Menu

Search

Gemma Davies

Gemma Davies

Associate Professor in Criminal Law, Durham University
Gemma joined Durham Law School as Associate Professor in Criminal Law in September 2022. Her research interests and expertise broadly lie at the intersection between criminal law and public international law. This includes exploring issues around transnational criminal law, extradition, European criminal law, Part Three of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and criminal jurisdiction amongst others. Her work aims to understand barriers to criminal justice cooperation, particularly between the UK and other states and seeks to facilitate better cooperation which also adequately protects the privacy and fundamental rights of citizens. In recent years she has worked on two funded projects which considered the implications of Brexit for criminal justice cooperation between the UK and Ireland and policing of the dark web. She has most recently written on UK access to electronic evidence stored overseas and the continued role EU data protection rules play in cooperation with third states such as the U.S., even after Brexit.

Her focus is on producing research which engages with policy and practice. She draws on her background as a barrister practising in criminal law from 2005 to 2012 and her many years of experience teaching students undertaking the vocational stage of qualification as a barrister at Northumbria University. Maintaining links with the profession continues to be important to her work. She regularly contributes to Parliamentary inquiries and consultations and has twice given oral evidence to a Parliamentary Committee which can be seen here and here. She has experience of writing policy focused research papers aimed at a non-academic audience and has written for think tanks such as UK in a Changing Europe and the LSE Brexit blog. She has made media appearances on radio and been cited by the Guardian, the BBC, and the Irish Times and the Irish Law Commission. She has also provided training to the judiciary on the extradition provisions of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Outside of the university Gemma currently sits on the advisory board of the Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations focusing on the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and EU in the field of criminal justice and security cooperation. She is also an elected committee member of the European Criminal Law Association (UK) which aims to study, discuss and provide information on the development of the criminal law in Europe by means of seminars and publications. She also founded the UK-Irish Criminal Justice Cooperation Network with funding from the AHRC and previously was a committee member of the Association of Law Teachers. She has been Principal Investigator, Co-investigator or team member in 7 funded research projects which have been funded by the European Commission, Nordsfork, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, the Society of Legal Scholars and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She is book review editor of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof. She is currently the Bar Standards Board Lead External Examiner for Advocacy.

Julian Assange: how British extradition law works

Mar 28, 2024 12:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Julian Assange will have to wait a further few weeks to learn whether he can appeal his extradition to the US. The UK High Court has delayed making a decision on the case, giving the US three weeks to provide assurances...

1 

Economy

Will government investment make green hydrogen a reality in Australia?

In the budget last week, the government was keen to talk about its efforts to turn Australia into a renewable superpower under the umbrella of the Future Made in Australia policies. Future Made is a framework that sets...

Small businesses can help South Africa fight unemployment if they get proper support – study

South Africa has an alarming unemployment rate of approximately 32.1%. Solutions have been elusive. The unemployment rate has been consistently high for decades. Our research has revolved around entrepreneurship. We...

Australia is set to ban live sheep exports. What will this mean for the industry?

This month the federal government announced a plan to ban live sheep exports, set to come into effect from May 1 2028. The announcement coincided with the release of a highly anticipated report by an independent panel...

Latest inflation figures are good news

The U.S. economy is slowing, but not crashing. In the dismal science, this is what counts as good news. Thats the message I took away from the latest inflation data, released May 15, 2024, which showed U.S. consumer...

The budget is full of good news, but good news isn’t the same as good management

This years budget has something for everyone, with very little in the way of cuts and no new taxes. Its a classic good news pre-election budget. Whether it is too good to be true hinges on whether this budget...

Politics

How Iran selects its supreme leader

The sudden death of President Ebrahim Raisi is unlikely to drastically alter Irans foreign and domestic policies, but it has left a power vacuum. As stipulated by the constitution, Raisi was replaced by his first vice...

California is about to tax guns more like alcohol and tobacco

Starting in July 2024, California will be the first state to charge an excise tax on guns and ammunition. The new tax an 11% levy on each sale will come on top of federal excise taxes of 10% or 11% for firearms and...

US election: why Latino and Hispanic voters are shifting to Trump after a long history of supporting the Democrats

Several recent polls suggest that the Hispanic and Latino vote is shifting towards Donald Trump as the election moves closer. In a YouGov poll from May 8, 43% of Americans said they would vote for President Joe Biden...

Slovakia’s polarised politics: Robert Fico warned a politician could be violently attacked weeks before assassination attempt

Slovak society is in shock after a 71-year-old man fired five shots at the prime minister, Robert Fico, while he was greeting a small crowd after a meeting. Some members of the coalition government immediately blamed...

Infected blood scandal – what you need to know

The infected blood scandal has been hailed the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Over 3,000 people have died as a result of receiving contaminated blood products in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and it is...

Science

Ancient DNA from an extinct native duck reveals how far birds flew to make New Zealand home

Ask a bird lover if they have heard of the extinct giant moa or its ancient predator, Haasts eagle, and the answer will likely be yes. The same cant be said of New Zealands extinct, but equally unique, mergansers a group...

Black holes are mysterious, yet also deceptively simple − a new space mission may help physicists answer hairy questions about these astronomical objects

Physicists consider black holes one of the most mysterious objects that exist. Ironically, theyre also considered one of the simplest. For years, physicists like me have been looking to prove that black holes are more...

Is dark matter’s main rival theory dead? There’s bad news from the Cassini spacecraft and other recent tests

One of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics today is that the forces in galaxies do not seem to add up. Galaxies rotate much faster than predicted by applying Newtons law of gravity to their visible matter, despite those...

Why are algorithms called algorithms? A brief history of the Persian polymath you’ve likely never heard of

Algorithms have become integral to our lives. From social media apps to Netflix, algorithms learn your preferences and prioritise the content you are shown. Google Maps and artificial intelligence are nothing without...

IceCube researchers detect a rare type of energetic neutrino sent from powerful astronomical objects

About a trillion tiny particles called neutrinos pass through you every second. Created during the Big Bang, these relic neutrinos exist throughout the entire universe, but they cant harm you. In fact, only one of them is...

Technology

PayPal Expands PYUSD to Solana, Targets Payment Use Cases with Enhanced Efficiency

PayPal has expanded its PYUSD stablecoin to the Solana blockchain, enhancing transaction efficiency and targeting new payment use cases, according to a May 28 announcement. PayPal Expands PYUSD to Solana, Enhancing...

Shiba Inu (SHIB) Stuns Community With Exciting Tweet: Details, Insider Shares Crucial Message

Shiba Inu (SHIB) stunned its community with an exciting tweet, sparking speculation. An insider also shared a crucial message, warning about potential scams. Shiba Inus Enigmatic Tweet Ignites Speculation and Boosts...

Israel Launches Digital Shekel CBDC Experiment for Payments, Inspired by Project Rosalind

Israel has launched an experiment for its digital shekel CBDC, inspired by Project Rosalind, aiming to enhance digital payments. Bank of Israel Collaborates with Service Providers for Digital Shekel CBDC, Launches...

Shiba Inu Marketing Lead Rejoices as SHIB Price Rallies 16%, Flips Cardano

Shiba Inu (SHIB) surged 16% in value, surpassing Cardano, with marketing lead Lucie celebrating the milestone. Shiba Inu Overtakes Cardano in Market Cap Amid 16% Price Surge, Gains Praise from SHIB Marketing Lead In...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.