Oxford Pro Bono Publico
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is an organisation that mobilises graduate law students and faculty members in the Oxford University Faculty of Law dedicated to the practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis.
We provide free, high-quality comparative law research for lawyers acting pro bono around the world as well as promoting pro bono law more broadly. We prepare or assist in the preparation of:
- research briefs;
- expert opinions;
- amicus curiae briefs;
- policy submissions; and
We welcome project submissions from pro bono lawyers, NGOs and other international organisations involved in the protection of human rights and the promotion of public interest law. Please refer to the OPBP Constitution for project submissions.
OPBP has worked on a number of diverse, high profile human rights and public interest projects including:
- an expert opinion on the legality of the Israeli separation barrier;
- investigation into the legal status of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay; and
- research on the treatment of homosexuals in the US military for litigation in US Federal Court.
In promoting pro bono law more broadly, we assist Oxford graduate law students in undertaking unpaid or poorly paid internships at pro bono and public interest law organisations around the world.
For further information, please see our 2010-12 Annual Report
In November 2008, Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) provided submissions to the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie, regarding "Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse" […]
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is delighted to announce that the Sigrid Rausing Trust has awarded us a grant of £15,000 to support and expand our activities over the 2013-14 academic year […]
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) mobilises graduate law students and Faculty members to provide free, high-quality legal research to pro bono and public interest lawyers around the world […]
Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is inviting volunteers to assist with research for the U.N […]