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Challenges in the Governance of Plastic Wastes

Plastic waste pollution is a huge issue with many detrimental economic, environmental and social impacts. Many questions therefore exist in relation to its most effective governance. This blogpost covers some of the motivation for a Special Issue on the Governance of Plastics.

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Using Private Property Rights to Avoid ‘Wasting’ Waste in the Linköping and Norrköping Industrial Symbiosis Network

Property rights in waste – in essence who owns waste and how waste can be used – are a key consideration in how waste is conceived and treated. Yet, they are not consciously engaged with to promote reuse, recycling, or recovery of waste. This post covers how private property rights are currently being used to facilitate the looping of wastes in one particular case study in Sweden.

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VIRTUE Roundtable: Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Human Rights in the area of Taxation

On the 29th of January 2021, a fascinating discussion took place during the Roundtable Discussion Series organised within the VIRTEU project. A very distinguished panel of experts discussed burning topics relating to “CSR, Business Ethics, and Human Rights in the Area of Taxation”. This blogpost summarises the outcomes of the event.

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AI and Law Forum: Fashion, Copyright and AI: Does the New Creative Environment Come with New Copyright Issues?

As the founders of the Forum, Dr Luo Li and Dr Amber Darr invited Ms Heidi Härkönen, Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku in Finland, to deliver a guest talk on 24 February 2021 on how AI raises complicated copyright issues in the fashion industry. Dr Luo Li provides an account of the session in this post.

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Disseminating Research in a Virtual World

Aaron Cooper highlights some of the ways in which he has been ensuring the dissemination of his research virtually during the pandemic.

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Three Minute Thesis: A Reflection on the Development of New Skills

Mahmoud Masud reflects on his experience of recently winning the People’s Choice Award and placing third in the judges’ choice in Coventry University’s Three Minute Thesis competition.

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CLS Staff Forum: Clowning Around? Expanding the Right to Accompaniment in Workplace Disciplinary Proceedings in English Law

I recently gave a presentation at the Coventry Law School Staff Forum on the potential changes to the ‘Right to be Accompanied’ at workplace disciplinary hearings. My PhD studies focus on the role of Natural Justice Principles at disciplinary proceedings, so this was related to my thesis. For those unfamiliar with this area of law […]

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Artificial Intelligence and the Law

CLS convenes it first meeting of the AI and the Law discussion forum to explore areas of research interest for both staff and students.

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Post-Release Sex Offender Management in the Republic of Ireland: A Restorative Response?

Read about recent research from Coventry Law School academic Lorraine Barron, on the topic of post-release sex offender management, and the decline of a ‘rehabilitative ideal’ in relation to sex offenders.