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Law and Global Justice (LGJ)

 Law and Global Justice (LGJ)

Law and Global Justice (LGJ) provides a forum for the development and dissemination of research in the field of Global law and justice. We are a community of academics and postgraduate researchers within Durham Law School with links to colleagues throughout the University and beyond.

Law and Global Justice is an inclusive research group that promotes and supports a broad range of research interests across a diverse range of questions and issues. These areas include globalisation and development, Global constitutionalism, the law of armed conflict, international terrorism, broad questions of international human rights, Global legal theory and history.

Our group provides a forum for cultivating research ideas and projects and encouraging collaborative research and funding applications.

 Law and Global Justice aims:

  • To encourage research, scholarship and engagement with questions of Global justice
  • To assist in the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers
  • To establish and maintain links with external institutions and to disseminate the work of its members to a wide Global audience
  • To contribute to high quality research led teaching and supervision in the field of Global justice on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • To engage with undergraduate students to foster awareness and consciousness of important Global justice questions

 Dr. Aoife O'Donoghue and Catherine Turner, (Conveners)

 Jane Rooney and Konstantina Tzouvala, (Deputy Conveners Post-Graduate).

News

Crimea: EU, Human Rights and Public International Law: North East Rapid Response Round Table

Durham Law School PGR Conference

1 May 2014 , 13:30—15:00, St Mary’s College, Durham University

Durham Law School PGR Conference, 1st-2nd May, 2014

The organisers of the upcoming PGR Conference of three research centres of Durham Law School, the Durham European Law Institute, Law and Global Jus-tice and the Human Rights Centre, are inviting external Postgraduate Researchers, especially those studying in the North East, to participate in a Round Table discussion concerning European, Human Rights and Public International Law perspectives on the crisis in the Crimea

(2 Apr 2014) » More about Crimea: EU, Human Rights and Public International Law: North East Rapid Response Round Table


Prosecutions, Politics and Transitions

Prosecutions, Politics and Transitions

06th May, 4pm to 6pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre.

Supported by:

Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Law and Global Justice

Islam, Law and Modernity

Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School | Santander Bank

The dramatic uprisings that ousted the long-standing leaders of several countries in the Arab region have set in motion an unprecedented period of social, political and legal transformation. Prosecutions of former leaders and other high-ranking government officials have emerged as the single most pursued route of transitional justice - something which was almost non-existent prior to the uprisings in the Arab region.

(27 Mar 2014) » More about How criminal justice in the Arab Spring is shaping transitional justice