Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR

A newly published book, The Triangular Constitution: Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR, by Tom Flynn, lecturer in law at the University of Essex, offers a fresh account of modern European constitutionalism. It uses the Irish constitutional order to demonstrate that, right across the European Union, the national constitution can no longer … Continue reading Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR

High Court awards damages for libellous child grooming tweet

  Alexandros K. Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex* On 19 December 2018, Mr. Justice Nicklin handed down the judgment in Monir v Wood, ordering the defendant, the chairman of a local branch of a political party, to pay GBP 40 000 in damages for a defamatory message sent by a branch member through … Continue reading High Court awards damages for libellous child grooming tweet

Behind the frosty glass: the EU’s Unfair Contract Terms Directive as a tool for justice in the modern financial sector

  Dr Andrea Fejos, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex. Dr Fejos researches and teaches in the areas of consumer contract law and financial services law. She has published on a range of topics including on standard form contracts, unfair contract terms, consumer credit, consumer alternative dispute resolution and enforcement of consumer rights.   The 1993/13/EC … Continue reading Behind the frosty glass: the EU’s Unfair Contract Terms Directive as a tool for justice in the modern financial sector

Gender, War and Technology: Peace and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century

Emily Jones, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Technology is vastly changing contemporary conflict. While there has been a lot of recent focus by international lawyers on topics such as drone warfare and autonomous weapons systems, very little has been published on these issues from a gender and law perspective. Seeking to bridge this gap, … Continue reading Gender, War and Technology: Peace and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century

Research on online news consumption

  Alexandros K. Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 13 July 2018, Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, published two qualitative research reports (here and here) on people’s attitudes towards online news consumption. The purpose of the research was to acquire a more detailed understanding of the behaviours sitting behind the increase in … Continue reading Research on online news consumption

Blocking injunctions for boxing matches

Alexandros K. Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 20 September 2018, the High Court granted an order aimed at tackling illicit streams of professional boxing matches. The application was made by Matchroom Boxing Ltd against the UK’s main retail Internet service providers, including Sky UK Ltd, British Telecommunications Plc, Virgin Media Ltd … Continue reading Blocking injunctions for boxing matches