Has the Council of the EU’s Decision on Relocation of Refugees Given Adequate Effect to the Commission’s Proposals? Migration Asylum and Trafficking

+-*My previous post analysed some of the immediate and long-term responses to the escalating refugee crisis in Europe proposed by the EU Commission in its State of the Union Address. The Council of the European Union reconvened on Tuesday 22nd of September to consider these measures, resulting in the adoption of a second decision on […]


Dios, No Patrias, Libertad: The Dominican Republic’s Unfolding Human Rights Crisis Migration Asylum and Trafficking

+-*The Dominican Republic’s (DR) motto proudly proclaims “Dios, Patrias, Libertad”—“God, Country, Freedom.” Yet, despite its promise of “Patrias,” many individuals in the DR born to Haitian immigrants could soon find themselves without a home. In September 2013, the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court (DRCC) rendered Ruling TC/0168/13, which retroactively stripped Dominican citizenship from individuals born to […]

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Sustainable Development Goals: A Beacon of Light or Another Stumble in Global Governance? Business & Resources & Environment & Development

+-*The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted yesterday by the world’s leaders in a highly anticipated Summit in New York. At the end of the year, the SDGs will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and they will set the new global development agenda for the next fifteen years. The general atmosphere […]

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OPBP Announces 2015 SAJAP Award Recipient OPBP

+-*Oxford Pro Bono Publico expresses its heartiest congratulations to Michael Rhimes – this year’s recipient of the Southern African Judicial Assistance Project (SAJAP) award. Michael will clerk with the Namibian Supreme Court, providing legal research and supporting the judiciary in Namibia to facilitate the delivery of high quality, independent judgments. Michael has completed his BCL […]

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Open Letter from International Lawyers Garners Over 900 Signatures

+-*This Open Letter emerged from a session on ‘Refugee Crisis and Europe’ that took place at the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law in Oslo on 12th September 2015. Those international lawyers present at the session concurred that as international lawyers we should remind European States and the European Union, and inform European publics of the international law obligations that the states […]


Global Perspectives on Human Rights (2nd Edition)


Welcome Event

+-*The Oxford Human Rights Hub has had a very successful year connecting human rights academics, practitioners and policy-makers all over the world through our blog, seminar series, conferences, webinars , webcasts, podcasts, and pro bono activities. We are hosting a welcome reception on Friday October 9th, at Pembroke College at 5pm in the Harold Lee Room whereby we […]