Category Archives: research

Free CeCIL public talk on Turkey’s state of emergency and human rights

The Kent Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) will hold a free public talk in Canterbury later this month, to address questions raised by the state of emergency currently in place in Turkey. Entitled State of Emergency: On Turkey’s Gulenist … Continue reading

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Kent first with PhD exchange agreement with the University of Melbourne

The University of Kent has established an exciting new doctoral student exchange agreement with the Law School at the University of Melbourne (MLS), which will enable research students at Kent Law School to spend a period of their research studies at … Continue reading

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Two SLSA prizes for outstanding socio-legal scholarship

Outstanding socio-legal scholarship at Kent Law School has been recognised by the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) with the award of two prizes – the Socio-Legal Article Prize to Professor Helen Carr and the Socio-Legal History and Theory Prize to Dr … Continue reading

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Professor Dermot Walsh’s research expertise in policing called upon by Irish media

Professor Dermot Walsh’s research expertise in policing is being called upon by the Irish media following the announcement of a major review of policing in Ireland. Professor Walsh, Co-Director of Research at Kent Law School, has published widely on policing … Continue reading

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Kent Law School co-sponsoring Intensive Doctoral Week in Paris

Kent Law School is co-sponsoring an intensive week of workshops and teaching to be held in Paris this summer for doctoral law students from around the world. Initiated in 2011, Intensive Doctoral Week (IDW) is co-organised annually by Sciences Po … Continue reading

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Law Professor made a Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Sally Sheldon has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the representative body of the social sciences in the United Kingdom. Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences who are recognised … Continue reading

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Professor Nick Grief invited to speak at Controversial Weapons Webinar

Dean for Medway (and Kent Law School professor) Nick Grief was invited to share his research expertise with investors across Australia and New Zealand this week for a webinar cautioning against investment in controversial weapons. The Controversial Weapons Webinar was … Continue reading

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Kent abortion law expert acknowledged in parliament

Legal advice provided by Kent abortion law expert Professor Sally Sheldon has been acknowledged in Parliament after MPs secured the right to introduce a Bill that would decriminalise abortion in England and Wales.  Currently, under sections 58 and 59 of … Continue reading

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Call for papers on the role of law in meeting contemporary global challenges

A call for papers exploring the role of law in meeting contemporary global challenges has been issued for the fifth interdisciplinary Graduate Research Conference to be hosted by Kent Law School on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 of June 2017. The conference … Continue reading

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CeCIL lecture offers critical re-examination of reparations

Public international law scholar Professor Vasuki Nesiah from New York University will offer a critical re-examination of the issue of reparations when she delivers the Centre for Critical International Law’s annual lecture at Kent on Thursday 23 March. In her talk, entitled … Continue reading

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