Imprisoning Children: Against Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil Children's Rights

The Brazilian House of Representatives is on a fast track to adopt a constitutional amendment (PEC 171/1993) by the end of this month to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 years old for violent crimes. If confirmed by the Senate and finally adopted, the amendment’s impact will be the incarceration of […]


The Beginning Rather Than the End: Obergefell v Hodges and the Continuing Struggle for LGBT Equality Relationship Rights

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court’s judgment in Obergefell v Hodges is an historic one. That is not to say, however, that the struggle for LGBT equality is over. Indeed, it may only have begun. The judgment in Obergefell has all the characteristics of Justice Kennedy’s earlier jurisprudence concerning LGBT equality. In holding […]

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US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality Equality and Non-Discrimination

The US Supreme Court has ruled, in Obergefell, by a 5-4 majority, that the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution requires States to license same-sex marriage, and to recognise same-sex marriages from other States. The judgment will inevitably attract much attention and discussion, and it is useful to provide a quick summary of the Court’s […]

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OPBP Announces Internship Awards OPBP

Oxford Pro Bono Publico extends its heartfelt congratulations to the internship grant recipients for the year 2014-2015. All of them have demonstrated exceptional commitment to pro bono legal work in the last year, and we are delighted to be able to encourage them in their endeavours. Ivo Gruev (International Criminal Court, the Hague, the Netherlands) […]

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Dignity and the Novel Since 1948

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:30am to 5:30pm St Cross Building, Oxford The Cube A one-day interdisciplinary symposium to launch the Fiction and Human Rights Network at TORCH. Booking is essential, and registration will open 24th June. Lawyers, literary scholars, philosophers and political theorists discuss the relationship between the modern novel and the discourse of […]


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The Challenges of Public-Private Partnerships in Realising the Right to Education Online Workshop Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

The Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Open Society Foundation are excited to be hosting an participative and interactive online workshop exploring the challenges of public and private partnerships in realising the right to education. Public private partnerships are an increasing phenomenon in the field of education. The growing influence of a market model of […]