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Monthly Archives: April 2014

24 Apr 2014

Law student receives commendation for animal welfare research

24 April 2014 Essex School of Law PhD student, Liz Tyson, received a special commendation by judges at the International Graduate Legal Research Conference 2014, hosted by Kings College, London, for her research poster presentation on the implementation of licensing regimes under s.13 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 as a means to protect animal welfare. One winner and one special commendation were awarded at the event, which featured 15 poster presentations during a dedicated session. Liz was particularly pleased […]

24 Apr 2014

Ministry of Justice responds to the consultation on Judicial Review

24 April 2014 ALAW recently reported concerns about government proposals for reform of Judicial Review, the legal mechanism for challenging unlawful decisions made by public bodies. ALAW responded to the consultation, Judicial Review: Proposals for further reform focusing on three key areas where we were concerned that proposals would impact disproportionately on animal welfare: standing, third party interventions and protective costs orders (PCOs). In February 2014 the Ministry of Justice published a response to the consultation. The good news in […]

16 Apr 2014

Roundtable seminar: Wildlife law reform

16 April 2014 Middlesex University, London, will be hosting the “School of Law Roundtable Seminar: Wildlife Law Reform and the Future Protection of Wildlife” on Friday 30 May 2014, 12:00 to 16:30 at The Barn, Middlesex University Hendon Campus. The seminar will be chaired by Dr Angus Nurse, and feature the following speakers: Dr Keith Vincent, former lead lawyer on the Law Commission’s wildlife reform project. Mr Mark Jones, Humane Society International. Ms Melanie Wellsmith, University of Huddersfield. Dr Haydn Davies, […]

15 Apr 2014

Course on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

15 April 2014 St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, are now taking names for their Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Course which will run from 7th to 19th September 2014. The course covers: Welfare Concepts and Assessment, and Zoo Animal Welfare; Law and Companion Animal Welfare; Horse Welfare; Principles of Ethics in Relation to Animal Use; and Farm Animal Welfare. More information, including online booking, is available at www.cawsel.com.