4 05, 2021

Birth Rights & COVID-19: Socio-Legal Reflections on Changing Choices and Increasing Restriction

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By Elizabeth Chloe Romanis (@ECRomanis) & Anna Nelson (@Anna_Nelson95) In the previous post in this series we provided an overview of the socio-legal gap that exists between the legal principle that pregnant people have a right to make choices about childbirth and the reality of the contemporary socio-legal context, which means it is difficult for this right to be [...]

4 05, 2021

Birth Rights & COVID-19: Changing Choices and Increasing Restriction

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By Elizabeth Chloe Romanis (@ECRomanis) & Anna Nelson The second of our COVID-19 birthing workshops focused on the ways in which birthing preferences of pregnant people may have changed in response to the crisis, and the extent to which birthing preferences were respected during COVID-19. The aim was to understand some of the difficulties pregnant people preparing to [...]

26 04, 2021

Birth Rights & COVID-19: Socio-Legal Reflections on the Problem of Unconsented Vaginal Examinations

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By Anna Nelson (@Anna_Nelson95) & Elizabeth Chloe Romanis (@ECRomanis) In the previous post in this series we provided an overview of the problem of unconsented vaginal examinations during labour and reflected briefly on some of the key discussions and themes which emerged during our workshop.  In this blog, we explore each of the three key themes in more [...]

26 04, 2021

Birth Rights & COVID-19: The Problem of Unconsented Vaginal Examinations

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By Anna Nelson (@Anna_Nelson95) & Elizabeth Chloe Romanis (@ECRomanis) COVID-19 had a huge (somewhat inevitable) impact on all medical services. It was alarming, however, how quickly changes were made to pregnancy and birthing services such that the rights and protections that should be afforded to pregnant people were disregarded. A number of issues in care provision that were [...]

13 04, 2021

Diversity in the legal profession: Another landmark reached but still a long way to go

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By Charlotte Harrison, University of Portsmouth and James Hand, University of Portsmouth This year’s ‘Silks’ day (15 March 2021) saw the 500th woman barrister to be appointed Queen’s Counsel, 72 years after the first. At 34%, it also sees by far the largest proportion of women to be appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned [...]

31 03, 2021

Census Day, 21 March 2021: A reflection on documents, bureaucracy, and the everyday

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By Jessica Smith, University of Kent The UK’s 2021 census has been described as a ‘snapshot’ of pandemic life. But what sort of visual is this snapshot? An advert accompanying the roll-out of the census illustrated how, in the words of the government, ‘the census builds a picture of your community’ which helps to inform [...]

26 03, 2021

#SLSA2021 Cardiff: Conference Exhibitions on Resilience, Resistance and Reform

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By John Harrington and Lizzy Willmington The SLSA UK Annual Conference 2021 will be hosted by Cardiff University School of Law and Politics from 30th March to 1st April. Complementing the programme rich with presentations from around the globe, we have created a ‘Resources’ page on the conference platform, with exhibitions on the radical history [...]

9 03, 2021

Sociology of Law at #SLSA2021

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by Jiří Přibáň, Cardiff University At this year's SLSA conference, the Sociology of Law stream will be reflecting on the Research Handbook On the Sociology of Law edited by Jiří Přibáň. Both book and stream are organised in a way that map the sociology of law as theoretically and conceptually rich and complex social science. [...]

2 03, 2021

The female defence of the environmental rights and the perverse mise en scène of the mining integrated spectacle

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By André Luiz Freitas Dias, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Wellington Migliari, University of Barcelona. Photo by André Luiz Freitas Dias, January 28, 2021. Córrego do Feijão, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where the tailings dam collapsed.  The mining integrated spectacle  Sustainable development is still a long way to go in Brazil. It is one of the [...]

17 02, 2021

The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society: A new resource for teaching in these difficult times

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By Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society, edited by Mariana Valverde, Kamari Clarke, Eve Darian-Smith, and Prabha Kotiswaran, is due to be published in March 2021 by Routledge UK. An innovative collection emphasising global South, anti-racist, feminist, Indigenous and post-colonial perspectives, it contains 60 short chapters written by an [...]