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Dr Natalie Sedacca aids civil society campaign to remove the ‘Family Worker Exemption’ from the minimum wage and protect domestic workers’ rights

In November 2022, a coalition of organisations working to protect the rights of live-in domestic and childcare workers sent a joint open letter to Grant Shapps at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in November 2022. The letter called on him to fulfil a commitment the government made in March 2022 to repeal the ‘Family Worker Exemption’ from National Minimum Wage regulations.
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Durham strengthening ties with India

We are proud to be a global university, with research collaborations, partnerships and student, alumni and employer connections all over the world. As part of this global outlook, we’re very pleased be strengthening our ties with India.
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Alumnus and Honorary Professor Charles T. Kotuby Jr. publishes new book on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

Durham Alumnus and Honorary Professor Charles T. Kotuby Jr. FCIArb has co-authored a book titled “Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Concise Guide to the New York Convention's Uniform Regime” alongside Franco Ferrari and Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld, published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
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Call for Guest Editors of Public Law’s Annual Themed Analysis Section

The Editorial Committee of Public Law invites Guest Editors to submit proposals for a themed set of ‘analysis’ papers to be published in the April 2024 issue of the journal. This set of papers will follow publication – in Public Law’s April 2023 issue – of papers examining ‘Government Outsourcing in the Modern Administrative State’ (curated by Professor Joe Tomlinson (York) and Dr Janina Boughey (UNSW)).
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New report on small boat crossings launched by Professor Thom Brooks

This week Professor Thom Brooks, Professor of Law and Government, launched the most comprehensive report into the issue of asylum seekers using small boats to cross the Channel to Britain. A key finding of the 55 page report is that the Government's Brexit deal is a primary factor.
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SETI paper by Professor Bohlander nominated as finalist in the 2023 Canopus Awards

Professor Bohlander's paper 'Joining the “Galactic Club”: What Price Admission? – A hypothetical case study of the impact of human rights on a future accession of humanity to interstellar civilisation networks', published in the journal Futures in 2021, was nominated as one of five finalists in the category Published Short-Form Non-Fiction for the 2023 Canopus Awards for Excellence in Interstellar Writing, the winners of which were announced at the 2023 Nexus Conference in Nairobi on 2 February.
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Cohabitation: it’s time to take legal reform seriously

Dr Andy Hayward from our Law School busts common myths about cohabiting and explains why reform is imperative.
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Thom Brooks speaks at Brown Commission event

Durham Law School's Thom Brooks, Professor of Law and Government, was a panellist for a specially convened event on the Brown Commission, chaired by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and commissioned by Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer. The event was held at the Honourable Society of Inner Temple and hosted by the Society of Labour Lawyers.
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Love and the law

In one of two articles in this year's Valentine's Day series, Dr Benedict Douglas explains love's relationship to the law.
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Leading international law firm, Slaughter and May, supports Durham Law School’s Pensions Law module

Durham Law School has announced that leading international law firm, Slaughter and May, will support its Pensions Law module.
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Dr Se-shauna Wheatle explores the unwritten rules of constitutions in new project

Dr Se-shauna Wheatle is the Principal Investigator for an international research project that has collectively been granted funding of over £1 million pounds. Together with UCL Laws’ Dr Silvia Suteu as Co-investigator, Dr Wheatle will also lead the UK branch of the comparative study entitled “Unwritten Constitutional Norms and Principles: A Comparative Study”.
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Thom Brooks chairs panel with parliamentarians on defeating populism

Durham Law School's Thom Brooks, Professor of Law and Government, chaired a panel on how the political left can defeat populism at the annual FEPS-Fabian Society new year conference on 21 January 2023. Panellists included Dame Diana Johnson MP (Chair, Home Affairs Select Committee), Baroness Anderson (CEO, Index on Censorship), Ian Dunt (the i newspaper), Sunder Katwala (British Future), Prof Daphne Halikopoulou (York) and Marcin Duma (IBRIS).
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