Dundee Student Participates in UN meeting

| General News, Research News, 2017

One of Dundee’s Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students, Charlotte White, has been invited to participate in the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). The session will be held at the UN campus in New York between 11th and 23th of March. Charlotte has been appointed to represent the Scottish Episcopal Church, a part of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The ACC, unlike other NGOs, enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and as such Charlotte will be given a temporary UN pass and access to all of the ses...

Dr Brian Christopher Jones launches book at SOAS

| General News, Research News, 2017

Dr Brian Christopher Jones will today be attending a launch of his book Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements at University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Edited by Dr Jones, his collection brings together some of Asia’s, and especially Taiwan and Hong Kong’s, most prolific writers, many of whom are internationally recognised experts in their respective fields. The book addresses the legal and political significance of both movements, including the complex questions they posed as regards democracy, rule of law, authority,...

Human Rights Day sees the establishment of a new working group

| General News, Research News, 2017

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the University of Dundee, we celebrate this important day by establishing the Dundee Human Rights Working Group. The working group builds on the recent expansion of human rights-related research capacity across the University of Dundee. As such, it builds on the strong foundation of human rights expertise and on research taking place across many disciplines at the University of Dundee, and will provide an excellent forum for future projects. Am...

Socio-Legal Environmental Studies

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| General News, 2017,news 2017

Prof. Colin Reid was one of the speakers a workshop on "Exploring the 'Socio-Legal' in Environmental Law" held in Cardiff.  He contributed to the session on Making History, exploring what historical research can add to our appreciation of environmental law and drew on his previous work on the environmental legislation of the original Scottish Parliament.  The event was organised with the Journal of Environmental Law (OUP) of which Prof. Reid is an Associate Editor....

Prof Reid appointed to Grouse Moor Review

| General News, Research News, 2017,news 2017

Prof. Colin Reid has been appointed to the independent review group established by Scottish Ministers to review the management of grouse moors.  In announcing the review the Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, said: "This new group will look at what we can do to balance our commitment to tackling wildlife crime with grouse moor management practices, so it continues to contribute to our rural economy, while being sustainable and compliant with the law."  Among other things, the group, led by Dundee Professor Emeritus Alan Werritty, will look at the environmental impact ...