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Law Winter Graduation 2013 Law Winter Graduation 2013
20 December 2013

Postgraduate law students were awarded their degrees on 10 December 2013 at the ceremony held in the Great Hall in the People’s Palace at Queen Mary's Mile End campus.

Dr Prakash Shah - Home Secretary should amend rules for family reunion says Supreme Court
19 December 2013

Dr Prakash Shah acted as an expert witness in a recent Supreme Court case, AA (Somalia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 81.

Call for children's charities, ISPs and the adult industry to work together to protect kids from online porn
13 December 2013

Children’s charities, parental support organisations, members of the UK's and US adult industry and major internet service providers  (ISPs) have committed to work together to ensure that better measures are introduced to help prevent youngsters being able to access hardcore pornography online.

Interviewing book cover Professor McConville and Dr Bryson: A guide to interviewing
11 December 2013

Professor Sean Mcconville and Dr Anna Bryson have written a guide book on interviewing. The pair have extensive experience of conducting interviews with people from all walks of life from political offenders to homemakers who have been involved in the Irish Peace Process.

Rights against democracy - recalling International Human Rights Day
10 December 2013

Human ‘rights’ have emerged progressively, over centuries. They have transformed millennia of thinking about politics, culture and law. They paint a portrait of individuals as, by nature, equal holders of inalienable rights. (Many protagonists have countered with notions of group rights, but those remain controversial in theory and practice.)   

Sean McConville Layers of Meaning: Is the interview a tool for Peace-Building?
6 December 2013

One of the most ambitious and innovative projects ever to address conflict and peace-building in Northern Ireland was celebrated at the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast on Thursday 5 December.

Fourth Volume of the Queen Mary Law Journal is published
28 November 2013

The Queen Mary Law Society has published the fourth volume of the annual Queen Mary Law Journal (QMLJ). This edition includes submissions from students on various legal topics including contract law, judicial review and the fundamental rights of irregular migrants in the European Union.

From hunger strikes to bombings: new book offers first-hand accounts of 20th-century Irish political prisoners
20 November 2013

Irish Political Prisoners 1920-1962: Pilgrimage of Desolation is the second volume of a trilogy by Seán McConville, a professor in Law and Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London.

Ian Walden Law professor joins European Commission panel to increase take-up trust in cloud computing contracts
20 November 2013

Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to a new group set up by the European Commission (EC) to boost consumer trust in cloud computing.

Preiskel and Co essay competition offers QM students chance to win an internship
18 November 2013

Preiskel & Co, a leading technology, media and telecommunications law firm, has teamed up with Queen Mary to run a prize essay competition for postgraduate students.

Renmin University and Queen Mary Collaborate in the field of Criminal Justice
6 November 2013

In the first of a series of collaborative projects between the criminal justice centres of Renmin University and Queen Mary, University of London, a joint conference on Policy and Criminal Justice: How to meet the challenges of organized crime in the context of globalization was held in Beijing on 25-26 October.

Travel Scholarships announced for comparative criminal justice and policing research in Australia
5 November 2013

Criminal Justice Centre cooperation with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, which is hosted by Griffith University in Queensland, has led to the establishment of two Discretionary Travel Scholarships to support student mobility for eligible masters students undertaking studies at Queen Mary University of London in the fields of comparative criminal law, criminology and security.

Free legal advice offer to Tech City
4 November 2013

A new free legal advice service has been launched for east London digital companies by Queen Mary University of London as part of National Pro Bono Week (4-8 Nov).

Law professor turns to theatre to highlight the human rights abuses committed by global businesses
9 October 2013

A series of thought-provoking plays, aimed at raising the awareness of the controversial issue of human abuses carried out by international businesses working in developing countries, will be premiered across the UK.

General Counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York presents CCLS / Bank of England Seminar
7 October 2013

Thomas C Baxter Jr, General Counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York spoke about the work of the New York Federal bank in building a more stable financial system.

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