Professor Ferguson appointed to JUSTICE Working Party on Biometrics

Pamela Ferguson
| General News, 2017

Biometrics are distinctive physical characteristics which can help to identify an individual. They include fingerprints, retinal scans, DNA profiles, blood-typing, facial photographs, video recordings, vein patterning, and voice recognition. John Scottt QC is chairing an Independent Advisory Group on the use of biometric data in policing, and JUSTICE Scotland has established a working group to respond to this. Professor Pamela Ferguson has been appointed to this working group, along with Kenneth Campbell QC,  Simon Crabb and Leigh Lawrie, all from the Faculty of Advocates. The...

Transitional Justice workshop

| General News, 2017

Dr Jacques Hartmann contributed to a workshop on Transitional Justice. Participation and ownership have emerged as key concepts in transitional justice initiatives across the globe. The aim of the interdisciplinary workshop, which was hosted by Stirling University on 4-5 September, was to bring together practitioners, stakeholders and scholars of transitional justice to problematise the concepts and examine experiences in Sri Lanka, Colombia and Northern Ireland, alongside other contexts. The workshop was organised by Dr Ioana Cismas, Stirling and York University, and included participants from all around ...

Law at Dundee number 1 in the UK for teaching in new survey of student satisfaction

| General News, 2017

Dundee Law School has achieved the top ranking in the UK for teaching in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) and has been rated 8th overall of the 94 law schools in the survey.  This is the second successive year Dundee Law School has ranked in the top 10 in the NSS.    Professor Stuart Cross, Head of Law at The University of Dundee, said, “The results for Law are outstanding. To be ranked top in the entire United Kingdom for our teaching is a wonderful accolade. "The overall satisfaction of our students rose again this year to 95% which is the fourth successive year this measure h...

Dundee Graduate offered prestigious Carnegie-Caledonian Scholarship

| General News, 2017

The Law School is pleased to announce that Samuel White, who graduated from Dundee University in 2015, has been offered a Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarship. The prestigious scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from Scottish universities, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research.   Samuel will start his postgraduate research in October 2017. His research will be on constitutional law and human rights and he plans to examine whether the UK's current framework for human rights offers a sufficient level of prot...

Sustainable management of the historic environment

Andrea Ross
| General News, Research News, 2017, CECHR

Professor Andrea Ross has recently published an article entitled ‘Sustainable management in policy and practice:  the placing of solar panels on listed buildings in Scotland’ in Environmental Law and Management.   One of the challenges for sustainable management of the historic environment is to identify its key characteristics and to then establish the boundaries within which change can continue so that it enhances rather than diminishes historic character. This article critically examines how the current system for managing change in listed buildings in Scotland is dealing with the ...