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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 https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en 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 https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/projects/humanities-social-sciences-tackling-global-challenges-reconstructing-judicial-institutions-for-conflict-transformation/ 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 https://www.fairtrials.org/news/press-release-new-research-project-examines-impact-remote-interviews-uk-police-stations 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 https://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/project/wedding-not-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 https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/beacons-of-excellence/rights-lab/research-projects/covid-19-and-child-criminal-exploitation.aspx 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 https://www.feminist-review-trust.com/awards/ 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 http://bidstats.uk/tenders/2020/W05/719978800 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 https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/news/british-academy-awards-funding-14-collaborative-projects-uk-and-middle-east-based-researchers 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 https://gtr.ukri.org/organisation/DF259B19-FD17-4588-BFEF-AD08F1193451?term=&selectedFacets=&fields=&type=&fetchSize=25&selectedSortableField=pro.am&selectedSortOrder=DESC&page=6 funded by the ESRC and led by Prof Dave Walsh (2019-2020)

Toolkit to help businesses tackling modern slavery https://llrmodernslaveryactiongroup.our.dmu.ac.uk/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 https://www.abo.fi/en/visiting-fellows/ 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 https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/News-and-Events/News-Archive/2017/PR-169.aspx funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, led by Prof Vanessa Bettinson (2017-2018)