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Implementing the EU’s CO2 Storage Directive: Challenges and Opportunities

By news editor, on 9 November 2011

Environmental lawyers, geologists and international policy makers were amongst the diverse participants attracted to a 7 November event hosted by the UCL Carbon Capture Legal Programme. The conference, entitled “Implementing the CO2 Storage Directive: Challenges and Opportunities”, explored how the European Union Directive on the Geological Storage of CO2 is being put in place. It also addressed public engagement issues around carbon capture and storage. Alexandra Malone, Research Assistant at UCL Laws, reports.

Not a climate change technology buff or an expert on the intricacies of EU law? Then here’s a quick primer on carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the UCL Carbon Capture Legal Programme (CCLP).


UCL Jurisprudence Review hosts debate on free speech and privacy

By ucyow3c, on 4 November 2011

The UCL Jurisprudence Review launched its 17th volume by hosting a 1 November debate on The Normative Value of Free Speech and Privacy’. Napoleon Emm. Xanthoulis reports.

In her opening address, Dean of UCL Laws, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, acknowledged the Review’s proud and enduring legacy of scholarship and its significant contribution to legal philosophy. She congratulated the editorial board for another successful volume showcasing the best of original and thought-provoking student writing in legal philosophy across the UK.

A number of distinguished speakers from judicial, academic and legal practice backgrounds were invited to share their views on the contemporary issues raised by the intersection of the concepts of freedom of expression and privacy.


Bill of Rights debate gets people listening

By ucyow3c, on 28 October 2011

It’s not often that the most distinguished attendees of a lecture are seated in the audience and not on stage. On 26 October, Sir Leigh Lewis, chair of the Commission on a Bill of Rights and former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Work and Pensions, along with Anthony Speaight QC and two other members of the Commission, sat quietly in ‘listening mode’ to a debate on a British Bill of Rights put on by UCL’s Institute for Human Rights (Live-tweeted under #BritishBillofRights @humanrightsucl). Avery Hancock, a first-year PhD student in political theory at UCL, reports.


US Supreme Court Justice Breyer at UCL Laws

By Ruth Grenville, on 22 March 2011

On 17 March, UCL’s Judicial Institute was delighted to host a visit by US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a rare occasion for our law students to hear about the American justice system, direct from the source.

Justice Breyer and Professor John Lowry

Justice Breyer brandishes a copy of the US constitution, as UCL Laws Vice-Dean for Staffing Professor John Lowry looks on