Dundee University scholar provides advice in landmark human rights case

Jacques Hartmann
| General News, 2017

Dr Jacques Hartmann has contributed to an amicus curiae brief for a petition currently under consideration by the Philippines Human Rights Commission concerning the impacts of climate change. The Commission, a constitutional body with the power to investigate human rights violations, is considering a petition accusing 47 major carbon emitters, including Shell, BP, and Chevron, of breaching the fundamental rights to life, food, water, sanitation, adequate housing, and self-determination.  Many carbon emitters have questioned the Commission’s jurisdiction to investigate the petition. The...

Competition law instructor attends BIICL mergers update conference to inform and support student mock trials on current M&A deals

| General News,2017

This past Monday, Stephen Dnes attended the annual mergers conference hosted by the Competition Law Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, of which Stephen is a member. The conference covered several contemporary trends in the review of mergers and acquisitions for anti-competitive impact on the consumers, notably the impact of British independence from the EU, competition policy being for the time being primarily an EU competence. Other panels addressed developments in the analysis of innovation markets and remedies designed to preserve innovation following the Dow/DuPont mer...

Dundee students moot for Scotland

| General News, 2017

Final-year law students from the University of Dundee will represent Scotland as they take on a prestigious international law moot at The Hague later this month.  Each year, hundreds of law students from all over Europe compete against one another, representing their university and country at the Telders International Moot Court Competition, now in its 40th year.   The moot, a mock judicial proceeding, will see the team dispute a fictitious case between two states and defend their position in front of a panel of judges from the International Court of Justice, the highest legal organ in the United...

New Agreement between Thamassat University Faculty of Law and the University of Dundee

| General News, 2017

Dundee Law School is delighted to have hosted a visit by 6 members of staff and 11 PhD students from the Faculty of Law of Thamassat University. The Thamassat delegation was led by Dean of Faculty, Professor Udom Rathamarit. During the visit an articulation agreement between Dundee’s Law School and Thamassat was signed by Dean Rathamarit and the University of Dundee Principal, Professor Sir Pete Downes. Several Dundee Law School staff have already visited Thamassat and a further visit is planned for later this year. The visit coincided with another prestigious Thai visit to the University of Dundee. ...

Prestigious competition law opportunities secured by LL.M. graduate, while instructor becomes student for a day

| General News, 2017

A recent graduate of the LL.M. has secured opportunities in competition law with the EFTA Surveillance Authority, and with the Norwegian Competition Authority, building on an excellent research paper on the highly technical and topical question of the analysis of business efficiency under competition law. The Norwegian Competition Authority is the national competition authority responsible for the enforcement of EEA and national competition law in Norway, in co-ordination with other NCAs across Europe, with a mixed case brief including merger, cartel, and dominance cases. For its part, the EFTA Surveillanc...