Registration & Coffee

Register and mingle with presenters and guests over a cup of coffee in LG 1.

Any bags or coats can be left in the cloakroom in LG 2.


Welcome & Keynote Speech

Conference Organising Committee Welcome

Opening Remarks from Merris Amos & Costanza Russo, Directors of Graduate Studies, QMUL

Get inspired by guest speaker and renowned QC and barrister, Gregory Jones in the Lecture Theatre, speaking on "‘Silver Linings in the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.”

Lecture Theatre


Panel 1

Constitutionalism, Justice and the Rule of Law 1

Chair: Mario Mendez, Reader in Law QMUL

Room 1.2.

Uriah Bajela, PhD Candidate, University of Brighton - Criminal Justice, Politics and Democracy in Nigeria in the Context of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015. The Politics of Law or Law in Context

Jasmine Osabutey, PhD Candidate, Coventry University Mob Justice and the Rule of Law: A Case Study of Ghana

Shweta Kalmegh Band, PhD Candidate, University of Reading - Sabarimala and the Pandora’s Box: The Constitutional Controversies Surrounding the Freedom to Practice Religion and the Right to Pray in India

Panel 2

Company Law

Chair: Alan Dignam, Professor of Corporate Law, QMUL

Room 2.1

Yanzhe Li, PhD Candidate, QMUL - Investment-based Crowdfunding and Investor Protection in the UK and the US

Fahad N. Alshammari, PhD Candidate, Washington University in St.Louis Understanding Minority Shareholders Protections in Relation to Mandatory Bids Rule: A Comparative Study Between Kuwait law and US Law


Lunch & Poster Exhibition

View this year’s selected posters highlighting our theme, “Silver Linings”.

Rooms 3.1 & 2.1.


Panel 3

Immigration/Refugee Law

Chair: Niovi Vavoula, Lecturer in Migration & Security, QMUL

Room 2.1.

Fazle Elahi, LLM Student, De Montfort University - Deprivation of British Citizenships of Shamima Begum, other ISIS Brides and Fighters: An Autopsy of the Secretary of State’s Power under Section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981

Manjida Ahamed, PhD Candidate, Middlesex University London - Revisits the Definition of ‘Deportation’ as Crime Against Humanity Reflecting the Decision of Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court on Rohingya Crisis

Panel 4

Contract/Commercial 1

Chair: Philip John Rawlings, Roy Goode Professor of Commercial Law, QMUL

Room 1.2.

Shaylla Shabbir, PhD Candidate, QMUL - Is the Interrelationship between Sharia Law and English Common Law through the Modern Commercial Era, Workable or Unworkable?

Babatunde Baniamin Olayiwola, PhD Candidate, University of Lagos - Towards African Economic “Silver Linings”: The Impacts of Laws of Contract

Ingrid Rosdahl, PhD Candidate, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Silver Linings in Formal Requirements: Focus on Operations That Facilitate Credit


Coffee Break & Poster Exhibition

A chance to refresh with a cup of coffee and light snack, and view the Posters.

Room 3.1


Panel 5

Human rights 1

Chair: Merris Amos, Director of Graduate Studies, QMUL

Room 2.1.

Mattia Pinto, PhD Candidate, The London School of Economics and Political Science - When Human Rights Go Violent: Expanding the Penal Field in the Name of Humanity

Adriano Koslides Mitre, PhD Candidate, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (Paris XIII) - The Paradox between Sanctions and Human Rights Protection: An outlook on the European Sanctions and Lessons to Latin American

Caroline Omari Lichuma,PhD Candidate, University of Göttingen - Now is (not yet) the Winter of our Discontent: The Unfulfilled Promise of Economic and Social Rights

Panel 6

International Law

Chair: Neve Gordon, Marie Curie Fellow and Professor of International Law, QMUL

Room 1.2.

Linlan Huang, PhD Candidate, SOAS University of London - Protecting Audiences from Product Placements in Audiovisual Contents: A Comparative Study between EU, UK and US Law

Aygun Mammadzada, PhD Candidate, University of Southampton Substantive - Validity Of Choice Of Court Agreements under The Hague Convention 2005 On Choice Of Court Agreements


Drinks, Canapes & Poster Exhibition

A chance to unwind, mingle with attendees and view the Poster Exhibition.

Room 3.1