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Call for Abstracts: International Law - Postgraduate Colloquium Oxford/Cambridge/UCL - deadline 30 April 2014

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 30 April 2014 to jennifer.hassan@law.ox.ac.uk. [more…]

Sir Frank Berman awarded the Royal Order of Cambodia

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Sir Frank Berman, Visiting Professor of International Law at Oxford, has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Cambodia. [more…]

BCL Student 2nd in Times Law Award

James Beeton, a BCL student, has won the 2nd Place Prize in the 2014 Times Law Awards. [more…]

Judith Freedman delivers talk on Business Tax: Public Debate and Future Trends

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Judith Freedman, Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law, visited Hong Kong in March for the Oxford Asia Alumni Weekend and whilst there also gave a talk at HK University’s Faculty of Law, organised by the Taxation Law Research Programme (TLRP) and the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. [more…]

7th International Roman Law Moot

The International Roman Law Moot Court Competition returned to Oxford for its seventh instalment in 2014. [more…]

Law Faculty DPhil Student in finals of University Challenge

Congratulations to Zachary Vermeer who represented the Faculty in this year’s finals of the long-running quiz show University Challenge, screened last week. [more…]

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. [more…]

"Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges", Dr Gilles Giacca

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Dr Gilles Giacca (Programme Co-ordinator of the Human Rights for Future Generations programme)  co-edited a book titled "Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges" (Oxford University Press). [more…]

Oxford runner-up at the Monroe E Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

The University of Oxford team was the runner-up at the Monroe E Price Media Law Moot Court Competition held in Oxford, 1-4 April 2014. [more…]

Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot 2014

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The annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot was held at the Faculty of Law and Pembroke College from 20 to 22 March 2014. [more…]

Oxford Global Justice Internship Programme 2014

The Oxford Global Justice Internship Programme 2014 is a new programme initiated by the Public International Law Group within the Oxford Law Faculty. [more…]

2014 MLF Alumni Event, London

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The 2014 annual gathering of alumni in London proved to be a popular event with nearly 60 past and present MLF students joining together to enjoy the hospitality of Hogan Lovells on the spectacular top floor of Atlantic House. [more…]

Timothy Endicott lecture to the Hong Kong Bar Association

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The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Timothy Endicott, gave a lecture to the Hong Kong Bar Association on March 20, at the invitation of the Chair, Mr Paul Shieh SC. [more…]

Talk by Timothy Endicott – Hosted by Vidhi and the Oxford Law Faculty

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The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (Vidhi), in association with the Oxford University Faculty of Law, hosted a talk by Professor Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Oxford Faculty of Law, on Saturday, 15 March, 2014 at 5:00 pm, in the Vidhi office premises in New Delhi. [more…]

Jonathan Herring appearing at the Oxford Literary Festival

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Law lecturer Jonathan Herring will be appearing at the Oxford Literary Festival on Wednesday 26th March at 17.15 to talk about his book, a Very Short Introduction to Family Law, as part of the festival’s schedule of ‘Very Short Introduction’ soapboxes; essentially 15 minutes from the experts. [more…]

High-level Meeting: Responsibility to Protect and Human Rights


The HRFG [http://www.humanrights.ox.ac.uk/] hosted a High-level experts meeting with the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh.The meeting involved approximately 22 participants, including prominent legal specialists and scholars, and senior representatives from the OHCHR, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the ICRC. [more…]

Promoting and Protecting Education in Situations of Armed Conflict

On the occasion of the Human Rights Council’s 25th session, which was dedicated to “access to justice for children”, a study, co-authored by Dr Gilles Giacca, on the United Nations human rights mechanisms and education in armed conflict was launched in Geneva. [more…]

Is it fair to compare Crimea to other territorial disputes?

Antonios Tzanakopoulos of PIL at Oxford participated in the BBC World Service "World Have Your Say" programme on comparing Crimea with Kosovo and other similar disputes. [more…]

Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture 2014

Friday 23 May 17:00 - Manor Road Building Lecture Theatre

Moving targets:  Reputational Risk, rights and accountability in punishment - Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffatt,

This lecture will comment on how institutional concerns about prevention, reputational risk and human rights have produced forms of accountability that facilitate persistent, systemic problems. [more…]

OPBP assists ACLU on consultation report 'Privacy Rights in the Digital Age'

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a draft report for consultation, entitled 'Privacy Rights in the Digital Age', which drew on research work done by Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP). [more…]

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