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Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Human Law

Professor Michael Bohlander has written a new book called ‘Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Human Law - The applicability of rules of war and human rights’.

Thom Brooks publishes new book Global Justice: An Introduction

Professor Thom Brooks, Chair in Law and Government at Durham Law School, has published a new student textbook. It’s entitled Global Justice: An Introduction and published by Wiley-Blackwell.
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Durham Law School visit to Universidad Externado de Colombia

Further to an earlier visit to Colombia by Bruce Wardhaugh and Gemma Davies, and to continue to deepen the relationship between Durham University and our partner Universidad Externado de Colombia, Dr Smith Azubuike and Dr Adebola Adeyemi visited Colombia from 14-16 August to promote a joint academic event and shared views on the UK critical minerals strategy and the likely impact for the UK and the global South.

Durham Law School research published in Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror recently ran an exclusive story based on original research by Durham Law School’s Professor Thom Brooks.
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If someone posts your private photos online, there has been little you can do about it – how changes in the law will finally help victims

Professor Clare McGlynn, KC (Hon), in Durham Law School, explains UK Government plans to amend the online safety bill to include significant changes to the law on the sharing and posting of intimate images.
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DLS first Professor in Practice presents paper for the 2023 Association of Pension Lawyers Summer Conference

“Leveraged LDI: Prudent deficit risk management or ultra vires speculation?” is the title of a paper prepared by Philip Bennett, the Law School’s first Professor in Practice, for the Association of Pension Lawyers Summer Conference in June 2023.
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Abortion prison sentence shows the law is focused on foetuses – why that’s dangerous for women

Associate Professor Emma Milne calls for parliament to conduct a thorough and compassionate review of criminal law in the context of abortion.
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Key climate temperature goals could be too high

Scientists – including one of Durham’s leading glaciologists - and several countries highly vulnerable to climate change have warned that key global temperature goals might be too high.
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Durham Law School Academic awarded prestigious Scottish Parliament Fellowship

Gemma Davies (Associate Professor in Criminal Law) together with her colleague Helena Farrand Carrapico (Professor of International Relations and European Politics, Northumbria University), was awarded a Scottish Parliament Fellowship on Criminal Justice and Policing after Brexit. The project, which starts in May 2023, aims to understand the impact of the current legal and political Scottish- EU relations on the Scottish criminal justice landscape.
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Thom Brooks addresses Legal Ed Con 2023

Professor Thom Brooks was invited to address the major annual Legal Ed Con 2023 in London last week.
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Professor Philip Bennett Discusses Leveraged LDI and UK Pension Funds Acting Ultra Vires in Recent Article

What is Leveraged LDI and were UK pension funds acting ultra vires are questions discussed by Professor in Practice Philip Bennett in a recent article
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Abortion: under-18s pushed towards in-person appointments but evidence shows remote consultations can be better option

Dr Elizabeth Chloe Romanis from our Law School and Dr Jordan Parsons from Keele University explain that telemedicine has made abortion more accessible and that this should extend to under-18s.
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