Professor Sandra Fredman, Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, is looking for a suitably-qualified graduate research student to work as an editor on the OxHRHub blog.

The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) brings together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

Since 2012, the Oxford Human Rights Hub has featured daily up-to-date analyses from contributors all over the world on cutting-edge human rights law developments. We have a wide following, both of our website and on social media. All blogs are edited to a high standard by our blog editors.


  • Work with the author to edit blogs to a high level of analytic fluency.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in human rights law and commission blogs on topics of current interest from authors with relevant expertise.
  • Participate in Hub activities and contribute to its ongoing development.


Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run up to 30 June 2024, or the end of the student’s programme of study.

You will not be required to work for more than 10 hours a month and you will be expected to undertake the work in Oxford.


The post will report to Professor Sandra Fredman.



  • Hold a first degree, together with some relevant experience.
  • A strong understanding of human rights law is essential.
  • Past participation in OxHRH activities is desirable 
  • Excellent writing and research skills, and access to online search tools and a law library.
  • Excellent admin and IT skills are essential.
  • Strong copy editing and communication skills


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or in any other department in the University of Oxford and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37/hour plus holiday pay of £2.63 = total of £18.00/hour


This post is funded by the Oxford Human Rights Hub’s grant from the British Academy.

How to Apply

A short CV and a brief statement explaining why you are interested in the post should be sent by email to ( by Wednesday 2 December 2020

Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

Informal enquiries may be emailed to