Podcast: COVID-19 vaccines and national and COVAX no-fault compensation programmes

Public confidence in vaccines is vital to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and no-fault compensation schemes for the small minority of people who experience serious side-effects have a role to play in reducing vaccine hesitancy. The latest episode of the Legal Frontiers podcast features interview with product liability expert Professor Duncan Fairgrieve (Université Paris-Dauphine & BIICL), … Continue reading Podcast: COVID-19 vaccines and national and COVAX no-fault compensation programmes

Biodiversity 2050: Can the Convention on Biological Diversity Deliver a World Living in Harmony with Nature?

Peking University’s School of Transnational Law recently hosted a virtual lecture by Dr Michelle Lim on the theme of “Biodiversity 2050: Can the Convention on Biological Diversity Deliver a World Living in Harmony with Nature?”. Dr Lim is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and discussed the current state of biodiversity and the particular … Continue reading Biodiversity 2050: Can the Convention on Biological Diversity Deliver a World Living in Harmony with Nature?

Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

In this episode of Legal Frontiers, Lauterpacht Centre visiting fellow and former Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank chief counsel Peter Quayle and I discuss the establishment and early years of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as well as the practice and theory of the law of international organisations. Many thanks to Peter for an interesting and … Continue reading Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

Law & Sustainability Colloquium: International climate change law & negotiations in times of COVID-19

On November 4th, I was very pleased to host the first session of the new STL Law and Sustainability Colloquium, broadcast live on ClassIn. The colloquium series is hosted by Peking University’s School of Transnational Law. The intent is to provide a focus for engagement with urgent law and sustainability issues, sparked by presentations from … Continue reading Law & Sustainability Colloquium: International climate change law & negotiations in times of COVID-19

Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Smart contracts, online dispute resolution, AI… probably not 🤖️ judges: In the latest episode of the Peking University School of Transnational Law podcast, “Legal Frontiers”, my colleague Professor Ray Campbell and I discuss how technology & innovation are disrupting legal services, the jurisdictions welcoming change & the legal Luddites resisting it. We also discussed the … Continue reading Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Podcast: Refugee law, asylum justice & closed borders

It was great to speak with my colleague Liu Yue for the latest episode of Legal Frontiers. Yue shares his experience working with refugees and asylum seekers at Asylum Access Thailand, and we also discussed recent developments in refugee law in the US & the additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legal Frontiers · Refugee … Continue reading Podcast: Refugee law, asylum justice & closed borders

Podcast: International Cleantech Cooperation

Clean technologies have a key role to play in a green recovery from the current crisis. This World Environment Day, in the latest Legal Frontiers episode, my colleague Assistant Professor Joy Xiang & I discuss the state of international cleantech cooperation. Joy Xiang is assistant professor at STL & a 2019/20 fellow at the Asian … Continue reading Podcast: International Cleantech Cooperation

Interview: China’s Supreme People’s Court in 2020

In the second episode of the Legal Frontiers podcast, STL colleague Susan Finder and I discuss China’s highest court, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), and key SPC developments in 2020: The SPC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various aspects of judicial modernization, the China International Commercial Court within the SPC, and the SPC’s “Opinion on … Continue reading Interview: China’s Supreme People’s Court in 2020

New podcast: Legal Frontiers

This week we launched a new podcast: Legal Frontiers, from Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), providing research-based analysis of developments in transnational law and legal practice. Interviews, presentations and panel discussions will examine the intersection of law and transnational challenges such as climate change, new technologies, public health and economic relations, as well … Continue reading New podcast: Legal Frontiers

Video: Accelerating Climate Action Dialogue

I was very pleased to participate yesterday in the UNFCCC's Accelerating Climate Action series of panel discussions here in Bonn. This series showcases the actions of both state and non-state actors implement ambitious climate plans in their various sectors, building on the groundswell of actions in the run-up to the 2015 Paris conference. The session … Continue reading Video: Accelerating Climate Action Dialogue