Diane Ryland, Animal Welfare Standards in Agriculture

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Diane Ryland, Senior Lecturer at Lincoln Law School, was recently published in an excellent new book.

Diane Ryland, ‘Animal Welfare Standards in Agriculture: Drivers; Implications; Interface?’ Chapter 9. In Mariagrazia Alabrese et al (eds.) Agricultural Law – Current Issues from a Global Perspective (Springer Legal Issues in Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies Series, 2017) ISBN 978-3-319-64755-5

Dr Stephen Turner: Linkages between Science and Environmental Law

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Dr Stephen Turner recently gave a talk at Aveiro University in Portugal on the linkages between science and environmental law.

The talk explored some of the tensions that exist between the scientific understanding of issues such as deforestation, climate change, air pollution and water quality, and the way that the law itself responds to those challenges.

Thanks are extended to Prof. Teresa Fidelis and her colleagues at the Department of Environment and Planning for the invitation to speak, for the kind hospitality and the privilege of taking part in the anniversary of the doctoral programme.

Lincoln Professor discussing Environmental Crime at UN

Professor Duncan French, Head of Lincoln Law School, has recently been in Rome to attend a 2 day Experts Group Meeting organised by UN Environment (UNEP) and UN Interegional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) on combatting environmental crime.

As a member of the technical advisory group, Professor French has been involved since the beginning of the project and led conversations during the experts meeting.

The next stage is for the group to revise the document on which the project has been working, for preparation for the UN Environment Assembly, the most senior political body in the UN System exclusively focused on environmental matters.

Professor French notes: “it has been a huge honour to be involved in this process, and to develop relations not only with UN colleagues but other experts and intergovernmental officials seeking to tackle environmental crime”.

Law School / Artist in Residence film

Lincoln Law School is delighted to announce the first showing of “DisObey” – the film made by Jordan Baseman during his time as our Artist in Residence.

The film was shown in the Close Up Film Centre in London to c120 people over three showings, prior to its showing at the Lincoln Frequency Festival in October.

“DisObey” deals with crime and policing, how society identifies and characterises what is criminal, and the contested value of prison as a punitive measure.

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Diane Ryland: 7th International Conference on Welfare Assessment

Diane Ryland attended, and contributed to the Proceedings of, the 7th international conference on Welfare Assessment at Farm and Group Level organised by Wageningen University and Research, in collaboration with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, held in Ede-Wageningen, Netherlands.

Her abstract and poster presentation, entitled ‘Communicating animal welfare in agriculture: public and private information and dialogue,’ proposes soft law mechanisms to facilitate discourse, validated standards and verifiable information, strengthened by public and private collaboration, in order to incentivise added value animal welfare standards in the global food chain.