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Coventry Law School and SEGERICO launch two books on Covid published by Routledge

Coventry Law School and SEGERICO launch two books on Covid published by Routledge

We are delighted to announce that Coventry Law School (CLS) and SEGERICO (Nebrija Research Group on Security, Risk Management and Conflicts) at Nebrija University in Spain, launched two new books on the legal implications of Covid-19. This shows excellent academic cooperation between CLS and SEGERICO. These two books were published by Routledge, an internationally reputable publisher, on 29 and 30 December 2021, and focus on two different perspectives: Volume 1 focuses on security and human rights, whereas Volume 2 focuses on information technology and business.

Professor Carlos Espaliu Berdud at SEGERICO, Dr Ben Stanford at Liverpool John Moores University, and Dr Steve Foster at CLS collaborated to co-edit volume 1: Global Pandemic, Security and Human Rights: Comparative Explorations of Covid-19 and the Law.  This book presents an international and comparative exploration of how the COVID-19 global pandemic has affected and impacted on issues of human rights, security, and law. Organised into two thematic and distinct yet interrelated parts, first on theoretical and practical challenges for human rights and second on threats to personal, collective, and global security, the book examines how the ability of states to safeguard our fundamental rights and security, has been challenged. Questions about the legality and legal impact of recent responses to the pandemic will persist for some time. It is often said that global problems require coordinated global solutions, but the various responses to the pandemic by states suggest a notable lack of a consensus amongst the international community.

Dr Luo Li and Dr Steve Foster co-edited volume 2 with Professor Carlos Espaliu Berdud and Dr Ben Stanford: Global Pandemic, Technology and Business: Comparative Explorations of Covid-19 and the Law. This book explores the theoretical and practical impact of the pandemic crisis with respect to information, business, and the creative economy by addressing a variety of legal issues and fields. Written by academic law scholars, a variety of subdisciplines within law are covered in this book. The book is divided into three parts: Part I deals with the implications of the pandemic crisis on the use of intangible assets, including information, data and intellectual property, all from an intellectual property or intellectual property-related information rights/data protection perspective. Part II explores the legal impact of the pandemic crisis on a series of key commercial acts (from contractual obligations to dispute resolutions) in a wider commercial law context. Part III addresses legal rights, obligations and the relationship between employers and employees during the pandemic crisis through the perspectives of corporate governance, employment law and labour rights.

We hope that that both volumes will inform academic and commercial debate in these areas, and inspire further research and publications in this fascinating, evolving subject.

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