Sandy Fredman has been awarded a grant  of £81k by the University’s Higher Studies Fund. This provides start up funding for her new Chair, the Rhodes Chair in the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA and will be used to  develop focal point for a research and policy network in the comparative human rights law of these jurisdictions. The aim is to integrate academics, policy-makers, judges and students, in Oxford, in developed countries and also in many developing countries in the British Commonwealth which have had little exposure to academic research. The network will initially be focussing on two substantive themes, gender equality, and poverty and human rights.