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  • Hitoshi Nasu on lethal autonomous maritime systems

    SCuLE’s Professor Hitoshi Nasu and David Letts (Australian National University College of Law) wrote an article titled “The Legal Characterization of Lethal Autonomous Maritime Systems: Warship, Torpedo, or Naval Mine?” published by the Stockton Center for International Law. The article examines legal status of lethal autonomous maritime systems (LAMS). LAMS, unmanned maritime platforms with lethal autonomous ...
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  • SCuLE’s Response to the European Commission’s consultation on digital technologies for the culture heritage sector

    The Centre for Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter published a Response to the Consultation on Digital Cultural Heritage and Recommendation 2011/711/EU launched by the European Commission. The Commission’s aim is to ensure that the 2011 Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation still addresses the challenges posed ...
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  • Dr Inga Thiemann discussed work and its regulation after Covid-19

    Dr Inga Thiemann together with the Moving Labour Collective published a blog post on the Futures of Work on ‘Re-imagining Work and its Regulation after Covid-19’. The blog post includes an edited transcript of an online meeting hosted to discuss implications of COVID-19 for labour, its embodied practices, regulation, and the theoretical and activist engagements with ...
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  • Hitoshi Nasu contributed an article on Weapons Testing in Just Security

    Professor Hitoshi Nasu and Professor Michael Schmitt (University of Reading) contributed an article titled “A Threat or A Warning: Russia’s Weapons Testing in Space” in Just Security. The article is set against the backdrop of the Space Security Exchange meeting between the US and Russia. The two nations exchanged the views on space threats, policies and ...
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  • Hitoshi Nasu mentioned in the Economist

    Professor Hitoshi Nasu was mentioned in the article published by the Economist on 15 August 2020. The article titled “An arms race is brewing in orbit” points out that there is a growing possibility to use anti-satellite weapons. Countries like America, Russia and China have been testing new methods of attack such as lasers and ...
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  • Hitoshi Nasu contributes chapter on artificial intelligence and compliance with international humanitarian law

    Professor Hitoshi Nasu contributed a chapter to Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law edited by Eve Massingham and Annabel McConnachie. The chapter, titled “Artificial Intelligence and the obligation to respect and to ensure respect for IHL”, examines application of artificial intelligence technology for military purposes and its legality. In this context, Professor Nasu evaluates the practical ...
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  • Inga Thiemann published an article in International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations

    Dr Inga Thiemann published an article titled ‘Sex Work Regulation, Anti-trafficking Policy, and Their Effects on the Labour Rights of Sex Workers in Germany‘ in the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. The article focuses on Germany as a case study of regulatory approaches to sex work, the status of sex workers’ labour ...
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  • UK and Ireland Patent Network Virtual Seminar Series Launched

    SCuLE’s Dr Naomi Hawkins and Dr Karen Walsh (Exeter University), together with Dr Aisling McMahon (Maynooth University), co-founders of the UK and Ireland Patent Scholars Network, have recently launched an online seminar series for the network. The seminar series offers a monthly forum to discuss research in progress from leading patent scholars based in the UK ...
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  • Dr Kyriaki Noussia On Modern Threats to Environmental Sustainability in the Arctic: The Climate Change Factor

    Dr Kyriaki Noussia contributed an article titled ‘On Modern Threats to Environmental Sustainability in the Arctic: The Climate Change Factor‘ to the European Energy and Environmental Law Review. The article is set against the backdrop of the growing possibility to explore natural resources and usage of new navigation routes in shipping due to the ice melting ...
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  • Naomi Hawkins appointed as QUEX Theme Lead

    Dr Naomi Hawkins has been appointed as theme lead for the QUEX Institute’s new theme:  Digital Worlds and Disruptive Technologies. The QUEX Institute of Global Sustainability and Wellbeing is a collaboration between The University of Queensland and University of Exeter. Its mission is to deliver innovative research engaging with crucial global challenges under three interdisciplinary themes. Dr ...
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Events

    • Inga Thiemann co-organised “Moving beyond Covid?” webinar series

      With events taking place throughout June, Dr Inga Thiemann co-organised a webinar series called “Moving beyond Covid?” together with the Moving Labour Collective. The webinar series was set against the backdrop of  globally sharpening inequalities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was delivered by academics and researchers from around the world with an aim to discuss ...
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    • Patents and Emerging Technologies Workshop

      On 19 & 20 November 2019, the Patents and Emerging Technologies Workshop was held at the Wellcome Collection in London. The workshop was convened by SCuLE’s Dr Naomi Hawkins, as the final workshop of her ESRC Future Research Leaders project, “The Impact of Patents on Translational Research – Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis in Europe and US”. The ...
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    • Naomi Hawkins participates in OECD Workshop

      On 17-18 September 2019, Dr Naomi Hawkins attended “Collaborative platforms for personalized health: realizing the potential of genomics and biobanks” in Stockholm, Sweden. This OECD Workshop, organised in collaboration with Vinnova (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems), explored the institutional arrangements and business models underlying collaborative platforms in genomics and biobanks for personalized health. The participants ...
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    • Exeter Law School hosts inaugural Patent Scholars Network

      In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, there is a relatively small community of patent law scholars and at many institutions there is typically only a single patent law scholar. Although patent law scholars are keen members of the broader community of intellectual property law scholars, there are elements of patent law scholarship, often ...
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    • Exeter Law School Hosts International Conference in IP Law

      On the 16th and 17th of April, Exeter Law School hosted its second international conference in intellectual property (IP) law. The event was co-hosted by the New IP Lawyers network and sponsored by Stephens Scown LLP, together with the Society of Legal Scholars and the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association. The event gathered ...
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    • Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicle Symposium

      On 1 June 2018, Exeter Law School hosted the “Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles” at Reed Hall. The event brought together academics, business and policymakers to discuss some of the legal challenges that will occur due to the introduction of autonomous vehicles. The discussions focused on questions of insurance and liability and the topic of ...
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