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The Institute for International and Comparative Law at UCLan was founded in 2015 by Professors Salter and Zou, with the help of the International research team. This team consists of academics and PhD students here at UCLan who research international law.

The Institute for International and Comparative Law produces research of doctrinal, interdisciplinary and policy-related types. It also engages in the world of law, law enforcement and policy outside academia, including consultancy work. UCLan’s Law department is internationally-recognised and the institute enables members to contribute further to international legal scholarship and to provide consultancy and advice to governments, international organisations and NGOs on questions of international law.

Our members contribute to the teaching of Undergraduate and Master’s courses in the Law School, and the supervisor of doctoral students.

Conferences

13 May 2015 'Chinese legal reforms and rule of law' 

Conference Brochure available here. The Institute for International and Comparative Law Centre will be publishing the May conference papers either as a special issue of an international refereed journal or as an edited book to be published by a prestigious international publisher.

 

21st September 2015 'International Criminal Trials: Historical Paradigms and Contemporary Dimensions'

The themes we will address include many topics that are at the cutting edge of contemporary discussions within international criminal law that could be usefully further developed to widen both the scope and rationale of this academic subject, not least by developing additional contextual and institutional dimensions. These range from the importance of regional and institutional responses to hybrid wars and piracy, to the recovery and identification of underlying historical paradigms underpinning different interpretive agendas within transnational criminal law. In addition, the conference will explore different case studies involving the limitations of transnational tribunals and associated enforcement mechanism, including in relation to plea-bargaining, the Katyn massacre and the ICC, as well as issues associated with coming to terms with landmark developments such as the Nuremberg trials.

Final Conference Programme (.pdf 86KB)

Booking for the Event

Presentations Abstracts (.pdf 200KB)

Presenters Biographies (.pdf 171KB)

Lancashire Law School Launches the Institute for International and Comparative Law

International Criminal Trials: Historical Paradigms and Contemporary Dimensions

Workshops

Seminars Seminars Planned so far - (Dates to follow)

  • 'Transnational human rights and security'
  • 'Transnational commercial law'
  • 'Trafficking in Human Beings'
  • 'Politics of international war crimes prosecution and trials'


‘Exploring the provision of support for trafficking victims across the UK and within Europe’

Hosted by the Institute of International and Comparative Law

Lancashire Law School
University of Central Lancashire

Friday 19th June 2015

This one day workshop, hosted by the institute of International and Comparative Law at Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, Preston in June 2015 is aimed at gathering together in one place, those with expertise in human trafficking. This will include academics, NGOs and other relevant bodies.

 The focus of the workshop will include:

  • Exploring both the positive and negative factors and experiences when trying to identify potential victims of trafficking
  • The provision of support for trafficking victims (both adult and child) 
  • The extent of this support within different geographical areas 
  • Sharing good practices.
  • Speakers include those from ECPAT, Medialle Trust, Migrant Help, Lancashire Police, La Strada (a Czech Republic NGO dealing with trafficking victims), a perspective from Indonesia, as well as papers from academics and PhD students.

Please see full programme

Victim Support Slides by Maria Kamasi

The workshop will provide an opportunity to ‘map-out’ support provision as well as facilitate the sharing of good practice amongst those providing support. First responders, academics and NGO’s, including some internationally, who are either involved in research on human trafficking or providing victim support are being invited to attend this workshop.

The workshop will also enable networking, with the potential for future collaborative research into this particular aspect of human trafficking to provide a more in-depth and comparative understanding of victim support. This will enable an examination of the ways in which States’ obligations under the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings and the UN Trafficking Protocol are being met in practice.

There is no charge involved in attending the workshop and refreshments will be provided. Please book through our Eventbrite page.

If you have any questions or would like to confirm your attendance, please contact: 

Dr Dianne Scullion 

DScullion@uclan.ac.uk


Human Trafficking Post 

The workshop will also enable networking, with the potential for future collaborative research into this particular aspect of human trafficking to provide a more in-depth and comparative understanding of victim support. This will enable an examination of the ways in which States’ obligations under the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings and the UN Trafficking Protocol are being met in practice.

There is no charge involved in attending the workshop and refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions or would like to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Dr Dianne Scullion
DScullion@uclan.ac.uk


A workshop on Transnational Security and Human Rights hosted by the Institute of International and Comparative Law

Lancashire Law School
University of Central Lancashire

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015

Keynote speaker: Professor Fiona de Londras, the University of Durham

'Counter-terrorism and Human Rights: Why a Transnational Perspective is Essential’. See presentation.

Other speakers include:

  • Dr Michelle Farrell, the University of Liverpool
  • Dr David Lowe, Liverpool John Moores University. See presentation.
  • Ms Rumyana Grozdanova, the University of Liverpool
  • Mr Ian Turner, the University of Central Lancashire. See presentation.

Please see full programme.

For more information, or to register your interest, please email the organiser, Ian Turner.

You can book your place on this workshop through Eventbrite.

Security Conference 


International and Comparative aspects of responding to War Crimes: Through Law and Alternative Mechanisms

This workshop is a continuation of the workshop series organised by the Lancashire Law School's new Institute for International and Comparative Law. The Workshop will address a number of related and distinct International and comparative aspects of war crimes trials, legal policy developments, and will evaluate extra-legal responses using examples of case studies. 

Date: 24 August 2015

Venue: Harris Building 155

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Wayne Morrison, Queen Mary University of London

‘The Bangladesh War Crimes Trials’

Guest Speakers: 

  • Miguel Manero, University of Macau, China

‘Nullum Crimen, Nulla Poena Sine Lege in War Crimes Trials:
In defense of the way International Criminal Tribunals fleshed out International Criminal Law from the roots of law’

  • Professor James Sweeney, University of Lancaster

‘Non–retroacticity, candour and ‘transitional relativism’

The workshop is aimed to gather together academics, students and other interested in war crimes trials, focusing at legal, historical and political issues of the war crimes trials. Moreover, this workshop will prepare the audience and create the framework for the bigger Conference 'International Criminal Trials: Historical Paradigms and Contemporary Dimensions' held by the Institute in September 2015.

Please see the event Flyer and Programme.

Workshop abstracts

Workshop Brochure with abstracts

Presenters Biographies

The workshop is free of charge. 

If you have any questions or would like to confirm your attendance, please contact the organiser:

Prof Michael Salter
msalter@uclan.ac.uk

Valentina Meiksane
vmeiksane@uclan.ac.uk



 


Announcements

Conferences

13 May 2015 'Chinese legal reforms and rule of law' - Conference Brochure available here. The Institute for International and Comparative Law Centre will be publishing the May conference papers either as a special issue of an international refereed journal or as an edited book to be published by a prestigious international publisher.

September 2015 'International Criminal Trials: Historical Paradigms and Contemporary Dimensions'

 

Workshops

Seminars Seminars Planned so far - (Dates to follow)

NEWS

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