The Extremism Database is in Breach of the European Convention on Human Rights

On 24 January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (the ECtHR) delivered its judgment in the case of Catt v. the UK and found that police powers to retain personal data in its Extremism Database is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerns Mr John Catt, a 94-year-old activist […]


African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Affirms the Right to Access Documents Necessary for Appeals

On 7 December 2018, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered its judgment in the case of Mgosi Mwita Makungu v. Tanzania. This judgment affirms states’ obligations to provide access to documents as part of an individual’s right to an appeal. It also clarifies aspects of the requirement to exhaust domestic remedies. Facts […]

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The 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Some Observations on State Behaviour

The UN Human Rights Council, which was created in 2006, is currently holding its 40th Session. The HRC is the UN’s main human rights body, and is a political body with 47 member states elected for three year terms. As you walk through the halls of the United Nations on the way to Room XX, […]

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**New** U of OxHRH J Article-Women Are Not In The Best Positions To Make These Decisions Themselves: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law

Lucía Berro Pizzarossa,‘“Women are Not in the Best Position to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25 Abstract  Efforts to protect women’s rights can cast dark shadows. Dangerous and often unnoticed stereotypes can motivate and infiltrate legal reforms. Recent changes to the law on […]


Article and Report: Unacceptable Forms of Work

A new article in the Journal of Law and Society highlights the work of the Project on Unacceptable Forms of Work. ‘A Strategic Approach to Regulating Unacceptable Forms of Work’, by Professor Deirdre McCann (Durham University, UK) and Professor Judy Fudge (McMaster University, Canada), explores their Multidimensional Model of Unacceptable Forms of Work. The Model sets […]


Sexual Harassment at Work: Reflections on the Changing Legal Landscape-Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which made it possible for women to qualify as barristers or solicitors for the first time. We are delighted to be collaborating with the Association of Women Judges and the First 100 Years project to celebrate this anniversary and to tell the stories of […]


Race Pay Gap Report (OxHRH and Institute for Employment Rights, 2019)