Using the Convention Against Torture to Advance Transgender and Intersex Rights Equality and Non-Discrimination

Violence and cruelty towards LGBTQI people worldwide is still far too common, making the Convention Against Torture (CAT) an obvious tool for LGBTQI activists. However, it is less obvious that the CAT can also be used to fight institutionalised practices that inflict pain, suffering and humiliation on LGBTQI people. In this regard, the United Nations […]


Brexit and Worker Rights Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

It is now pretty well-known that most of the employment rights in the UK are guaranteed by EU law—the principal exceptions being unfair dismissal and the national minimum wages—as I explained in a recent advice for the TUC. UK legislation on race discrimination, sex discrimination, equal pay and disability discrimination may have pre-dated EU legislation, […]

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Working time and Brexit: Bad Karma? Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

Imagine a Karmic invitation to be reborn as a piece of employment legislation. It is very likely that the Working Time Directive (WTD) would be at the very bottom of many people’s lists. It has attracted condemnation across the political spectrum, albeit for different reasons. In this way, the WTD may provide Euro-sceptics of all […]

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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 […]


Justice Student Network: An Evening Conversation with Karon Monaghan QC

The JUSTICE Student Network invites you to join us for an evening of conversation with Karon Monaghan QC. A leading public law and equality practitioner, Karon has appeared in many of the leading equality decisions of the past two decades. As the latest edition of Chambers and Partners recognises – she has literally written the […]


OxHRH Workshop for Graduate Research Students

Oxford Human Rights Hub: Workshop for Human Rights MPhil and DPhil Students Venue: Mary Hyde Eccles Room, Pembroke College Date: June 3rd, 2016 Time: 2:30pm-6pm The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased to announce its second workshop for human rights MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University. This half-day workshop will bring together and foster […]


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