Social Justice and the Legal Determinants of Health: Public Health Ethics Special Symposium 3 August 2020 The Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS) was founded on the recognition of the importance of looking both at and far beyond the healthcare system when seeking to understand the links — for better and for worse — between health, law, and social justice. These links and the issues surrounding them are explored at national and global levels in a new Public Health Ethics journal special symposium on the legal determinants of health, following the CHLS symposium ‘Mapping the Path to Global Health with Justice.’
- Social Justice and the Legal Determinants of Health: Public Health Ethics Special Symposium 3 August 2020 The Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS) was founded on the recognition of the importance of looking both at and far beyond the healthcare system when seeking to understand the links — for better and for worse — between health, law, and social justice. These links and the issues surrounding them are explored at national and global levels in a new Public Health Ethics journal special symposium on the legal determinants of health, following the CHLS symposium ‘Mapping the Path to Global Health with Justice.’
- Professor Lois Bibbings helps launch teaching resource website for schools and colleges 31 July 2020 The Law School’s Professor Lois Bibbings, working as a member of local history organisations Remembering the Real World War 1 and Bristol Radical History Group, has helped to create free online teaching materials for schools and colleges based on recent historical research in the Southwest.
- Professor John Coggon leads project creating guidance on COVID-19-related changes to UK health law and policy’ 29 July 2020 Professor John Coggon (Centre for Health, Law, and Society, University of Bristol Law School), in collaboration with the UK Faculty of Public Health, PolicyBristol and colleagues in Law Schools at Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, and Queen’s University Belfast, is leading an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute-funded project to track and analyse COVID-19 related developments in law and policy as these apply to health professionals and the contexts in which they work.
- COVID-19: Prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment should be absolute 14 July 2020 To mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on the 26th June, Sir Malcolm Evans, Professor of Public International Law and Chair of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), joined Mr Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), to make a joint statement.
- Public health law and ethics: A rapid response to COVID-19 10 July 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is unquestionably the most significant event to occur within global public health in (at least) a generation. It will present serious challenges globally - and well into the future. Thanks to a series of rapid response funds, introduced by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI), professors from the Centre for Health, Law, and Society have been able to quickly identify, and start to tackle, challenges to the pursuit of human rights, good governance and social justice.
- Find your focus: Q&A with LLB student Jasmine Conway 10 July 2020 Ahead of our Live Chat for prospective Law students next week, we asked current law student Jasmine Conway about why she decided to apply for the LLB Law at Bristol, her favourite part of the course, what she has found most rewarding about taking part in the Law Clinic, debating, mooting, and law societies.
- Law students receive prestigious Middle Temple award for work experience at the Bar 8 July 2020 Each year the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple offers up to 30 Access to the Bar Awards, providing eligible students with one week’s work experience in a set of barristers’ chambers and one week’s marshalling alongside a judge. This year, two of our law students were successful in attaining these awards to help better prepare them for a career at the bar.
- Professor Sarah Green interviewed for Counsel Magazine 6 July 2020 Last month the Law School’s Professor Sarah Green, current Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law, was interviewed by Oliver Sanders QC for Counsel Magazine. She spoke about her journey from coder to Commissioner, her ambitious programme of reform, and the implications of emerging tech on both law and society.
- Implementing positive change: Q&A with Modupe Lucas (LLB with Study in Continental Europe) 23 June 2020 Ahead of our Undergraduate Open Day this Friday, 26 June, we asked current LLB student Modupe Lucas about her favourite things about her studies, living in Bristol, and the extra-curricular activities she got involved in, as well as her experience of studying abroad in Spain and her top tip for students going abroad.
- Dr Janine Sargoni, 1973 – 2020 19 June 2020 Dr Janine Sargoni, who joined the Law School as a postgraduate student in 2008, before undertaking doctoral research which led to her appointment as Lecturer in Law in 2014, has died at the age of 46. Her friends and colleagues offer the following tribute to a well-liked and hugely respected member of the Law School community.