Department of Law

Research

Research Areas

Thanks to the varied backgrounds of its faculty members, the Department of Law engages in a wide range of research areas of national and international relevance.

At the moment, we are focusing on the following macro areas:

  • Transnational law and regulation: We study the interplay between national and transnational regulatory and legal frameworks that impact product safety and, in particular, health products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices or vaccines.
  • Civil law: We engage with critical and contentious issues in private law in  today’s Seychelles, with a particular focus on civil liability and property law.
  • Criminal law: We examine the most innovative aspects of criminal law in Seychelles currently, with a specific focus on drugs law and law enforcement.
  • Public law: We will produce scholarly analyses of any decisions by the Seychelles Constitutional Court on crucial aspects of the democratic life of the country (election petitions and public order in particular).
  • Public international law: We examine current issues and debates in public international law, including international criminal law and international humanitarian law.

Projects

  1. “Commentary on Regulation (EU) 655/2014 Establishing a European Account Preservation Order Procedure to Facilitate Cross-Border Debt Recovery in Civil and Commercial Matters” – commentary in preparation for Cambridge University Press (by Dr Sara Migliorini in co-authorship with Prof. Gilles Cuniberti, University of Luxemburg).
  2.  “Transnational Pharmaceutical Regulation in the Courts: Closed System, Hard Looks” – monograph in preparation for Cambridge University Press (by Dr Marco Rizzi).
  3. “Medical Liability in Seychelles: the Case for No-Fault Compensation” – working paper to be presented at the forthcoming workshop “Current Issues in Medical Liability”, Palais de Justice, Seychelles, 7 November 2016 (by Dr Marco Rizzi, in collaboration with the Judicial College of Seychelles).
  4. “The EU in the Face of Pandemics: Domestic Rules in a Transnational Context” – article to be presented at the forthcoming conference “Germs, Bioterrorism and Chemical Attacks: Internal and External EU Security Perspectives”, Maastricht University Campus, Brussels, Belgium, 21-22 November 2016 (by Dr Marco Rizzi).
  5. “A socio-legal study of the Court of Justice of COMESA” (by Dr Marco Rizzi in collaboration with the iCourts Center of Excellence for International Courts – Copenhagen).
  6. “Vaccines in the Face of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases: Towards Defining the Space of EU Public Health between Security Policy and a Transnational Market”, article under review for a special issue of European Journal of Risk Regulation,submitted 1 May 2017 (by Dr Marco Rizzi).

Consultancy 

The Department of Law offers consultancies on all its research areas.

Clinical Legal Education

Contact Us

Mr Eric Kemp
Senior Lecturer
Head of Law Department
Senate Academic Staff Representative

Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

+248 4381222

Eric.Kemp@unisey.ac.sc