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Human Rights Law — Overview

humanrights microsite logoHuman Rights Law at Oxford is thriving, with a dynamic range of academic experts in this field within the Oxford Law Faculty. The Faculty offers a range of courses at the undergraduate and post graduate level, and has many research students working on institutional and substantive questions of human rights. Alongside the core teaching and research in this field, the Faculty also hosts a range of initiatives and research programmes in human rights. Leading amongst these are the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations. We are also fortunate to channel a lot of the expertise in human rights of Faculty members and post-graduate students through the public work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico.

Human Rights for Future Generations (HRFG)

The Human Rights for Future Generations (HRFG) programme is an interdisciplinary research programme hosted by the Law Faculty that aims to contribute to academic and policy thinking on the human rights dimensions of poverty, armed conflict and environmental change. Drawing on the disciplines of law, philosophy, and international relations, the programme investigates the existing normative, legal and institutional human rights framework to face these challenges. This project aims to advance a new framework built on ethical, legal, and political dimensions that will help translate theory into real legal and policy solutions on these issues. HRFG hosts regular events, including a guest speaker series, where prominent academics, practitioners, and commentators are invited to deliver guest lectures that engage human rights topics using lenses that are innovative and stimulating. The directors of the programme are Professor Sandra Fredman, Professor Simon Caney, and Dapo Akande.

Forthcoming Subject Events

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