Law and Criminology students from Edge Hill University gained unique insight from a trip to Germany funded by the Student Opportunity Fund.
As a Member of ASGI, Dr Giuffré was invited to the international Festival Sabir held in Lecce (Italy) in May 2019 to take part in a day of legal training on “the closing of the Libyan migration route as a building block of the strategies of the European Union: responsibility for serious acts of violence suffered by foreigners and legal instruments to counter them.” As a speaker in this panel, she presented on “The closing of ports and indirect refoulement: What role for the European Court of Human Rights?”, discussing when access to ports to people in distress must be guaranteed.
Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré took part in the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference held in London between 3-5 June 2019. This year’s special theme – ‘Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy?’. Within a panel on Borders Externalization, Dr Giuffré gave a talk on “Stemming Refugee Flows to Europe through ‘Contactless’ Migration Controls beyond Borders: What Responsibility for European States?” engaging in discussion on jurisdiction and refugee rights, especially non-refoulement and the right to leave.
A Law & Psychology student is spending her summer helping people affected by the Windrush scandal.
Dr Triestino Mariniello has been invited to teach Ph.D. students in Global Studies at the University of Urbino (Italy). In light of his recent research published in the German Law Journal, Dr Mariniello will hold a lecture on ‘State of Emergency and Administrative Detention’. The lecture will examine the use of preventive detention within the context of a state of emergency.
Politics lecturer Paula Keaveney casts her eye over the UK’s EU runners and riders, as she casts her eye over the elections the UK wasn’t supposed to be a part of.
On Wednesday 5th June 2019 from 2pm – 4pm in B105 investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins will talk about her investigation into a South African prison run by British company G4S. Ruth uncovered widespread use of electroshocking, suspicious deaths, forced medication with anti-psychotic drugs and lengthy isolation of inmates at multinational security company G4S’ Bloemfontein prison. Major international news networks ran the story, a governmental investigation was announced and G4S saw its shares drop.
Four politics students from Edge Hill University have taken the leap into local politics with one first year student becoming an elected councillor for the first time.
Later this month we have an unusual, and potentially defining, political event. In previous years, the five yearly European Elections have been low-key. Most parties have run campaigns about anything but Europe. In the run up to the elections Paula Keaveney, Programme Leader for Politics, will be looking at some of the communication issues surrounding the contest.
Dr Triestino Mariniello and Dr Peter Langford will present their recent Report on ‘Israel’s Administrative Detention in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: An Assessment of Applicable Norms of International Law and Possibilities of Enforcement’ at the House of Commons, Westminster, London.