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UK Parliament calls on City Law School academic expertise

City specialists on a range of legal topics have recently presented oral and written evidence to British lawmakers on current issues.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

City Law School academics have recently submitted written and oral evidence to several Parliamentary Committees.

Dr Adrienne Yong, has been cited in the House of Commons' Home Affairs Committee Report on the EU Settlement Scheme published on 30th May, after appearing before the Home Affairs Committee in February

Dr Yong's research interests are in the areas of European human rights and EU citizenship, and her work currently focuses on considering the effect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on human rights protection of EU citizens.

Professor of Law, Professor Elaine Fahey, gave oral evidence to the House of Commons' International Trade Committee on May 22nd in which she mentioned the important role of the European Parliament and the EU’s common trade policy, the significance of the EU Horizon scientific research funding programme (the largest in the world) and the recently introduced GDPR data protection regime. 

Professor Fahey was also cited in the in the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution document, titled, ‘Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties’, published on April 30th.

Leading research centre

Notably, Professor Fahey and Dr Yong are key academics in The City Law School's Institute for the Study of European Laws, one of London's leading legal research centres in which scholars are carrying out research on many aspects of law including Brexit, EU constitutional and administrative law, EU external relations law, and EU trade and internal market law.

Reader in Law, Dr Carmen Draghici has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry on The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Global Media Freedom.

Dr Draghici is the author of the International Federation of Journalists’ Draft UN Convention on the Safety and Independence of Journalists and Other Media Professionals

Professor of International Economic Law, Professor David Collins, was asked about political risk insurance and the role of international investor provisions in international investment agreements, when he appeared before members of the International Trade Committee on May 1st.

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