Adv Jason Brickhill

DPhil Law

Other affiliations

Oxford Human Rights Hub


Jason Brickhill is a DPhil student and tutor at the Faculty of Law, and Research Director at the Oxford Human Rights Hub. His research focuses on the impact of strategic litigation in South Africa. He completed his LLB at the University of Cape Town (magna cum laude) and the MSt in International Human Rights Law at Oxford (with distinction). 

Jason is a practising advocate at the Johannesburg Bar. He has appeared in a wide range of matters in the South African courts, including the Constitutional Court, in particular in the areas of constitutional law, human rights law, administrative law and labour law. Immediately before beginning the DPhil, he served as Director of the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre, a leading South African public interest law firm. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Law Faculty of the University of Cape Town

Jason has published widely in constitutional law and human rights. He is the contributing editor of Public Interest Litigation in South Africa (Juta 2018), co-author of Constitutional Litigation (Juta, 2014) and an editor of the Constitutional Court Review, an annual legal journal published in South Africa. His writing has been cited by the Constitutional Court of South Africa and other courts. 

Jason has taught on several programmes at Oxford at undergraduate and graduate level. He currently teaches Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the MSt in International Human Rights Law. He has previously tutored Human Rights Law (undergraduate FHS option) and assisted on two BCL courses: Comparative Human Rights and Comparative Equality Law. He has also taught Economic and Social Rights and the Foundations of International Human Rights Law on the Oxford/George Washington International Human Rights Law Summer Programme

ResearchGate profile here and Academia profile here

Research Interests

Constitutional law, human rights, strategic litigation, public law