2020 applicants
Research

COVID-19, Law and Human Rights: Essex Dialogues

What impact has the global pandemic had on our society?

Leading experts from the Human Rights Centre and School of Law have been working on a publication on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected our societies during this time of uncertainty.

The publication helps to showcase the wide range of research taking place at the University of Essex. Contributors include Members of the Human Rights Centre, the School of Law and the School of Health and Social Care, students and research staff from the University and some external organisations and universities with whom we are collaborating, such as Amnesty International and Fair Trials.

The publication has been released online by the University of Essex. Read the full publication, or explore the individual chapters below, with breakdowns of individual chapters and their thematic areas. 

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Global, Regional and Comparative Perspectives

Global, Regional and Comparative Perspectives: A Discussion

School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Authors: Sanae Fujita, Fellow, School of Law and Human Rights Centre; Tom Flynn, Lecturer, School of Law; Yseult Marique, Senior Lecturer, School of Law; Onyeka Osuji, Reader, School of Law; Clara Sandoval Villalba, Professor, School of Law and Human Rights Centre

Moving Towards Global Solidarity for Global Health through Multilateral Governance in the Covid-19 Response

Judith Bueno De Mesquita

Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Authors also include Benjamin Mason Meier, Associate Professor of Global Health Policy at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

African Union and Public Health Crises in a Regional Legal Order

Onyeka Osuji

Reader, School of Law, University of Essex

Crisis, Opportunism, and Opportunity: How the Pandemic has Exacerbated Pre-existing Constitutional Tensions in the European Union 

Tom Flynn

Lecture, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

A "New Normal": Legality in Times of Necessity: French Administrative Law under the Health Emergency

Yseult Marique

Senior Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Victims' Participation in Times of Covid-19 in Transitional Justice Accountability Mechanisms: What is Needed for Virtual Hearings to Fulfil this Right? The case of Columbia and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace

Clara Sandoval Villalba

Professor, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Authors also include: Dr Michael Cruz, Researcher, Essex Transitional Justice Network, Camila Ruiz Segovia, Masters students at the Geneva Academy and intern at the Essex Transitional Justice Network

Access to Justice

Access to Justice: A Discussion

School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Authors include: Timea Tallodi, Lecturer; Elizabeth Fisher Frank, Lecturer; Lee Hansen, Lecturer; Joanna Harwood, Lecturer; Jaime Lindsay, Lecturer; Timea Tallodi, School of Law and Human Rights Centre

COVID-19 and Criminal Justice: Temporary Crisis or Long Term Reform?

Donald Nicolson

Professor, School of Law and Human Rights Centre and Director of the Essex Law Clinic, University of Essex

Authors also include: Jago Russell, Chief Executive, Fair Trials

Effective Mobilisation of Social Welfare Law Advice in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Lee Hansen

Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre and Deputy Director, Essex Law Clinic, University of Essex

Legal Advice in the COVID-19 Lock-Down: Making Do or Brave New World?

Elizabeth Fisher-Frank

Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre and Essex Law Clinic Supervisor, University of Essex

Authors also include: Donald Nicolson Professor, School of Law and Human Rights Centre and Director of the Essex Law Clinic

Joanna Harwood

Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Love of Video Mediation In The Time of COVID-19: An Initial Insight into Benefits and Challenges

Timea Tallodi

Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Jaime Lindsey

Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre , University of Essex

Big Data and Technology

Big Data and Technology: A Discussion

School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Authors include: Elena Abrusci, Senior Research Officer; Audrey Guinchard, Senior Lecturer; Sabrina Rau, Senior Research Officer; Antonio Coco, Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre; Talita de Souza Dias, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Our Digital Footprint under Covid-19: Should We Fear the UK Digital Contact Tracing App?

Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

With Great Reliance comes Great Responsibility: The Role of Technology Companies during Covid-19

Sabrina Rau

Senior Research Officer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

An ‘infodemic’ in the Pandemic: Human Rights and COVID-19 Misinformation

Elena Abrusci

Senior Research Officer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Authors also include: Sam Dubberley, Research Consultant with the Human Rights Big Data and Technology Project at the University of Essex and Special Adviser to the Evidence Lab, Amnesty International; Lorna McGregor, Professor, School of Law and Human Rights Centre and Director of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project

Cyber: Due Diligence in Public Health Crises 

Antonio Coco

Lecturer , School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Authors also include: Talita de Souza Dias, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford