Oxford Human Rights Hub

The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) was established in 2012 by Professor Sandra Fredman, to create a global community of human rights scholars, practitioners and policy-makers. Initially funded by the University of Oxford's Higher Studies Fund in 2012 (until December 2014) the OxHRH's guiding principle is to strengthen and develop international human rights law through the exchange of knowledge and best practice. The continuation of this work has only been possible through further awards made by the British Academy, ESCR Impact Acceleration Award and Open Society Foundation.

Please visit the Oxford Human Rights Hub website for the Blog, Podcasts, Videos, News and Events.


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, the OxHRH strives 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. The OxHRH strives to facilitate cross-jurisdictional comparative research. The primary vehicle for these exchange is the OxHRH Blog, featuring short, incisive analyses of new developments in human rights law, each written by a specialist.

Directed by Professor Sandra Fredman, Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA, the OxHRH shares knowledge and best practice via seven primary channels; The OxHRH website, blog, via social media, the fortnightly newsletter, and by way of hosting seminars, RightsUp #RightNow podcasts, interactive webinars and conferences. Through this routes, the OxHRH now engages with pertinent human rights law issues on every continent with 11,000 followers on Twitter, over 4,000 followers on Facebook, and an international mailing list of close to 1,500 members. As of September, 2017 the OxHRH Blog has published over 1,200 posts written by more than 400 different contributors, most of whom are situated outside of the UK.

OxHRH works in close collaboration with Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) both of which are dedicated to the principles and practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis.

Take a look at the lastest annual report from the OxHRH and find out more about their research and activities.