The latest news on Centre activities, commentary, and debate.
Julie Ball has joined the Centre for Ethics and Law as a researcher on the Legal Risk, Ethics and Compliance: Legal and Compliance Perspectives project which looks at how in-house legal and compliance teams define and manage legal risk. Julie was previously Judicial Clerk for the Chief Justice of the Irish Supreme Court. More...
Published: Nov 27, 2013 9:23:05 AM
Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law - Richard Moorhead - comments on the outing of JK Rowling by her solicitor ....
Published: Aug 13, 2013 3:59:26 PM
CEL's Director, Richard Moorhead, addressed an audience of in-house
counsel and private practitioners at a seminar on Legal Risk and Lawyers
organised by Herbert Smith Freehills and the LSE.
Published: Jul 18, 2013 4:32:51 PM
Richard Moorhead’s paper with David Kershaw on lawyer involvement in the Lehman Collapse has led to invitations for Richard to speak at an International Conference on Regulation of International Finance in Hong Kong in December. More...
Published: Jul 18, 2013 1:07:14 PM
The UCL Laws Faculty has approved a new LLM module Commerce, Ethics and Innovation in Legal Services. More...
Published: Jul 18, 2013 1:03:50 PM
Debate & Analysis
The Centre is committed to raising issues for debate and analysis. We have an ongoing seminar and think tank series which raises interesting debate and discussion between academics, industry, students and civil servants.
Recent debate and analysis:
This workshop considered the role of Autonomous Systems by businesses, examining managerial responsibility and accountability for the use of such systems, and the ethical, social and legal consequences of the increasing use of this new technology.
The lecture offered critical reflections on the role of social media in social change and outline how the obligation of corporations in the information communications technology sector to avoid complicity in rights violations may evolve over time. Exploring the Internet's potential to further democratic discourse and inclusion or foster discrimination and exclusion considering whether the Internet industry has an obligation to protect against hate propaganda. The lecture considered discourse in the digital era--from political dissent to social discrimination, present escalating citizen-consumer expectations as a potential origin of obligation in the internet communications technology sector in the absence of binding law imposing particular obligations. In particular, it explored the interplay of interest convergence between the industry and its consumers in unfree societies with illiberal laws pertaining to freedom of expression and access to information to outline appropriate standards aligned with international human rights standards. The lecture also assessed the efficacy of multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Global Network Initiative.
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