Canadian Constitutional Challenge to Prohibition on Assisted-Dying Criminal Justice

Canada’s top court is once again set to decide on the constitutionality of physician-assisted dying for terminally ill patients. Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Canada heard oral arguments in Carter v Attorney General of Canada regarding the constitutionality of physician-assisted dying. Canada’s Criminal Code makes it illegal for doctors to assist patients who wish […]


“Classic Human Rights Law Territory”: Why the HRC need to talk about drones Conflict and Security

A US drone strike killed two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan last Saturday, in an attack which marks the seventh this past week, and the sixteenth this year. These latest strikes interrupt a six-month hiatus in drone strikes in Pakistan, and follow the first time that the use of armed drones has been discussed at […]

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Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality Media Privacy and Communications

On 19 September, the Human Rights and International Law Unit of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool hosted a one day seminar – part funded by the Modern Law Review – exploring the representation of human rights in the media in the UK. The seminar brought together constitutional and […]

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Graduate Students Working with Turpin & Miller LLP

OLA is pleased to announce that they are continuing to develop and strengthen their relationship with Turpin & Miller LLP. Graduate students will now be assisting lawyers at Turpin & Miller in preparing bail applications for individual detained at Campsfield, an immigration detention centre. OLA is thrilled to continue to work the Turpin and Miller to […]

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OxHRH 2013-2014 Report Available Now

The OxHRH is thrilled to announce the publication of its 2013-2014 annual report. The report, written and edited by Claire Overman, Laura Hilly and Karl Laird, and designed by the team at Gullan & Gullan looks back at the many successes of the OxHRH over the past year, including our 2014 conference on women and poverty […]


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Exploring the Relationship between Identities and Judging Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building| Equality and Non-Discrimination

Justice Mokgoro’s will be discussing the role of intersectional identities in the judicial decision making process. She will be drawing on her personal experiences as the South African Constitutional Courts first female, black judge to highlight the pervasive role that identity plays in the process of judging, and give an insight into the nuances of a […]