Confronting Ongoing Racial Discrimination in Schools Admissions Policies in South Africa

I am now in my final month of working for the Legal Resources Centre and Rhodes University as the Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Fellow for 2016. This fellowship has been an incredible experience. After taking courses last year in Oxford which covered South African human rights and non-discrimination jurisprudence, the opportunity to actively engage […]


Challenges of the EU’s Non-Accession to the ECHR – The Case of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo

In spite of its obligation under Art 6(2) of the Lisbon Treaty to accede to the ECHR, the EU has yet to do so. There are significant challenges in ensuring the EU is held accountable for interferences with human rights. This post will demonstrate the practical challenges the failure to accede presents for the realization […]

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Wotton v Queensland: A Milestone for Police Accountability in Australia

The Federal Court of Australia recently delivered a milestone judgment for police accountability in Wotton v Queensland (No 5). Wotton is the latest chapter in the ongoing struggle between the state of Queensland, its police force, and the Aboriginal residents of Palm Island, a small community off the state’s east coast. On the morning of […]

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Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico Receives Supreme Court Backing in Recent Belhaj Case

On 17 January 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Belhaj v Jack Straw & Sir Mark Allen and Rahmatullah (No 1) v Ministry of Defence. The judgment made positive reference to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. which had worked closely with Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) on the relevant point […]


Rhodes House LGBTQ Forum

This weekend marks the first Inaugural Rhodes LGBTQ Forum, being held at Rhodes House from the 24-26 February 2017. The forum brings together influential leaders, thinkers and activists to reflect upon the past and discuss the future challenges of the struggle for LGBTQ rights around the world. Speakers include Frank Mugisha, the Executive Director of […]


Great Legal Bake

  Everything’s always better with CAKE! Especially when it’s for Access to Justice!Here comes a great opportunity for those of you who enjoy baking and would like to help with legal assistance in our community. The Oxford Human Rights Hub and Oxford Pro Bono Publico will be taking part in the 2017 London Legal Trust Great Legal Bake on 22 February 2017 in order […]


Jayna Kothari & Aparna Ravi, 'A Battle of Rights: The Right to Education of Children vs Rights of Minority Schools' (2017) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Jounral