Advancing Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Dr. Rudina Jasini and Professor Carolyn Hoyle undertake research as part of an Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Award project on Advancing Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court.

Prohibition of Arbitrary Internal Displacement

OPBP contributes to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons thematic report on the prevention of arbitrary displacement in situations of armed conflict and generalized violence.

The UK’s Closure of Investigations into Alleged Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Iraq

Dr. Elizabeth Stubbins Bates explores how international humanitarian law norms might be better used to prevent violations of international law in armed conflict.

Promoting Water-Saving Practices Across the U.K.

Dr. Kevin Grecksch, with the support of Associate Professor Bettina Lange, conducts research that seeks to usher-in new water saving practices in the U.K.

Collective Labour Rights from a Gender Perspective

OPBP collaborates with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights to prepare a written opinion to be submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the context of a request for an advosiry opinion on the scope of the Member States’ obligations arising from collective labour rights and...

Accountability, Oversight, and Review of Anti-Terrorism Legislation

Dr. Jessie Blackbourn examines anti-terrorism laws in Australia, Canada, and the U.K., and specifically, oversight, review, and accountability of those laws.

Anonymity of Child Victims in the Context of Criminal Proceedings

OPBP report informs South African Constitutional Court judgment on the protection of the anonymity of child victims in the context of criminal proceedings.

Delivering Collective Redress for Consumers

Professor Chris Hodges demonstrates that alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are more effective at delivering collective redress to consumers.

Grenfell, Housing and the Need for Change

Professor Susan Bright explores the challenges of energy retrofit for residential flats and established an online blog that examines housing after Grenfell.

A New Approach to the Duty of Care

Research by Professor James Goudkamp was recently cited in a landmark Supreme Court ruling regarding the duty of care element of the tort of negligence.

The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused: Victims’ Voices

Work by Carolyn Hoyle and Ros Burnett in the Centre for Criminology has drawn attention to the suffering of those in positions of trust who are wrongfully accused of abuse.

The place of children in maternal sentencing

Research by Shona Minson has led to a mother successfully reducing her prison sentence and new training for criminal justice professionals involved in maternal sentencing decisions.

Artificial Intelligence and Collusion

A research paper by Professor Ariel Ezrachi, Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law and Director of the Centre for Competition Law and Policy, has helped shape the debate on the use and legality of advanced algorithms in online commerce.

The Defence of Consent in the Intentional Torts

Research by Dr James Goudkamp of the Oxford Law Faculty influenced the New South Wales Court of Appeal in articulating the law governing consent in the context of intentional torts.

Enhancing Sentencing in Common Law Jurisdictions

Professor Julian Roberts’ publications on victim impact, public attitudes, prior convictions and mandatory sentences have helped to shape sentencing in England and Wales and have been cited as authority by trial and appellate courts in Canada and England and Wales...

The Use and Consequences of Solitary Confinement

Research by Dr Sharon Shalev, Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology has informed and helped to shape the debate on the use and consequences of solitary confinement.

Understanding Immigration Detention: Welfare, Staff and the Quality of Life

Work by Mary Bosworth, Professor of Criminology, at the University of Oxford, has informed and influenced immigration detention policies relating to staff and welfare in the UK and to the development of minimum standards of care in Europe

Adolescent to Parent Violence

A study into Adolescent to Parent Violence led by Rachel Condry, Associate Professor of Criminology has raised the profile of this issue and led to the development of official Home Office guidance relating to the problem.

Trusting the Middle-Man: Impact and Legitimacy of Ombudsmen in Europe

Research by Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt, ESRC Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies has improved understanding of how the ombudsman process is perceived by its users and has highlighted important differences between private and public sector ombudsmen.

Related Party Transactions: Policy Options and Real-World Challenges

Work by Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford, has been influential in shaping European Commission proposals relating to shareholder rights and Related Party Transactions.

Building a Public Philosophy of Punishment

Work by Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford has informed and influenced penal reform policy, including policies relating to alternatives to imprisonment.

Government-Sponsored Voluntary Regulation

Recommendations made by Dr Chris Decker and Professor Christopher Hodges about legislation surrounding Government-Sponsored Voluntary Regulation (GSVR) have been adopted by the government, as announced in the Autumn Statement on the 3rd December 2014.

Comparative Class Action Law

Researchers from Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) have informed decisions on class action litigation in South Africa.

The Death Penalty in China - the road to reform

Research by leading Oxford academics, Professor Roger Hood and Professor Carolyn Hoyle, has influenced worldwide reform of the death penalty. Nowhere is this more evident than in China where the number of executions has fallen dramatically over the last decade.

Redefining Children's Welfare

Research carried out by Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law and Charles Foster, Senior Research Associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and at the Ethox and HeLEX centres at the University of Oxford has had a profound impact...

Shaping the law of unjust enrichment

Work by the late Professor Peter Birks and Professor Andrew Burrows QC, Professor of the Law of England at the University of Oxford, has been influential in the development of a new branch of English private law: the law of unjust enrichment.

Reducing the risks of sham contracts of employment

The risks of enforcing sham contracts of employment have been reduced, through a new approach to the law, influenced by research by Alan Bogg, Professor of Labour Law at the University of Oxford and Anne Davies, Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Oxford.

Making and Breaking Barriers

Assessing the value of mounted police units in the UK

Obligations to rape victims under International Law

Research by Professor Liora Lazarus from Oxford University on positive responsibility to victims under international human rights law has informed recent government policy on the treatment of rape victims.

Shaping the Policy of Elected Police and Crime Commissioners

Research by Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford, has played an important part in shaping debate about the role and future of elected Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales

Oxford and the Judicial College

A team of leading academic lawyers deliver Civil law training courses to Judges across England and Wales.