: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century (Buckingham: University of Buckingham Press, 2016). ISBN: 9781908684165. Indigenous peoples regard their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge … Read more >

1 February 2017

Publication of the week: Professor Susan Edwards

Susan S.M. Edwards, “Cyber-grooming young women for terrorist activity: Dominant and subjugated explanatory narratives”,  in E. Viano (ed.), Cybercrime, Organised Crime, and Societal Responses (Springer 2017), pp.23-47. ISBN: 978-3-319-44501-4. In this chapter, Professor Edwards argues that legislation and governmental strategies … Read more >

16 January 2017

Publication of the week: Professor Judith Bray

Bray, J., “Cohabitation: The long slow road to reform”, [2016] Fam Law 1428-1437 Currently unmarried couples have no right in law to claim ownership of each other’s property on relationship breakdown. This should be well known but there are still … Read more >

 

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