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10 July 2014

Publications

Professor Gillian Douglas
G Douglas et al, Religious Divorce in England and Wales: Religious Tribunals in Action in P Shah et al (eds) Family, Religion and Law: Cultural Encounters in Europe Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 195-207.

Dr Julie Doughty
Doughty, J. 2014. Care proceedings - is there a better way?. Child and Family Law Quarterly 26(2), pp. 113-131.

Anna Grear
Choosing a Future: Social and Legal Aspects of Climate Change (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014) (with Professor Conor Gearty).

Choosing a Future: Social and Legal Aspects of Climate Change (2014) Issue 2/0 Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 1- 148 (with Professor Conor Gearty).

‘Towards ‘Climate Justice’? A critical reflection on legal subjectivity and climate injustice: Warning signals, patterned hierarchies, directions for future law and policy’ (2014) 2/0 Special Edition Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 103-133 (Also published in the book of the same name).

‘Choosing a Future: The Social and Legal Aspects of Climate Change’ (2014) 2/0 Special Edition, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 1-7 (with CA Gearty) (Also published in the book of the same name).

Dr Luke McDonagh
Plays, Performances and Power Struggles - Examining Copyright's 'Integrity in the Field of Theatre, Modern Law Review 77(4) (2014) 533-562.

Is there a Patent Troll Problem in the UK? Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal 24 (2014) 509-553 (With Brian Love and Christian Helmers)

Presentations/Conference Papers

Professor Norman Doe delivered a paper, The still small voice of Magna Carta in Christian law today at the conference Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law, held at the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple in London on Saturday 7 June 2014. The conference, organised by the Temple Church in association with the Institute of Contemporary British History, Dickson Poon School of Law and Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College London was the first in a series of events to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta 1215. Papers were also given by the Rt Hon The Lord Judge of Draycote (former Lord Chief Justice), and academics from amongst other places Cambridge, Harvard, Chicago and Madrid. The event was attended by the Master of the Rolls (Lord Dyson). Mark Hill QC, Honorary Professor at Cardiff, with Revd Robin Griffith-Jones, Master of the Temple, organised the event, and chaired the keynote address by Lord Judge of Draycote. The papers will be published as a book by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Professor Doe also convened the eighth annual meeting of the Interfaith Legal Advisers Network(set up in 2007 by the Centre for Law and Religion) which discussed a research project to be conducted at Oxford Brookes University on the place of faith in community cohesion - the legal challenges which faith communities and government face in working together for the public good - and the opportunities which religious organisations have to collaborate with academic researchers in the field of law and religion. The discussion followed presentations by Professor Peter Edge (Oxford Brookes), a leading scholar in the field of law and religion, and Sarah Hayes (a former student on the LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff Law School). The event was hosted by Dr Werner de Saegar and was held at Kellogg College Oxford on 23 June 2014.

Professor Urfan Khaliq has been presenting in June at a workshop in Oslo on human rights on ships and looking at the issue for the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law. A large book will be published shortly derived from the papers.

Funding

Professor Keith Syrett has received funding jointly with a colleague at the University of Zurich (Stephanie Dagron) for a three day workshop to be held at the Fondation Brocher, Geneva onEmerging ethical and human rights issues in the treatment and prevention of the global tuberculosis epidemic in December 2015. The workshop will be attended by academics and practitioners from across the globe and it was one of 28 projects (from over 80) chosen by the Foundation as having especially high academic value.

More information about the Foundation.

Student successes

Eithne D'Auria successfully defended her PhD thesis The Use of Experts in the Roman Catholic Church with Particular Reference to Marriage Cases. Her supervisor was Professor Norman Doe, and the two external examiners were John Duddington, Staffordshire University, and Professor Noel Cox, Head of Department of Law and Criminology, Aberystwyth University. The viva was chaired by Dr Russell Sandberg.

Alan O'Connor successfully defended his MPhil thesis Capturing the Benefits of Common Ownership: Landlord and Tenant Law in Commercial Property Portfolios. His supervisors were Professor Peter Luxton and Dr Elen Stokes and the two examiners were Ian Brookfield, Cardiff Law School and Professor Peter Sparkes, University of Southampton. The viva was chaired by Professor Jiri Priban.

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