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Centre for Law, Justice and Society Projects and Partnerships

Current research projects

Building a Just Climate Future: Addressing the Impact of ‘Green’ Pension Fund Investments in relation to Urban Sustainability, and Environmental and Social Justice funded by the EU Commission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and led by Prof Julia J.A. Shaw with Dr Jessica Parish, York University, Toronto, Canada (2021-2023)

(Re)Constructing Judicial Institutions for Conflict Transformation: The Supreme Court of Cameroon in Perspective funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Laura-Stella Enonchong, with Mr Ashu Eware, National School of Administration and Magistracy, Ministry of Justice, Cameroon (2020-2023)

Examining and Interviewing Victims, Witnesses and Suspects Following the Response by Policing to COVID-19 funded by the ESRC, with Prof Dave Walsh as co-investigator and inter alia Northumbria University, the University of Sunderland and Fair Trials (2020-2022)

When is a wedding not a marriage? Exploring non-legally binding ceremonies funded by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Dr Rajnaara Akhtar, with Prof Rebecca Probert, University of Exeter and Dr Vishal Vora, Max Planck Institute (2020-2022)

International Law and Indigenous Communities: Traditional Knowledge, Technology and Food Security British Academy Small Research Grant funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Wilkinson Cross (2020-2022)

COVID-19 and Child Criminal Exploitation: Closing Urgent Knowledge and Data Gaps on the Implications of the Pandemic for County Lines funded by the ESRC and led by Prof Dave Walsh, with the University of Nottingham (2020-2021)

Design and organisation of a Global South Feminist Early Career Researcher Writing Workshop funded by the Feminist Review Trust and led by Dr Zainab Naqvi (2020-2021)

An empirical study of women’s marriage and divorce experiences in Qatar (web-link coming soon) funded by Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) OSRA scheme and led by Dr Rajnaara Akhtar, with Dr Alexandre Caeiro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar (2020-2021)

Impact Evaluation of East Midlands UASC Foster Carer and Supported Lodgings Provider Recruitment and Support funded by Leicestershire and East Midlands County Councils and led by Prof Vanessa Bettinson, Dr Melanie Crofts and Dr Sarah-Jo Lee (2019-2022)

Racialised Selectivity of Humanitarian Financial Aid Responses in Jordan and Trajectories of Belonging among Migrant Domestic Workers funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Zainab Naqvi (2020-2021)

Completed research projects

Towards the development of a framework for the interviewing of vulnerable people by the police in Japan funded by the ESRC and led by Prof Dave Walsh (2019-2020)

Toolkit to help businesses tackling modern slavery funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, led by Prof Dave Walsh (2019-2020)

Visiting Fellowship at Åbo Akademi University Institute of Human Rights, Turku, Finland on protecting the rights of minorities and indigenous communities, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research mobility programme, Prof Julia J.A. Shaw (2019) 

Violence Against Women No More Project funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, led by Prof Vanessa Bettinson (2017-2018)