We are delighted to announce that this year’s edition of Global Perspectives on Human Rights is now available from the OxHRH website!

The Anthology is an extension of the OxHRH’s aim to make connections between developing themes and trends in human rights law as they emerge on an eclectic global stage and to foster accessible and informed debate among a range of audiences. Our ambition has been to offer our readers and contributors, as well as those who are new to the OxHRH Blog, another forum to reflect upon the ideas and curiosities, concerns and aspirations raised over the last year. Building on the success of earlier editions published in 2014 and 2015, this year’s anthology showcases 280 original posts contributed to the Blog from March 2015 to May 2016, structured around 16 central topics which form the chapters. Particularly noteworthy are the expert commentaries written by leading human rights law researchers and practitioners, which outline the issues and central questions that await the reader in each chapter.

Thank-you to the contributors to the OxHRH Blog whose posts form the very basis of this collection. Thank-you also to the commentators for providing authoritative chapter overviews.  Thank-you to Carli Schoeman and Kath McConnachie for their energy in producing the Anthology. We are deeply grateful to our editorial team Victoria Miyandazi and Seham Areff. The Anthology would not have been possible without the vision and dedication of Richard Martin, our former Managing Editor. Many thanks also, to Professor Sandra Fredman, Founder and Director of the OxHRH. Her daily involvement with the OxHRH Blog and her endless support for the editorial team allows the OxHRH Blog to be what it is.

We hope you enjoy reading the posts and reflecting upon the issues captured in this Third Edition of Global Perspectives on Human Rights.

 

Table of Contents Global Perspectives on Human Rights (3rd Ed.)

Chapter 1. Access to Justice

Commentary: Helen Mountfield QC, founding member of Matrix Chambers, a recorder, and a Deputy High Court judge.

Chapter 2. Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building

Commentary: Professor Paul Yowell, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford; Fellow in Law, Oriel College.

Chapter 3. Conflict, Security and Transitional Justice

Commentary: Dr. Helen McDermott, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in law and armed conflict on the Oxford Martin School Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations, Law Faculty, University of Oxford.

Chapter 4. Migration and Asylum

Commentary: Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill, Emeritus Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.

Chapter 5. Criminal Justice

Commentary: Professor Jon Yorke, Professor of Human Rights, School of Law, Birmingham City University.

Chapter 6. Media, Privacy and Communications

Commentary: Dr. Nicole Stremlau, Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Chapter 7. Equality and Non-Discrimination

Commentary: Professor Luke Boso, Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he teaches Constitutional Law and Criminal Law among other courses.

Chapter 8. Gender Based Violence

Commentary: Professor Fiona de Londras, Professor of Global Legal Studies at the University of Birmingham and is an Associate of the Oxford Human Rights Hub.

Chapter 9. Religion

Commentary: Professor Lucy Vickers, Professor of Law at Oxford Brookes University. Her main research area is equality law and the protection of human rights within the workplace.

Chapter 10. Freedom of Speech

Commentary: Professor Charlotte Green, Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law.

Chapter 11. Children’s Rights

Commentary: Professor John Eekelaar, Emeritus Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford

Chapter 12. Socio-Eonomic Rights

Commentary: Jason Brickhill, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford; Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town; Member of the Johannesburg Bar and former Director of the Constitutional Litigation Unit, Legal Resources Centre (South Africa).

Chapter 13. Labour Rights

Commentary: Professor Anne Lofaso, Arthur B Hodges Professor of Law at West Virginia University, Research Associate of the OxHRH and recently Keeley Fellow at Wadham College and visiting scholar at the Oxford Law Faculty.

Chapter 14. Business Resources Environment and Development

Commentary: Daniel Leader, barrister and partner at Leigh Day solicitors. His principal areas of practice are international human rights and environmental law with a particular focus on corporate accountability and business and human rights.

Chapter 15. Legacies in Human Rights Practice

Commentary: Professor Anne Lofaso, Arthur B Hodges Professor of Law at West Virginia University, Research Associate of the OxHRH and recently Keeley Fellow at Wadham College and visiting scholar at the Oxford Law Faculty.

Chapter 16. Trajectories of Change in International Human Rights

Commentary: Dr. Jaakko Kuosmanen Coordinator of the Oxford Martin School Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and a James Martin Research Fellow at Oxford’s Law Faculty.