The latest news on Centre activities, commentary, and debate.
Professor Richard Moorhead, UCL's new Chair in Law and Professional Ethics and Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law, has joined prominent lawyers and advisors from the legal not-for-profit sector to sit on the Advisory Board for a major new public legal education project aimed at explaining legal rights to young people in Hackney. Advisory Board members also include Lord Bach, Michael Mansfield QC, David Jessel and Sean Canning.
Published: Jun 26, 2012 4:20:06 PM
Professor Richard Moorhead, a highly-respected voice in legal education and legal aid, has been appointed as the first Chair in Law and Professional Ethics at University College London. As holder of the Chair, he will take on the Directorship of UCL’s Centre for Ethics and Law from September 2012. More...
Published: Apr 2, 2012 10:51:01 AM
UCL’s Centre for Ethics and Law has recently received Impact funding to provide support for a PhD studentship in the Faculty of Laws. Impact awards support collaborative studentship projects with organisations such as charities, companies, government institutions and social enterprises. UCL part funds the studentships, contributing £32,535 towards the cost of a 3 or 4 year PhD. More...
Published: Feb 16, 2012 12:41:55 PM
Following the success of the first Co-Director secondment to the CEL from Carillion plc, Ernst & Young have committed to identify a secondee to take on the role of Co-Director part time from January 2012. This reflects the exceptional support provided by the Centre’s corporate sponsors and the intention to drive the Centre towards its vision of becoming a world class Centre for Ethics and Law.
Published: Dec 13, 2011 10:15:57 PM
Carillion plc, one of the corporate sponsors of the CEL have committed to a full time secondee in the role of Co-Director, from September 2011 until December 2012. The secondee is expected to help work towards delivery of the objectives of the Centre and its strategy. More...
Published: Dec 13, 2011 10:14:15 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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