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Justice for Blessing: Contesting Police Violence at the Franco-Italian Border

Janina Pescinski |

On October 25th, Tous Migrants, a French migrant advocacy organization, announced that it had filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights concerning the death of Blessing Matthew, a young Nigerian woman who died after crossing the Franco-Italian border. This appeal is based in part on new evidence in the case that came to light in an investigation by Border Forensics.

UACES Chair’s Message — September 2022

Simon Usherwood |

Dear Colleagues, This is always one of the most difficult points of the year for me, because right now – directly after our annual conference – my head is full of a hundred and one ideas that I want to pursue following discussions with my fellow delegates and it’s very hard to know where to […]

Willie Paterson at 80

The UACES Network |

By Prof Charlie Jeffery, University of York Willie Paterson, a legendary figure in political science and European studies in the UK, turned 80 a little while back. I’ve known Willie for the last 34 of those 80 years and worked with him very closely for ten of them. I have to say no-one else has […]

Brusselsas a field: Rethinkingthe policy worldof EU GSP

The UACES Network |

UACES Scholarship Report by Antonio Salvador M. ALCAZARIII Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Central European University, Austria Visiting Research Fellow, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain   Often feted as ‘the crown jewel’ of its common commercial policy, the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) has, since the 1970s, unilaterally opened the EU marketspace to […]

Obituary: Professor Clive H. Church

The UACES Network |

Clive H. Church, Emeritus Professor of European Studies, University of Kent, (1939–2021) The breadth of Clive Church’s academic interests was extraordinary. In addition to his work on the EU, and his comprehensive 1990s report on the state of European Studies in the UK, Revolution and Red Tape was a pioneering study of French bureaucrats during […]

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