Dundee law graduate appointed High Commissioner to Ghana

Iain Walker 150x150
| General News, 2017

A Dundee law graduate has been appointed the UK’s High Commissioner to Ghana. Iain Walker, 40 (pictured), who attended Harris Academy and graduated with an LLB from Dundee University in 1998, will take up the post in August this year. The title “High Commissioner” is used instead of “ambassador” in the Commonwealth. Wendy Alexander, vice-principal (international) at Dundee University, said: “We are delighted to see Iain Walker appointed UK High Commissioner designate to Ghana, and it shows how Dundee graduates continue to succeed in the world of international diplomacy. ...

Implications of Brexit for the Devolution Settlement

Alan Page
| General News, 2017

Professor Page gave evidence on the implications of Brexit for the devolution settlement to the House of Lords European Committee and to the House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee in early February. He also spoke at an ESRC seminar in Cardiff on ‘Devolution, the repatriation of competences and the Great Repeal Bill’. ...

Dr Hartmann speaks at panel discussion on Guantánamo Detentions

Jacques Hartmann
| General News, 2017

Jacques Hartmann has been invited to speak at a panel discussion at Edinburgh Law School. The panel discussion considers ‘International Law and Guantánamo Detention Operations: Why it matters to Scotland’.  The panel discussion will address key legal and policy issues relating to the continued detention operations in Guantánamo in particular in light of the incoming US administration's suggestions that it may escalate activity there. At this crucial point in time, it is essential to highlight the impact of state-level decisions on the remaining detainees to policy-makers. Sco...

Commonwealth Day 2017

| General News

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Scotland Branch is arranging a round table discussion at the Scottish Parliament at 3.30pm on Wednesday 15 March 2017 to commemorate Commonwealth Day 2017.  Dundee University has been asked to nominate two students with an interest in or links to the Commonwealth and parliamentary democracy to participate in this discussion with MSPs.  The Branch Executive Committee considers it is extremely important to hear first-hand the views of young people in Scotland about what Commonwealth parliaments should do to best serve young people. The Secretary-Gene...

Article 50 and the Role of Parliament

| General News, 2017

Dundee International Law Society will be holding an event on 1st February at 5.00 p.m in Dalhousie Building Room 2F13.  Andrew Agnew, who is presently studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Dundee will talk about Article 50 and the Role of Parliament.  Please see full details: Article 50 and The Role of Parliament...