The Human Rights for Future Generations programme receives core funding from The Oxford Martin School. The School was founded in 2005 to develop strategies for responding to some of the most serious problems facing humanity. The focus of the School is on stimulating Oxford's research, by giving the University's scholars the resources and space to think imaginatively about the problems and the opportunities that the future will bring.
The Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) is an interdisciplinary research programme that aims to strengthen law, norms and institutions to restrain, regulate and prevent armed conflict. Drawing on the disciplines of philosophy, law and international relations, ELAC seeks to develop a more sophisticated framework of rules and stronger forms of international authority relating to armed conflict. Research activity addresses all aspects of armed conflict, including the recourse to war, the conduct of war, and post-conflict governance, transition and reconstruction. Both the HRFG and ELAC are Directed by Dapo Akande.
The Oxford Human Rights Hub aims to bring 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, 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. Both the HRFG and OxHRH are Directed by Sandy Fredman.
The Oxford CCW Programme is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict. Some 11 titles have now been published in the CCW series at Oxford University Press, including The Changing Character of War (2011). Based at Pembroke College, we conduct research on a wide range of issues pertaining to the history of war in the modern period, and seek to be ‘policy-relevant’ to more recent conflicts through elucidation, explication and education. In 2014-15, our research priorities are the changing relationship between war and the state, war in a connected world, conventional and unconventional warfare, civilians in war, the history of the laws of war and the moral dimensions of war.
The Centre for the Study of Social Justice is a forum for Oxford’s distinguished grouping of political theorists to share their expertise, collaborate on research projects, and publicise their work to the broader academic and policy-making community. Questions of social justice cover a wide range: philosophical and practical, theoretical and applied, global and domestic. Encompassing this variety, the Centre for the Study of Social Justice provides a unique opportunity for cutting-edge intellectual exchange on a subject of fundamental political significance. The Centre aims to make connections and build bridges: between different aspects of the theoretical study of social justice; with other disciplines such as Philosophy, Law, Economics, Sociology and Social Policy; and with the ‘real world’ of politicians and think-tanks.