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Marcos Zunino

Biography Dr Marcos Zunino is Research Fellow in Judicial Independence and Constitutional Transitions. His current work at BIICL looks into the judiciary in the context of transitional justice and constitutional change. His areas of research include transitional justice, human rights, constitutional law, international criminal law and public international law. He is the author of Justice Framed: A Genealogy of Transitional Justice as well as of a number of journal articles and book chapters.…

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Nyasha Weinberg

Biography Nyasha Weinberg is a Research Consultant in Rule of Law Measurement at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. She received her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University and her undergraduate degree from Oxford University. Nyasha is currently a re:constitution fellow and visiting scholar at the Hertie School in Berlin working on how data can help prevent Rule of Law backsliding. She has previously worked as policy expert including serving as a policy adviser to the UK government,…

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Patryk Wachowiec

Biography Patryk Wachowiec is a Research Fellow and Training Co-ordinator in European Rule of Law at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. Patryk is also a Legal Analyst at the Civil Development Forum (FOR Foundation). Previously, he was a parliamentary consultant at the Bureau of Research of the Chancellery of the Sejm where he was providing legal assistance for Deputies and Sejm bodies. His tasks included counselling on a range of legal and systemic topics, in particular analyzing the…

European Law+1

Jan van Zyl Smit

Biography Dr Jan van Zyl Smit joined the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law as a Research Fellow in 2013. Much of his work at the Centre has focused on the use of legal frameworks to foster and protect the independence of the judiciary. He is the author of The Appointment, Tenure and Removal of Judges under Commonwealth Principles: A Compendium and Analysis of Best Practice  and was involved in the development of the Cape Town Principles on the Role of Independent Commissions in the Selection…

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Sara Razai

Biography Dr Sara Razai joined the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in 2020 as a Research Fellow for the the research project Special Processes for the Reassessment and Removal of Judges in the Context of Constitutional Transitions   funded by the UK AHRC. An expert in empirical research on the judiciary, her research has fed into policy-making and she has provided different actors and stakeholders with policy recommendations and programmatic responses at national and international…

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Ellis Paterson

Biography Ellis Paterson joined the Bingham Centre as a Research Assistant in the Rule of Law in October 2018. She is currently working towards her LL.M. in Public Law at the London School of Economics. Upon graduating from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Laws in 2015, she moved to Tokyo, where she taught English for two years. She returned to the UK to pursue her academic and research studies and has since been involved with various voluntary organisations committed to access…

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Abiodun Michael Olatokun

Biography Abiodun, or Michael, is a lawyer, academic and campaigner committed to helping the most marginalised groups in society to change the world. He leads the Bingham Centre's Public and Youth Engagement Programme, supervising our volunteers in teaching schoolchildren across the country about law and politics. He is Course Director of 'Citizenship and the Rule of Law', an online human rights course run by BIICL in collaboration with the University of London. Outside of the Bingham Centre,…

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Lucy Moxham

Biography Lucy Moxham joined the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at BIICL in January 2012. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Rule of Law and leads the Bingham Centre's programme of work on Government and the Rule of Law. At the Bingham Centre, Lucy has worked extensively on Rule of Law and human rights issues, including as part of the RECONNECT research project on 'Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law' (www.reconnect-europe.eu), which has received…

European Law+2

Katie Lines

Katie Lines joined the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law as a Research Fellow in January 2021. Katie's work with the Centre initially focussed on the Rule of Law Monitoring of Legislation Projec t, the aim of which is a systematic analysis of all Government Bills to assess whether they comply with Rule of Law principles. She is now working with the RECONNECT research project  on 'Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law', which has received funding…

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Murray Hunt

Biography Murray Hunt is the Director of the Bingham Centre and Director of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre. He has a lifelong interest in the ways and means by which the values a society considers fundamental attain and keep a special normative status, how that special status can be reconciled with a commitment to representative democracy, and how to get practitioners and theorists to talk to each other about these questions so that practice is informed by theory,…

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Oliver Garner

Biography Dr. Oliver Garner is Maurice Wohl Research Fellow in European Rule of Law at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He holds a B.A. in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws and a Doctorate in Laws from the European University Institute (EUI). His Ph.D. research analysed withdrawal and opt-outs from the European Union. His work has been published in the Cambridge…

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Ronan Cormacain

Biography Dr Cormacain is senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is leading the Rule of Law Monitoring of Legislation Project. This aim of this project is a systematic analysis of all Government Bills to assess whether they comply with Rule of Law principles. Dr Cormacain was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland, has an LLM in Human Rights from Queens University Belfast, and an LLM from the University…

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Tufyal Choudhury

Biography Tufyal Choudhury is a Senior Research Fellow on National Security and the Rule of Law at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is supporting the Independent Commission on UK Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy. He is also an Associate Professor at Durham Law School and a Senior Research Affiliate of the Canadian Terrorism, Security and Society Research Network. His work focuses on issues of human rights and counterterrorism,…

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Julinda Beqiraj

Biography Dr. Julinda Beqiraj is the Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law. She works on a number of projects, including one on the role of the rule of law in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and one on barriers and solutions to access to justice across jurisdictions. She is also involved in the organization of Bingham Centre events on these issues. Julinda also works as an expert consultant for the Council of Europe, Commission on the Efficiency of Justice…

European Law+3

Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic

EVENTS Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Book Launch with Talk Please join us to launch the Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic, with a talk by Adam Wagner, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and leading authority on the law relating to COVID-19 in the UK, along…

COVID-19+1

The Climate Case against Total in France: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

EVENTS The Climate Case against Total in France:  Lessons Learned and Future Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Climate litigation is developing in a large number of countries around the world. Alongside lawsuits against states, there are more and more lawsuits against companies.…

Business and Human Rights+4

We need the Rule of law

Too often the rule of law is seen as an abstract concept strictly for lawyers and politicians, but it plays a huge role in each of our lives. And so we would think that it is naturally in the interests of world governments to protect it. Nothing could be further from the truth; the World Justice Project recently found that most of the human population live in a place that is less rule-of-law-compliant than before the pandemic. Over 4 billion people are denied the opportunity to escape…

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The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (In person participation)

EVENTS The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (In person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details China, the second largest economy in the world, enacted its 'Enterprise Bankruptcy Law' in 2006, a law…

Business and Human Rights+3

The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (Online participation)

EVENTS The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (Online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organisers Event Details China, the second largest economy in the world, enacted its 'Enterprise Bankruptcy Law' in 2006, a law that covered…

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Short Course: European Rule of Law Toolbox

EVENTS Short Course: European Rule of Law Toolbox Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details The course offers an in-depth and practical approach to the mechanisms established by the European Union and the Council of Europe to promote and defend the Rule of Law as a foundational value. Bringing…

European Law+1

Lessons for a 'Post-Pandemic' Future

EVENTS Lessons for a 'Post-Pandemic' Future Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  This Event is sponsored by Organised by  Webinar   The COVID-19 pandemic not only ravaged human bodies but also had profound and possibly enduring effects on the health of political and legal systems, economies…

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New article published by Guy Beringer in City A.M

Guy Beringer, Co-Chairman of the Bingham Development Board considers how the emergence of economic sanctions creates new challenges for government, business and the law. The emergence of economic sanctions as a potential deterrent weapon for dealing with rogue states gives rise to new challenges for government, business and the law. This will require new thinking and co-ordinated planning. It will also require better understanding of the rationale for rule of law principles in market economies.…

Comparative Law+3

Law and Change: Smart Cities, Platform Economy and the Vulnerable

EVENTS Law and Change: Smart Cities, Platform Economy and the Vulnerable Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Law and Change Series The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management…

AI and Data Worlds+4

Short Course: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics

EVENTS Short Course: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This course is delivered in partnership with Course Details This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising in the context of artificial intelligence; an…

AI and Data Worlds+3

The CJEU Judgement on the Budget Conditionality Regulation: Unleashing EU Rule of Law Enforcement?

EVENTS The CJEU Judgement on the Budget Conditionality Regulation: Unleashing EU Rule of Law Enforcement? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has announced that it will deliver judgment on 16 February in the joint cases C-156/21 and C-157/21 of Hungary and Poland…

European Law+1

Beyond The UK Supreme Court judgment on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Reflections on the Continuing Human Rights Journey in Scotland

EVENTS Beyond The UK Supreme Court judgment on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Reflections on the Continuing Human Rights Journey in Scotland Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has been ratified by 196 countries around…

Courts and Tribunals+3

Parliamentary Scrutiny, Evidence and the Rule of Law: lessons from the pandemic and beyond

EVENTS Parliamentary Scrutiny, Evidence and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the pandemic and beyond Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details What information and evidence does Parliament need to enable it to oversee government law-making? Is Parliament currently provided with sufficient information and,…

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The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy

EVENTS The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 9 December at 6.00pm, the British Academy and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law will co-host a livestreamed discussion on The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy. The event has been prompted by Sir…

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The Politics and Policymaking of Encryption

EVENTS The Politics and Policymaking of Encryption Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This event is sponsored by the Jones Day Foundation and co-hosted by Prospect and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. Event Details End-to-end encryption of online messages is prized by tech giants, but governments…

AI and Data Worlds+1

Law and Change: Social Media

EVENTS Law and Change: Social Media Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on a series of webinars on 'Law…

AI and Data Worlds+4

Law-making in Illiberal Regimes

EVENTS Law-making in Illiberal Regimes Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with the journal  Theory and Practice of Legislation Event Details There has been a global rise in what may be termed illiberal regimes - that is to say, states and governments which reject some aspects…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law

EVENTS Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) conference 2021 We have been captivated by Alpha-Go, experiencing driverless cars, considered smart contracts, tempted by crypto currencies,…

AI and Data Worlds+2

Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law

EVENTS Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The possibility to complain about the violation of human rights before a supra-national body is an essential element towards the effective implementation of international human rights law. Beyond…

Business and Human Rights+9

The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) Conference 2021 Call for Papers

Call for Papers The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) Conference 2021 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Introduction The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) was founded by 18 prestigious law schools and legal research institutions cross the Asia-Pacific and Europe in 2019.…

AI and Data Worlds+3

The Rule of Law and Authoritarian Ascendance: the Nature and Scale of the Threat, and the Legal, Policy and Societal Responses to It

EVENTS The Rule of Law and Authoritarian Ascendance: the Nature and Scale of the Threat, and the Legal, Policy and Societal Responses to It Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details The rise of authoritarian or authoritarian-leaning governments and political parties is a trend affecting…

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International Criminal Responsibility: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

EVENTS International Criminal Responsibility: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details This webinar will focus on individual criminal responsibility in international law, including the interpretation of the intricacies of Article 25 of the…

Courts and Tribunals+2

Webinar Series: Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic

EVENTS  Webinar Series: Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Hosted by the Verfassungsblog and supported by Democracy Reporting International, RECONNECT and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law    Event Details  Marking the conclusion of the…

COVID-19+1

Protests During Lockdown (England): A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary This report analyses the law governing protests during lockdown from a Rule of Law perspective. It ends by considering how far the right to protest will be protected by the new lockdown regulations, which are due to come into force on 29th March 2021 and will be debated by both Houses of Parliament on 25th March 2021 (The Public Health (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/364) (the "New Regulations")). This report is intended to assist…

COVID-19+1

Coronavirus, Hotel Quarantine Regulations (England) - A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/150) ("the Regulations") were made on 12 February 2021, and came into force at 4am on 15 February 2021. The Regulations amend four existing sets of regulations governing international travel. The most notable change made by the Regulations is the introduction of a system of hotel quarantine for travellers who have visited or passed through a "red list" county…

COVID-19+1

Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic

EVENTS Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Hosted by the Verfassungsblog and supported by Democracy Reporting International, RECONNECT and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law  Event Details One year on how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the law and the way…

COVID-19+2

Government Messaging on Exercising during Lockdown - A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 currently require every person who lives in England to stay at home, unless they have a reasonable excuse for being outside the place where they are living. The Regulations specify that taking exercise outdoors is a reasonable excuse, with some restrictions. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 currently require every person who…

COVID-19+1

Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Inclusivity and the Law

EVENTS Annual Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Inclusivity and the Law: Do We Need to Prohibit Class Discrimination? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This year, the Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture will celebrate Human Rights Day by highlighting the key cross-cutting human right:…

Courts and Tribunals+2

National implementation of human rights: Global survey of State implementation systems and processes

New study into implementation of human rights commitments It was announced today that The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, at BIICL, the Universal Rights Group, the University of Bristol and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are starting a new project to conduct, for the first time, a global survey to understand the systems and processes that States have put in place to implement their international human rights commitments. The project will focus on decisions and recommendations emanating…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?

On the 20th of November 2020, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) hosted a webinar titled: 'Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?'. Chaired by Shehzad Charania MBE, the webinar examined the Independent Expert Review (IER) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a review which had been commissioned by the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and which submitted its report on the 30th of September 2020. The overall mandate…

Courts and Tribunals+2

Breathing Space - Guidelines for the resolution of disputes in the 2020 pandemic

EVENTS Breathing Space - Guidelines for the resolution of disputes in the 2020 pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details BIICL's "Breathing Space" series considers how the legal and business communities might respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to foster economic recovery.…

AI and Data Worlds+9

29th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law

Online 29th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law:  Celebrating the 'Historical Turn': International Law in Global Histories Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with the Society of Legal scholars       Event details Over the last two decades,…

Centre for International law+2

Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?

EVENTS Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 30 September 2020, the Independent Expert Review (IER) of the International Criminal Court submitted its final report assessing the work of the Court, a review which had…

Courts and Tribunals+2

The UK, European Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Seventy Years of the ECHR and Twenty Years of the HRA - A Time for Celebration?

WEBINAR The UK, European Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Seventy Years of the ECHR and Twenty Years of the HRA - A Time for Celebration? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with  Event Details This webinar is being held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human…

Courts and Tribunals+3

BIICL Statement on Amendments to the UK Internal Market Bill

BIICL welcomes amendments made to the UK Internal Market Bill The British Institute of International and Comparative Law welcomes amendments made to the UK Internal Market Bill on Monday 9 November by the House of Lords that have removed a proposed power for Ministers to legislate "notwithstanding" international law. The proposed power amounted to a repudiatory breach of international obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement, a treaty which the UK freely entered into earlier this year. Compliance…

International Law+2

Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations: A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary This Report provides Rule of Law criteria to assist MPs in their scrutiny of the newest coronavirus national lockdown Regulations for England. The Regulations ought to be necessary and proportionate to restrict the transmission of coronavirus. The Regulations satisfy the Rule of Law criteria that they are time-limited. As part of the requirement to be proportionate, the Regulations ought to have a scientific basis, and if the science is not followed, there ought to be…

COVID-19+1

The Rule of Law in the technological age

EVENTS The Rule of Law in the technological age Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with:      Event Details We are living in an age of profound technological advancements, where artificial intelligence (AI) - the development of systems that simulate human intelligence - has increasing…

AI and Data Worlds+1

Improving racial justice and equality through education

EVENTS Improving racial justice and equality through education Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Equality is a key component of the Rule of Law. Despite this, a series of recent commissions, reviews and inquiries have made clear that the lived experience of many black Britons is…

Rule of Law

Safeguarding London’s Standing in International Dispute Resolution: The Rule of Law and Judicial Independence in Practice

EVENTS Safeguarding London's Standing in International Dispute Resolution: The Rule of Law and Judicial Independence in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In collaboration with    Event Details Baroness Hale of Richmond, former President of the UK Supreme Court in conversation with Razia…

Rule of Law

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Coronavirus Lockdown Regulations: A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary Six months after the enactment of the Coronavirus Act 2020, lockdown regulations continue to be made under the emergency procedure. This means that they are made and come into force straight away, with the only parliamentary requirement that they be approved within 28 days. The legal justification is that, by reason of urgency, it is necessary to make them without prior parliamentary approval. It is unclear whether, six months in, and given our greater knowledge about…

COVID-19+1

Peace Day 2020 Live Global Digital Experience

ONLINE   Peace One Day Live Global Digital Experience  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Supported by The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Event Details This full-day online experience celebrating peace will be a global event, bringing together artists, thought leaders and international speakers.…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Prosecuting in the public interest: Independence without isolation

WEBINAR Prosecuting in the public interest: Independence without isolation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill QC In conversation with Razia Iqbal Event Details In navigating the unprecedented events of the past six months, the work of the CPS has remained firmly rooted…

Rule of Law

Rule of Law in Times of Health Crises: Protecting Rights and Saving Lives

WEBINAR Rule of Law in Times of Health Crises: Protecting Rights and Saving Lives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Governments around the world have limited individual freedoms to control the spread of COVID-19, preserve health systems and protect human lives. To safeguard the rule of law, these…

COVID-19+1

What Does The Rule of Law Mean For My Online Life?

EVENTS What Does The Rule of Law Mean For My Online Life? Who Targets Me and What Does It Mean For My Rights? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The Bingham Centre and the City of London are excited to be teaming up to run an event on technology, democracy and the Rule of Law. Whilst…

Rule of Law

BIICL wins funding for new Rule of Law, Legitimacy and COVID-19 Control Technologies project

BIICL is delighted to be announced this week as one of the funding winners of the 2020 Call for Proposals by The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI). The project : Rule of Law, Legitimacy and Effective COVID-19 Control Technologies, aims to produce a systematic overview of challenges posed by specific mobile applications that can be continuously updated and accessible to policy makers, together with a methodology to assess publicly contentious control technologies against…

AI and Data Worlds+3

Part 3: Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus

WEBINAR Part 3: Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In Partnership with Webinar Series Details This event is the third in a series of three webinars States around the world have struggled to come up with the best legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic. Although…

COVID-19+1

Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Age of Covid-19

PARTNER EVENT Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Age of Covid-19 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The celebrated former Supreme Court judge, Jonathan Sumption, used last year's Reith lectures to warn that "law's expanding Empire" was encroaching onto contentious fields where things are better…

COVID-19+1

Part 2: Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus

EVENTS Part 2: Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In Partnership with: The Theory and Practice of Legislation    Webinar Series Details This event is the second in a series of three webinars States around the world have struggled to come up with the best…

COVID-19+1

Black Lives Matter "On the Buses": Laws Mandating Face Coverings on Public Transport

The Black Lives Matter movement has forced us to re-appraise what in the past we may have taken for granted. The 1970s British sitcom "On The Buses" was popular at the time, but to our eyes now seems sexist and racist. We need to take a hard look at current practices to examine if they are fair and respect equality and diversity. The Rule of Law requires equality before the law. The Venice Commission Checklist  on the Rule of Law reiterates this requirement of equal treatment…

COVID-19+1

Coronavirus, Face Coverings on Public Transport Regulations: A Rule of Law Analysis

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020 prohibit the use of public transport unless a person is wearing a face covering. This basic policy is sound, rational and to be welcomed. However, there are several Rule of Law concerns. Sound law-making procedures are not being followed because of the continued use of the 'urgent procedure' to make a law which bypasses normal parliamentary scrutiny. The one day turnaround between…

COVID-19+1

The Rule of Law in Times of Health Crisis

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, in partnership with the Global Health Academy of the University of Edinburgh and the Advocates for International Development's ROLE UK Programme, has developed a seminal paper on The Rule of Law in Times of Health Crises. The authors, Dr Julinda Beqiraj , Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci and Nyasha Weinberg at the Bingham Centre and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Dr Luciana Brondi of the Global Health Academy, examine…

COVID-19+1

Part 1: Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus

WEBINAR Part 1: Global Legislative Responses to Coronavirus Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In Partnership with:  The Theory and Practice of Legislation Webinar Series Details This event is the first in a series of three webinars States around the world have struggled to come up with the best legislative…

COVID-19+1

Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach

WEBINAR Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach    Event Details This is the second webinar in our series on 'Artificial…

AI and Data Worlds+2

Investor Roundtable: Modern Slavery Data for Investor Action

EVENTS Investor Roundtable: Modern Slavery Data for Investor Action Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event details As part of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Alan Turing Institute are working on a project focused on how to ensure…

Rule of Law

Brexit, Delegated Powers and Delegated Legislation: a Rule of Law Analysis of Parliamentary Scrutiny

Brexit has reopened long running debates over the impact of delegated powers and delegated legislation on Parliament's role in the legislative process. The legislative process in Parliament enables parliamentarians to hold the government to account for proposed changes to the statute book, to amend bills and to decide whether a government bill should be enacted. The government's reliance on delegated powers and delegated legislation to deliver Brexit has raised concerns that parliamentarians…

Brexit+2

Rule of Law in Times of Health Crisis

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at BIICL will develop a consultancy paper on 'Rule of Law in Times of Health Crisis' on behalf of the A4ID Rule of Law Expertise Programme (ROLE UK). The ROLE UK programme focusses on building long-term partnerships between the UK legal sector and legal actors in developing countries to strengthen the rule of law and facilitate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim of the paper is to clarify the link between…

COVID-19+1

POSTPONED: Prosecuting in the public interest: Independence without isolation

EVENTS POSTPONED: Prosecuting in the public interest: Independence without isolation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event details We are delighted to announce that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Max Hill QC, will deliver a keynote speech on prosecutorial independence on Thursday 26…

Rule of Law

Coronavirus Bill: A Rule of Law Analysis (Supplementary Report - House of Lords)

The Coronavirus Bill is a response to a genuine public health emergency and contains the most sweeping powers ever taken by the UK Government outside of wartime.  There is absolutely no doubt that the Government needs to take swift and bold measures to protect citizens, and that some of these measures will unavoidably impinge upon personal liberties in a drastic way. The role of Parliament in scrutinising these measures is even more important during an emergency. Neither law nor…

COVID-19+1

Rule of Law Monitoring of Legislation - Coronavirus Bill

The Coronavirus Bill is a response to a genuine public health emergency and contains the most sweeping powers ever taken by the UK Government outside of wartime.  There is absolutely no doubt that the Government needs to take swift and bold measures to protect citizens, and that some of these measures will unavoidably impinge upon personal liberties in a drastic way. The role of Parliament in scrutinising these measures is even more important during an emergency. Neither law nor…

COVID-19+1

Expert Roundtable: Modern Slavery Data for Investor Action

EVENTS Expert Roundtable: Modern Slavery Data for Investor Action Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Alan Turing Institute are working on a project focused on how to ensure investors and asset managers have access to high-quality, accurate…

Rule of Law

The EU-UK Future Relationship and the Rule of Law

Executive Summary The EU and the UK have begun negotiating their future relationship. The two sides disagree over the structure of the agreement(s), the legal form of any commitments to maintain common standards, and dispute resolution. Each of these disagreements highlights the unprecedented nature of these negotiations: this is the first time the EU has negotiated an international agreement with a state after it has withdrawn from the EU through Article 50 TEU . The condensed timetable…

Brexit+2

Zimbabwe - Living on the edge

The Mike Campbell Foundation and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Presents: "Zimbabwe - Living on the edge" Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by the Bingham Centre and the Mike Campbell Foundation Event Details Living on the edge, without rule of law, is unimaginable to most people in the…

Rule of Law

Divergence and alignment: The Rule of Law implications of the future relationship with the EU

EVENTS Divergence and alignment: The Rule of Law implications of the future relationship with the EU Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details On Tuesday 25 February the EU published their negotiating directives for the future relationship following adoption by the Member States in…

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Human Rights Education 4 All: A Roundtable

EVENTS Human Rights Education 4 All: A Roundtable Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details On March 9th 2020 the Bingham Centre will host a meeting of the Human Rights Education 4 All Alliance. The Group has been working on producing consultation responses to government inquiries,…

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Rule of Law Measurement: Uses and Users

EVENTS Rule of Law Measurement: Uses and Users Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location        Event Details Hosted by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in collaboration with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford this event is focused on thinking about how better…

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Is the rule of law too vague a notion to be monitored and enforced by the EU against backsliding Member States?

EVENTS Is the rule of law too vague a notion to be monitored and enforced by the EU against backsliding Member States? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised in partnership with  Event Details The rule of law is considered as a driver of legitimacy in the EU and the Member States. However, its…

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The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and the Rule of Law

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (WAB) is a Bill of paramount constitutional importance. The aim of this report is to examine a number of Rule of Law issues raised by the WAB. This report uses the Rule of Law checklist adopted by the Venice Commission in 2016 to inform its analysis of the WAB. These Rule of Law standards provide a guide to the core elements of the Rule of Law, for which consensus can be found amongst the 47 States of the Council of Europe. The Venice Commission's…

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42nd FA Mann Lecture: Preserving the Rule of Law in the Age of Trump

EVENTS 42nd FA Mann Lecture: Preserving the rule of law in the age of Trump Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details Chair Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC Speaker Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School Professor Koh will be speaking on the topic…

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'The future of Europe' conference (Bucharest)

EVENTS 'The future of Europe' conference (Bucharest) former recently taking measures to protect judges from political influence. Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Rule of Law backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe remains worrisome. Recently, the Venice Commission expressed serious…

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Appointment of International Judges and Arbitrators: Legality, Legitimacy and the Rule of Law

EVENTS Appointment of International Judges and Arbitrators: Legality, Legitimacy and the Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with International Law and Human Rights Unit  Event Details The backgrounds and professional qualifications of judges have become salient and contested issues…

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No Deal Brexit, Business and the Rule of Law

The profound changes that would accompany a No Deal Brexit will transform the legal environment in which business operates, from changing the terms of trade relationships in Europe, to the structure of regulation and the content of laws.  This paper explores the consequences for the Rule of Law for Business from these changes, by drawing on the perspectives of experts from the Bingham Centre's business network and other Brexit experts. Our interviews revealed that the search for…

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Sixth Annual Bingham Lecture

EVENTS Sixth Annual Bingham Lecture g Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The Sixth Annual Bingham Lecture: 'Process of Discovery: What Brexit has taught us (so far) about Parliament, Politics and the UK Constitution' Delivered by The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons    …

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How to tackle Rule of Law backsliding in the EU?

Time: 9.30-11.30 CET (registration with coffee opens at 9.00) Venue: Info Point Europa - Schuman, Rond-point Schuman / Schuman Plein, Rue Archimède, 1 - B-1000 Brussels, Belgium There have been important developments and decisions taken in the past few months with respect to the Rule of Law in the European Union (EU). This includes, for example, the European Commission's proposal on the protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the Rule of Law, which would…

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Brexit Votes Explained UK in a Changing Europe and Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law report

The report sets out what affects MPs' influence and shows that there could be no deal if members of parliament continue to vote against everything. Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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Resolving the Brexit impasse UK in a Changing Europe and Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law report

There are disputes over territory in almost every region of the world, sometimes leading to escalations and violence between States and threatening international peace and security. International law requires States to refrain from the threat or use of force and to attempt to settle their disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace, security and justice are not endangered. In June 2018 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has completed…

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Seven Brexit endgame scenarios – a guide to the parliamentary process of withdrawal from the European Union

Seven Brexit endgame scenarios - a guide to the parliamentary process of withdrawal from the European Union Project Report This report is a guide to seven of the different possible parliamentary scenarios that might occur between now and exit day. This report explains how each of these scenarios could play out, and highlights the problems each faces. These hurdles come both from within the UK and from the rules created by the EU. This report explains how procedure will affect the politics,…

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The Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration: A Preliminary Rule of Law Analysis

This report identifies a number of Rule of Law issues that can inform the scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Political Declaration on the Future Relationship and the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill in Parliament. The Rule of Law, a central principle of the UK's uncodified constitution, provides a set of minimum standards that can inform both the process and substance of Brexit. The final six months before exit day are unlikely to provide ideal conditions for effective parliamentary…

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The Brexit endgame: a guide to the parliamentary process of withdrawal from the European Union

The Brexit endgame: a guide to the parliamentary process of withdrawal from the European Union Project Report In this exhaustive report, Matt Bevington, Jack Simson Caird and Alan Wager have gone to great lengths to meticulously examine the nooks and crannies of parliamentary procedure to give an insight into how this process might work. Leaving to one side the vicissitudes of party politics, which, frankly, merit a report in their own right, they lay bare the complexities of the parliamentary…

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