New Research Assistant

| General News, 2018

Sean Whittaker has been appointed as a research assistant within the School of Social Sciences. A graduate of the University of Dundee's LLB in Scots Law and LLM in Environmental Law programmes, Sean has successfully defended his doctoral thesis at University College Cork and has published his work in Transnational Environmental Law. Sean will be working with Professor Colin Reid and Dr Jonathan Mendel in an Economic and Social Research Council funded project to evaluate the impact of the access to environmental information regime in Scotland through examining its use in pract...

Chair of Energy Law and Global Regulation

| General News, 2018

Professor Volker Roeben has now arrived in Dundee to take up Chair of Energy Law and Global Regulation in the School of Social Sciences, working with the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy and Dundee Law School.  Volker Roeben is professor of energy Law and global regulation at the University of Dundee, as well as a visiting professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, docent at the University of Turku and adjunct professor at the University of Houston.  Prior to coming to Dundee, he was a professor at Swansea University and a senior research fello...

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...