Sport is a global system that generates its own rules and principles, but operates in the context of universal values, such as fair play, right to participate, and solidarity. Amongst these values, the protection of human rights of athletes, sportspeople, workers and fans must be upheld. The “Sport and Human Rights” seminar will highlight the challenges faced by a private system bound to apply public standards.
This is the fifth year of our successful Annual Policing Lecture. This year we are delighted to have Professor Philip Stenning of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 3.00 pm in room LP 0.25, Law & Psychology Building. The lecture by Professor Philip Stenning is “From ‘community policing’ to ‘plural policing’ provision: Evolving understandings of ‘policing'”. Philip will be talking about developments in policing from ‘the police’, via ‘private security’, to ‘plural policing provision’, and implications for what ‘policing’ involves, under whose auspices it is being undertaken, and how it can and should be democratically governed and held publicly accountable in the future. The lecture will draw on policing research, policy and practice.
Thursday 6th February 2020, 5:30pm Room LP 0.25, Law & Psychology Building. “Do Policing and Politics Make Happy Bedfellows? Or is ‘Operational Independence’, a Fundamental Principle of British Policing, Being Eroded?” Returning to present his second annual lecture at Edge Hill University, Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM will discuss the relationship between politics and policing. Read the full article to book your free place.
The Caroline Norton Award has been presented this year to 3rd year LLB Law student Atalanta Sanders-Cox in recognition of achieving the highest mark overall in Land Law 2019. This Award includes a trophy for the successful student to keep and a summer vacation scheme
Judge Professor Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to social justice and human rights law with an honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University.
On Monday 9th December 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am in LP 0.25 (Law & Psychology Lecture Theatre), Tim Holroyde a Lord Justice of Appeal and Chairman of the Sentencing Council will be speaking to our staff and students on the role of the Sentencing Council.
Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré and Dr Triestino Mariniello have been invited to give a seminar within the context of training activities of the European Court of Human Rights. The event on ‘Counter-terrorism and the ECtHR: State of Emergency and Deportation with Assurances in Context’, chaired by Judge Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque.
Dr Giuffré has recently submitted her monograph on the “Readmission of Asylum Seekers under International Law” (Hart Publishing, 2019). As discourses relating to refugees’ access to territory, rescue at sea, and push-backs dominate political debate as never before, this research could not be more timely.
A law graduate who uses social media to help other trainee lawyers has been acknowledged with a £2,000 scholarship from Edge Hill University. Ellis Kindred, who graduated with an LLB (Hons) Law degree with First Class Honours, received a University Scholarship for her outstanding work representing the ethos of the institution. Her blog El’s legal […]
The first female President of the UK Supreme Court, who was also the first woman and the youngest person to be appointed to the Law Commission, has received the award Honorary Doctor of Laws from Edge Hill University.