Centre for Private International Law research informs MEPs' request for reform of EU defamation law
A cross-party group of Members of the European Parliament wrote to the European Commission today requesting the recasting of EU private international law of defamation, as well as the introduction of an anti-SLAPP Directive. SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) are vexatious legal techniques designed to limit public scrutiny of...
A major work and policy brief led by Prof Yihdego has been published on the Global Water Forum
A major research work and policy brief led by our Professor Zeray Yihdego has been published on the Global Water Forum website (https://globalwaterforum.org/2020/04/16/international-law-connotations-of-us-mediated-blue-nile-dam-negotiations-and-outcomes-background/). The four-piece work concerns itself with the challenges arising between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia due to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the...
European press freedom organisations demand reform of EU defamation law based on Aberdeen research
Over 25 press freedom organisations and civic organisations have written to the European Commission requesting reforms to EU law on defamation which are based on advice procured from our Centre for Private International Law. The NGOs note that “the weaponization of the law by powerful economic actors has for too...
Law School staff contribute to shaping the UK Parliament's response to Covid-19
Our Abbe Brown, Alisdair MacPherson, Donna McKenzie-Skene, and Robert Taylor provided the UK Parliament, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) with views regarding the short, medium and long-term impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak. Their insights, along with other experts across the country, are being shared with Parliament, to help it navigate...
Law School staff contribute to the latest issue of the Edinburgh Law Review
The latest issue of the Edinburgh Law Review (24(2) 2020) features a prominent Aberdeen representation. Our Euan West published a paper on rights of relief and unjustified enrichment, and our PhD candidate Stepnahie Dropuljic wrote on the role of women in pursuing Scottish criminal actions in 1580–1650. Donna McKenzie-Skene and Alisdair MacPherson...
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