Public database of amnesties launched by Belfast and Edinburgh academics

Researchers have launched a comprehensive public database exploring amnesties granted during ongoing conflicts, as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods for the first time.

Published 1 September 2020

Professor Gordon Anthony joins London-based barristers' chambers

Barristers' chambers Francis Taylor Building has announced the appointment of Professor Gordon Anthony of Queen's University Belfast as an academic tenant.

Published 7 August 2020

Professor Kieran McEvoy admitted to British Academy

Professor Kieran McEvoy, a professor of law and transitional justice at Queen's University Belfast, has been admitted as a fellow of the British Academy.

Published 28 July 2020

New paper sets out constitutional status and functions of law officers

A new paper setting out the constitutional status and functions of UK law officers has been published by the House of Commons Library.

Published 29 May 2020

Belfast academic Dr Cheryl Lawther wins grant for US research

Belfast-based legal academic Dr Cheryl Lawther will conduct research at Berkeley School of Law after winning a prestigious grant.

Published 14 April 2020

Legal experts warn latest legacy proposals incompatible with human rights laws

Proposals to limit legacy investigations in order to protect former British soldiers from "vexatious claims" are incompatible with the UK's human rights obligations, a new report has warned.

Published 9 April 2020

Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly expands open access archive

The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly published by Queen's University Belfast School of Law has expanded its open access archive.

Published 9 April 2020

Triumph for IPLS trainees in Client Consultation Competition 2020

Trainees at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) triumphed over law students at Queen's University Belfast to win the Northern Ireland heat of the Client Consultation Competition 2020.

Published 9 March 2020

Belfast trainees best Dublin rivals in Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot

Bar trainees at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) at Queen's University Belfast have won this year's Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot.

Published 12 February 2020

Queen's University Belfast students triumph in Philpot Curran Moot

Law students at Queen's University Belfast have been named winners of the 2019/20 Philpot Curran Moot Court Competition.

Published 11 February 2020

Law student Gary Simpson named inaugural winner of Eversheds Sutherland Prize

Law student Gary Simpson has been named the inaugural winner of the Eversheds Sutherland Prize at Queen's University Belfast.

Published 3 February 2020

Legal academic calls for 'dialogue and generosity' around Irish unity after speaking out about political pressure

Human rights law expert Professor Colin Harvey has called for dialogue about Irish unity to continue in the "spirit of generosity" after speaking out about political pressure over his work.

Published 5 November 2019

Professor Phil Scraton calls for QUB apology over gay aversion therapy

A senior legal academic has called on Queen's University Belfast to make a "full public apology" over its historical involvement in electrical aversion therapy for gay men.

Published 24 October 2019

Spain: Harsh sentences for Catalan leaders risk 'chilling effect' on rights

Lengthy prison sentences imposed on nine Catalan pro-independence leaders by the Spanish courts yesterday risk having "a chilling effect on freedom of expression and association", a human rights expert has warned.

Published 15 October 2019

JMK Solicitors launches student prize at Queen's University Belfast

Personal injury and road traffic accident specialist law firm JMK Solicitors has launched a student prize in conjunction with Queen's University Belfast.

Published 11 September 2019