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We are collective custodians of universal human rights standards, and any sense that we fall into camps of 'accuser' and 'accused' is absolutely corrosive of our joint purposes.

Mary Robinson,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Global Perspectives on Human Rights – e-Publication - Laura.Hilly writes: The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased today to launch a new e-publication Global Perspectives on Human Rights: The Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 2012-2013 (OxHRH, 2014).  This anthology, edited by Laura Hilly and Claire Overman, presents the very best posts from the first 18 months of the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog. When we launched the […]

Protection of Children during Construction Projects in Brazil - admin writes: A comparative and international analysis of state and corporate obligations to protect children from sexual exploitation, prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UNICEF Brazil (March 2014) This report analyses Brazil’s duty to protect children from sexual exploitation during large-scale construction projects, in light of the fact that these projects are largely operated by private […]

International Refugee Law in Tanzania - admin writes: A report prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico on international refugee and human rights law and its application to refugee policy in Tanzania (August 2013) This research was prepared for the Women’s Legal Aid Centre and Womankind Worldwide. The report reviews certain aspects of refugee law and policy in the United Republic of Tanzania from an international […]

Do Academics have a Role in Public Interest Litigation? - Meghan Campbell writes: Justice Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Baer of the Federal Constitutional Court will be discussing the potential role and value of academics and universities can have in public interest litigation. This seminar is graciously funded by Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecturership  

A Judicial Conversation on Identities and Judging - Meghan Campbell writes: Justice Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Baer of the German Constitutional Court will be discussing the role of intersectional identities in the judicial decision making process. This seminar is graciously funded by Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecturership

Accounting for Rights in EU Counter-Terrorism - Meghan Campbell writes: On 11 September 2001 the EU had no formal counter-terrorism law. Indeed, at that time even coordination in criminal justice generally speaking was contentious within the EU context. However, little more than a decade later the EU has a vast and well-developed body of law and policy on counter-terrorism comprising well over 200 ‘hard’ and […]

Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court - Adelaide Remiche writes: The new Bill requires at least one-third of judges in the Constitutional Court to be female. On the 4th of April, the Belgian Parliament passed a Bill that introduced a sex quota in the composition of the Constitutional Court (CC). It requires the Court to be composed of at least a third of judges of each sex. […]

McCutcheon v FEC: The Harvest of Pernicious Seeds - Alecia Johns writes: The US Supreme Court very recently handed down its decision in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, undoubtedly the most important campaign finance ruling since its controversial 2010 judgment in Citizens United. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled to abolish aggregate contribution limits which restricted how much an individual donor may contribute in total to […]

Obligations of Independent Schools in South Africa - admin writes: A report prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Centre for Child Law,  University of Pretoria (June 2013) This research was prepared to assist the Centre for Child Law in Pretoria, South Africa. In response to recent cases, the Centre asked Oxford Pro Bono Publico (‘OPBP’) to research the obligations that independent schools have […]

Dr Chaloka Beyani – “The right to seek and obtain asylum under the African human rights system” - admin writes: The Oxford Human Rights Hub together with the Refugee Studies Centre was delighted to host Dr Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons to speak on: “The right to seek and obtain asylum under the African human rights system” In this seminar, Dr Beyani explored the results of his research into […]

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The Human Rights Law Centre Summer School on the Rights of the Child

The Human Rights Law Centre Summer School on the Rights of the Child will run from 23 to 27 June 2014 […]

Statelessness and International Law: Refugee Studies Centre Short Course

Dates: 17–18 May 2014

Location: Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK

Website: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/study/short-courses/statelessness

The issue of statelessness has risen considerably on the agenda of the United Nations, regional institutions, governments and civil society […]

Fundamental Rights In Europe: A Matter For Two Courts - Friday 13 June 2014, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland

This event aims at disseminating research findings based on two projects:

  • A British Academy study entitled Reflections on the Architecture of the European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon: The European Approach to Fundamental Rights
  • Conference’s Research Findings […]

Law Society Advisory Group launches report on business and human rights

The Law Society of England and Wales recently launched a report from its practitioners’ advisory group established to consult the legal sector on issues around business and human rights […]

Conference: The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?

Centre for European Law and Internationalisation

The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship?

College Court, Leicester, 23-24 May 2014

This two-day conference will focus upon the topical and contentious issue of the relationship between the UK and the European systems for the protection of human rights […]

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SAJAP Receives Grant Support from the World Justice Project

The Southern African Judicial Assistance Project (SAJAP) between the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), University of Oxford and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU), University of Cape Town has been awarded a grant by the World Justice Project for supporting the national judges in the Southern African region […]

Prof Fredman helps launch 'Transformative constitutionalism' in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof Fredman, Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, presented at the launch of the book 'Transformative constitutionalism' on 14th March 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

The launch event was hosted by GV and Conectas Human Rights LAW […]

Oxford Human Rights Hub Feedback Survey

The OxHRH has put together a very short feedback survey to try and gauge views and opinions on different aspects of its work […]

Prof Fredman attends Gender Mainstreaming Workshop at the Rights of Women at Work Clinic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

On Thursday, the 20th of February, the Rights of Women at Work Clinic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem held a workshop on gender mainstreaming, with representatives from civil rights organisations and academia, including Prof Sandra Fredman, Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub at the Oxford Faculty of Law […]

New publication: Human Dignity, 'Unfair Discrimination' and Guidance (2014) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming)

OxHRH founding Editor and Administrator, Chris McConnachie, has recently published 'Human Dignity, ‘Unfair Discrimination’ and Guidance' (2014) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming) […]

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