Is the two-thirds gender rule discourse engendering double invisibility in public life for other vulnerable groups in Kenya? Equality and Non-Discrimination

It is asserted that an enduring democracy is one that secures the meaningful participation of youth, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, minorities and other marginalised groups in public life and decision-making processes. These groups are identified under Article 21(3) of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution as vulnerable and state organs and public officials required to take […]


Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished Gender Based Violence

On 3 February 2016, the Criminal Division of the Court of First Instance of Ghent in Belgium found a 33-year old man guilty of rape, but decided to suspend the imposition of punishment. The public prosecutor appealed, demanding a sentence of 18 months of imprisonment, of which 12 months would be conditional upon the offender […]

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ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue speaks on the difficulty of proving Human Rights violations in front of the “World Court” at the Oxford Human Rights Program Access to Justice

By starting off with a made up case of forced disappearance that led our made up victim to flee to another country away from his captors, Judge Donoghue demonstrated the single most difficult thing in cases involving human rights violations: access to evidence. Just like a local trial judge, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) […]

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The Fifth Annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot Access to Justice| Migration Asylum and Trafficking

The fifth annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot took place on 21 May 2016 at the Oxford Law Faculty. The moot competition was a great success. Competitors were from law and non-law backgrounds. The competition is organised in conjunction with Oxford Legal Assistance, the only pro bono organisation open to undergraduate law students at […]


Deputy-Director Dr Meghan Campbell Discusses the Future of the Human Rights Act on BCB Radio

On August 25th, 2016, Deputy-Director Dr Meghan Campbell spoke to BCB Radio on the future of the UK Human Rights Act, 1998 (HRA). Recently, Justice Minister Liz Truss confirmed the Conservative governments commitment to repeal the HRA and enact a British Bill of Rights. Similar to past statements from the government, no further information was provided. […]


OxHRH Seminar Series: Summer Hiatus

The Oxford Human Rights Hub Seminar Series is on summer hiatus and will be recommencing in October 2016. In the meantime, please take a look at audio and photo coverage of this year’s expert speakers: OxHRH Webinar: The Right to Security: Securing Rights or Securitzing Rights? Dr Liora Lazarus (Oxford University) OxHRH Webinar: Counter-terrorism and […]


Working Paper Series No 2: Women, Race and Poverty-Address Women's Multiple Identities Through Law