Constitutionality of India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019: India’s McCarthyism Moment

In a chilling throwback McCarthyism in the United States, India’s Parliament has passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 which will allow the Central government to designate individuals as ‘terrorists’ without the exercise of due process of law. The Bill received the assent of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, […]


NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

In June 2019 the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Select Committee (‘WESC’) published a report on the use of non-disclosure agreements (‘NDAs’) in discrimination cases, focussing on settlement. This built on inquiries into sexual harassment, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and enforcement. Parliamentary investigations into the shadowy world of NDAs are especially valuable for policy-makers and academics […]

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Transgender Laws in Transition: European Courts on Non-Binary Gender Recognition

A decision of the Belgian Constitutional Court is the latest in a series of judgments in Europe deciding essentially the same question: should non-binary gender identities be recognized by (non-binary) gender/sex markers on official documents? This post explores the different answers offered by courts across Europe. On 19 June 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court ruled […]

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**NEW** U of OxHRH J Article-‘Any Act, Any Harm, To Anyone: The Transformative Potential of “Human Rights Impacts” Under the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights’

David Birchall, ‘Any Act, Any Harm, To Anyone: The Transformative Potential of “Human rights Impacts” Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 120 Abstract The concept of ‘adverse human rights impacts’ introduced by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is frequently used in institutional, […]


Bob Hepple Equality Award Ceremony – Thursday 12th September 2019, London

The Equal Rights Trust is delighted to announce that the award ceremony for the fifth annual Bob Hepple Equality Award will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 12th September 2019 at Doughty Street Chambers in London. The Bob Hepple Equality Award was established by the Equal Rights Trust in honour of our longstanding Chair and honorary […]


2019 Oxford Legal Walk

The Oxford Human Rights Hub will be participating in the Oxford Legal Walk this year! Join us walking on September 30, 2019, and make a donation to support legal aid. This 10k sponsored walk supports advice charities in Oxford; together, teams in the 2018 Walk raised over £15,000 for their community. Bob Nightingale, founder of LLST, […]


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