Ministry of Reconstruction

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we pause in silence to remember those who died in military service. The commemoration marks the date and time that the armistice between the Allies and Germany took effect at the end of the Great War of 1914-18. The text of the agreement […]

Remember Remember the 5th of November

Remember remember the 5th of November Gunpowder, Treason and Plot   As it’s the 5th of November we thought we would write a quick blog post relating to Guy Fawkes Night (or as it was originally called Gunpowder Treason Day).  The events of the 5th November 1605 are fairly well-known in the UK, but the […]

Cape Town Convention Academic Project

The Cape Town Convention (CTC) is the usual shorthand for the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (2307 U.N.T.S. 285.) and its object specific protocols: aircraft objects (2001),  rail rolling stock (2007), or space assets (2012)). If you would like an overview of the context of this convention,  Sir Roy Goode‘s article The Cape Town […]

Finding out about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

On 31 July, the European Ombudsman opened investigations into the European Commission and the Council concerning transparency and public participation in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. Negotiations between the US and the EU began in July 2013, but the 17-page document containing the EU negotiating directives has not been disclosed […]

Vanuatu Independence Day

July 30th marks the 34th anniversary of the date Vanuatu ceased to be under the control of the British and French. Events and parties are in full swing across the country. International leaders have sent their best wishes; you can read the press release from the US here,the reflections of the Vanuatu Prime Minister and […]

Shakespeare for lawyers

With the Globe Theatre Company returning to the Bodleian Quad this week, I felt a combination of great writer and great location ought to inspire a little blogging. This year’s performance is King Lear, in which an aging king decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters and retire early. A quick look around […]

Cambridge University Press law e-books

The Law Bod has taken out a trial subscription to all the law titles available via CUP’s University Publishing Online. This means holders of an Oxford Single Sign On have full-text access to all law titles until 13 July 2015. At that date we shall assess how useful the package has proved to be, before […]

Commonwealth content on LexisLibrary

Good news for all holders of an Oxford Single Sign On username and password: the Law Bod has just extended its subscription on LexisLibrary to include the entire Lexis Commonwealth collection. Many of our researchers are doubtless well used to resorting to Lexis for Australian, Canadian, New Zealand , Hong Kong , Singapore, and/or Malaysian […]