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  1. Autumn 2013
Law Research

Autumn 2013

Welcome to the autumn 2013 edition of the City Law School's legal research newsletter, RE: LAW. Find out all the information you need to know about the latest legal research developments happening across the School.



Andrew L-T Choo, The Privilege against Self-Incrimination and Criminal Justice (Oxford, Hart Publishing 2013)

Articles and contributions

Enrico Bonadio, 'Standardization Agreements, Intellectual Property Rights and Anti-competitive Concerns' (2013) Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property 22-42

Margaret Carran, 'Minors and Gambling Regulation' (2013) 4(4) European Journal of Risk Regulation 509-520

David Collins, 'ICSID Annulment Committee Appointments: Too Much Discretion to the Chairman?' (2013) 30(4) Journal of International Arbitration 333-344

Nataliya Hitsevich, 'Article 5 (3) of the Brussels I Regulation and its applicability in the case of intellectual property rights infringement on the Internet' (2013) 79 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 1811-1818

Ioannis Kalpouzos, 'International Law and the Classification of Conflicts', (2013) 26(3) Leiden Journal of International Law 767-772

David Seymour, 'The Purgatory of the Camp: Political Emancipation And The Emancipation of the Political' in Giorgio Agamben Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge 2013)

John Stanton, 'The General Power of Competence and Reshaping Local Public Service

Steven Truxal and Siri Harris, 'Airfreight: regulatory environment encourages or imposes price co-ordination?' (2013) 78(3) Journal of Air Law & Commerce 541-584

Conference papers and presentations

Enrico Bonadio and Maria Mercedes Frabboni, 'Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd: Impact of this Case on Sports and Copyright Law' (Talk given at a round-table discussion organised by Sweet & Maxwell, London, UK, 11 June 2013)

Enrico Bonadio, 'Plain Packaging - quo vadis? Legal Perspective / Consumer Perspective, (Talk given at the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) 32nd Annual Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 20 June 2013)

Enrico Bonadio, 'Recent Packaging Appropriation Measures in the Field of Tobacco between Health Risks and Intellectual Property Rights (Talk given at the Red Europea de gestión del riesgo workshop organized by Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 6 June 2013)

Enrico Bonadio, 'EU Intellectual Property Update' (Talk given at a webinar organised by Central Law Training, London, 2 September 2013)

Enrico Bonadio, 'Border Measures after EU Regulation 608/2013: the goods in transit' (Talk delivered at the Trade of Goods, Trademark Infringements and IP Enforcement: A Comparative Analysis between Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland and the European Union conference organized by Associazione Professionisti d'Affari (APA), Turin, Italy, 24 September 2013)

Enrico Bonadio, 'IP Trends in the European Union: an Overview of Recent Decisions of the Court of Justice' (Talk delivered at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia, 26 November 2013)

Carmen Draghici, 'International legal umbrella for protecting journalists' (Presentation delivered at the Protecting the Messenger: The Challenges of Media Coverage in Conflict Zones conference organized by the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland), the International Federation of Journalists and the Public Liberties and Human Rights Department of Aljazeera Media Network, London 12 November 2013)

Faizah Abd Rahman, Dimitrios Arvanitis, Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa, Carlo Corcione,  (Presentations delivered at the Transport Law de lege ferenda conference, University of Leuven, Belgium, 4-15 November 2013)

Nataliya Hitsevich, 'Article 5 (3) of the Brussels I Regulation and its applicability in the case of intellectual property rights infringement on the Internet (part 2)' (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology conference, Paris, France, 29-30 August 2013

Carl Stychin and Clemens Rieder, 'Living With/Out Proximity: The Absence of a Contested Concept in the Civil Law of Tort' (Filling the Gaps: The Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond conference organised by The Protection Project, the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law and the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists, University of Catania, Italy, May 2013)

Carl Stychin, 'Pluralism, Equality and the Challenge of Faith Based Services' (Fifth International Conference on 'New Haven and other Jurisprudential Perspectives on Conflict Resolution and Current Legal Problems', City University of Hong Kong School of Law, Hong Kong, September 2013)

Steven Truxal attended the 38th General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal and the pre-Assembly Symposium in collaboration
with McGill University.

Steven Truxal, 'The "legalisation" of European airport slot exchange: abuses of dominance in slots?' (Society of Legal Scholars, Edinburgh, 2013)

Steven Truxal, 'European regulation of airport slots: Issues in competition law?' (Centre for Competition Regulation and Policy' (L'Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy, 2013)


Dr Enrico Bonadio was interviewed by SBS Radio (Melbourne, Australia) in relation to a recent Australian public health measure (plain packaging of cigarettes) on 22 October 2013.

Dr Steven Truxal appeared in the Financial Times commenting on the challenge of reaching a global agreement on limiting airline carbon emissions. The interview followed Steven's attendance at the ICAO General Assembly in Montreal recently and links directly to his areas of research. His comments were also picked up by Reuters

Seminars and events

Fourth biennial International Applied Storytelling Conference

The City Law School hosted the Fourth biennial International Applied Storytelling Conference from 22 - 24 July 2013.

Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality and Democracy

nullOn 29 November 2013, Distinguished Professor, Ruthann Robson, visited City University London to mark the beginning of her three year tenure as an Honorary Visiting Professor at The City Law School.

Ruthann is a renowned expert in the law of sexuality and currently holds the position of Professor of Law at the City University of New York (CUNY). She has been named as one of the 26 "best law teachers" in the United States following a study entitled 'What the Best Law Teachers Do', published by Harvard University Press.

Government launches new Victims' Code at The City Law School

nullThe Ministry of Justice held an event at The City Law School on 17 December 2013 to introduce the new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. It was hosted by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, Victims' Minister Damian Green and the Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove. Ministers were joined by invited guests who contributed to the Code's development and those responsible for implementing it.

The new Code aims to put victims first in the criminal justice system and sets out in plain English what people should expect from the moment they report a crime to the end of a trial. For the first time it includes tailored advice for under-18s and their guardians on attending court and giving evidence.

Dr Steven Truxal gave the inaugural lecture for The City Law School's new International Commercial and Transport Law Group, a new research group created by the School's PhD students.

Professor Jennifer Temkin was a panellist in a major public debate entitled 'Is Rape Different?' (LSE, November 2013).

Other news

Dr Abayomi Al-Ameen joined The City Law School as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in October 2013. Abayomi has been a researcher at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and is a competition law specialist. His recent book Antitrust: The Person-Centred Approach is published by Springer. He has also published in the Competition Law Review, the World Competition Law and Economics Review, the European Competition Law Review amongst others.

Dr Grietje Baars joined two new research groups: the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) and Centre for Responsible Enterprise (ETHOS)

Dr Marios Costa and Professor Steve Peers' article 'Accountability for Delegated and Implementing Acts after the Treaty of Lisbon' [2012] 18 European Law Journal 427-460 was referenced in the Note 98 was quoted in the opinion of Advocate General Jaaskinen,  delivered on 12 September 2013 (Case C 270/12 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v Council of the European Union and European Parliament).

Dr Enrico Bonadio spent part of his sabbatical as a visiting scholar at Melbourne Law School from September to December 2013. Dr Bonadio conducted research in the field of international and comparative trademark law.

Dr David Collins acted as a Consultant to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty for a project called 'Developing country preferential trade agreements and WTO compliance' between January and October 2013.

Professor Sir Alan Dashwood was elected president of the UK Association for European Law (UKAEL), succeeding the Rt Hon Professor Sir Francis Jacobs. He joins Professor Philippa Watson, Secretary to the UKAEL since 2008.

David Wurtzel's 2009 RI report was referenced in the Bar's long awaited report on handling vulnerable witnesses published on 13 April 2013. Raising The Bar,the Advocacy Training Council's Report on the handling of vulnerable people in court, is the first major research project in England and Wales to focus on how best to train advocate in the handling of vulnerable people in court.