Human Rights Opportunities at Oxford

The Human Rights Fair introduces students to different Human Right Initiatives in Oxford such as:

  • Africa Oxford Initiative
  • Bonavero Graduate Students Research Forum
  • Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group
  • Oxford Business and Human Rights Network
  • Oxford Children's Rights Network
  • Oxford Human Rights Hub
  • Oxford Human Rights Students Society
  • Oxford Law Black Alumni Network
  • Oxford Pro Bono Publico
  • PIL Discussion Group & Research Group
  • DOSTI Network
  • Student Action for Refugees
  • SolidariTee

Find out more about out about the human rights student societies that presented at our past events. Please see below a number of videos from our series #HRFairGoesOnline.

Human Rights Mooting

Sanya Samtani talks to us about the various opportunities available to graduate and undergraduate students to get involved with human rights mooting at the Bonavero Institute and at the University more generally.  

Oxford Human Rights Hub

OxHRH aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. You can find out how to get involved at http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk.


Danilo Garrido and Isabel Bernhard, assistant conveners of the Oxford Business & Human Rights Network (OxBHR), talking about the many events planned for Michaelmas 2020, including the book launch of Dr. Irene Pietropaoli's book "Business, Human Rights, and Transitional Justice", and featuring a small anecdote on OxBHR and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights' supportive community. Danilo and Isabel are wearing their matriculation gowns.

Oxford Lawyers Without Borders

John Yap and Dolores Xu from Oxford Lawyers Without Borders seek to promote human rights from a legal perspective and support the work of their parent organisation, Lawyers Without Borders. 

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR)
Tsvetelina van Benthem and Gayathree Devi KT, conveners of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group (OTJR) introduce us to the range of work that this interdisciplinary network on transitional justice and human rights does.
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP)
Ashleigh Barnes and Gayathree Devi KT, co-chairs of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), introduce us to the range of public law and human rights research projects this graduate student group undertakes on a pro bono basis. They also tell us about the internship scheme they run in collaboration with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Head to their website https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-and-subject-groups/oxford-pro-bono-publico to learn about how you can get involved in OPBP.

The Bonavero Institute's Student Fellowship Programme

Hear from a range of our past Summer Fellows about the Bonavero Institute's Student Fellowship Programme. You can watch and listen to Abdul Abdulrahim, Aymen Ati, Ashleigh Barnes, Emilie McDonnell, Kathryn Kaelin, Rahul Bajaj, Rishika Sahgal, and Sanya Samtani talk about their fellowship experiences across the world.


Oxford Children's Rights Network

Charlotte Kelly, convenor of one of our affiliated Network Series: the Oxford Children's Rights Network discusses the interdisciplinary focus of the OCRN as well as opportunities for researchers on Children's Rights to get involved with the Network's work.


Oxford University Amnesty International Society

Paddy Lee, President of the Oxford University Amnesty International Society.


The Oxford University Amnesty International Society (OUAIS) is Oxford University’s branch of the largest human rights organisation in the world, committed to exposing human rights abuses and mobilising people and governments to end them. Our purpose is aligned with Amnesty International's: to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

The mission of OUAIS is to raise awareness, to campaign, and to fundraise for human rights on a local, regional, and global level. The work we do can be divided into three divisions: Education, Campaigns, and Fundraising, each responsible for one aspect of our mission.

The Education Division holds lectures and panel events to bring awareness to a wide range of human rights issues. Some past topics include: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy social movement, Human Rights in the Middle East, Nakba, Settler Colonialism and Apartheid. This division serves as a platform for people to learn about a wide range of human rights topics.

The Campaign Division carries out multiple campaigns, both smaller and larger ones alike, throughout the year. We often work closely with other Oxford societies, other universities’ Amnesty societies and Amnesty International UK.

The Fundraising Division raises funds for Amnesty International UK and its associated causes. We hold fundraising events throughout the year, including collaborative acts such as Jamnesty and Laugh for Change.

Term card, event details, and regular campaigns are open to all and are updated on Facebook and our mailing list. 


If you’re interested in applying for college reps, starting or coordinating a campaign, or if you have any ideas, please feel free to email us atoxforduniamnesty@gmail.com or message us on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!

Oxford Junior Lawyers Against Poverty

Tom McAlinden, the Marketing Head and IT Officer of the student initiative Oxford Junior Lawyers Against Poverty discusses how students at the University can get involved in their work.



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