State Intervention in Muslim Personal Law: A Case of Fundamental Misunderstanding

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board [the Board], has been at the centre of a raging controversy for the past year. This is because of an affidavit filed by it in opposition to the Shayara Bano writ petition currently pending before the Indian Supreme Court [SC], which seeks constitutional invalidation of Muslim Personal Law […]


Preserving Evidence of ISIL Atrocities: The International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism

On 21 December 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 71/248, establishing an ‘International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011’. The International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) was tasked, in […]

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UN Committee Condemns Australia’s Punitive Asylum Policy

On 23 June 2017, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted its concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of Australia on its implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Committee reported on the Australian Government’s performance in respecting, protecting and fulfilling the economic, social and cultural […]

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OPBP Report Supports Academic Scholarship

OPBP’s reports have had significant impact in court cases and now it is also having an impact on academic scholarship. OBPB has been cited in Brian Farrell’s new book, Habeus Corpus in International Law. OPBP prepared a report on the use of secret evidence in October 2011, in order to assist the Joint Committee on […]


New Publications from Hart Publishing

20% discount for readers of the Oxford Human Rights Hub! Please order through the Hart Publishing website To receive your discount, type HRBLOG in the discount code field at the checkout   Gender Equality in Law Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism Barbara Havelková Gender equality law in Czechia, as in other parts […]


OxHRH Seminar Series Summer Hiatus

The Oxford Human Rights Hub Seminar Series is on summer hiatus and will be recommencing in October 2017. We are looking forward to bringing together another exciting seminar series for the next academic year. During the hiatus, please do check out the audio recording from our 2016-2017 seminar series: The Historical Root of the Equality […]


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