The video archive of the LawWorks Student Conference 2011 in Birmingham is now available. In order to assist with the dissemination of this material HumanRightsTV have produced an interactive pdf file which can be downloaded from this page.
Press release issued 21 January 2011 Following a three-day appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice between 7-9 December 2010, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) handed down its judgment last week dismissing the appeal of Simon Hall and upholding his conviction for the murder of 79-year-old Joan Albert.
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MA; Barrister-at-Law; Senior Lecturer in Law
Edwin Shorts is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the London Metropolitan University. He teaches on the LLM, CPE and the Undergraduate Law Programme.
His academic interests include Civil Liberties and Human Rights, the Law of Contract and Researching Business Law. Apart from teaching at other UK universities, such as City University, SOAS and Southampton University, he has also lectured at the Ecole Professionelle des Barreaux de Paris.
His research interests include Human Rights, International Criminal Law and the European Convention on Human Rights. He is the co-author of a number of publications including Civil Liberties - Legal Principles of Individual Freedom; Human Rights Law in the UK; International Criminal Law and Human Rights.
There have always been areas of life that we deliberately protect from the narrow calculations of competition, price, proﬁt, and cost — such as our families and community associations — but in the rush to privatize and commercialize social action and activity, there is a danger that these ﬁrewalls will be forgotten. Lasting damage can be done to society if these distinctions are eroded.
The Mythological RoundTable® Group of HumanRightsTV is the governing round table advisory body which sets direction for the project.
The reason why this structure has been created is because of the relationship between the project and the project leader's, Jack Adams, background in Comparative Mythology.
December 16th, 2010
ERITREAN REFUGEES IN THE SINAI. EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER: “THESE REFUGEES DO NOT EXIST, IT IS PURE FABRICATION TO BRING DISCREDIT ON EGYPT”. EVERYONE GROUP: “A STATEMENT THAT IS AN ACCOMPLICE IN THE HUMANITARIAN TRAGEDY”
“The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Abul Ghait [allegedly] is fully aware he is not being accurate, because several days ago the co-presidents of EveryOne Group provided his Government with all the information necessary for reaching the refugees who are being held prisoner in the suburbs of the city of Rafah.
Pebble Studio London is the technical base from which HumanRightsTV has been developed. During 2010 it became very clear to us that many organisations working with small budgets were clearly being taken advantage of by web site construction predators. In one case we saw a charity, working incredibly hard in its field, relieved of £5000 to pay for a "web site". Not only was the result completely non-functional but it was hosted inappropriately and represented what in our opinion was not more than an afternoon's work to put five static pages together.
Road to Hope (R2H) Convoy Reaches Gaza
Despite kidnapping, government obstacles and financial challenges
The Road to Hope Convoy reunited in Egypt after having been split by the Egyptian requirement to charter a ship from Libya to El Arish and the kidnapping of 10 convoy members from Libya to Greece. 3 members of the convoy travelled to Egypt by sea with 30 vehicles and £500,000 of humanitarian aid, 29 convoy members flew in a chartered jet from Libya to El Arish and 3 of the 10 kidnap victims flew from the UK and Greece to Egypt on November 21, 23 and 25, all reuniting on the 25th. The convoy was subsequently challenged by the Egyptian resistance to the 3 kidnapped convoy members rejoining the convoy, this because they had not flown in with the chartered jet from Libya. This was not possible however because of their inability to get new passports after having been separated from them against their will. Importantly, Egypt had approved travel to Gaza for all 3 of these convoy members just days before.
In the two years since the last LawWorks Student Conference in Nottingham, all signs point to continued growth in activity at all levels. We’ve seen applications for the LawWorks & Attorney General Awards rise year on year and the outcome of the 4th LawWorks Student Pro Bono Report shows a large growth in the number of law schools engaging in pro bono, when compared to the last report in 2006.
Much is owed to those pioneering law schools that were quickest to pick up the baton, and then to those that followed, involving students on an ever increasing scale and generously sharing their knowledge.