“Classic Human Rights Law Territory”: Why the HRC need to talk about drones Conflict and Security

A US drone strike killed two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan last Saturday, in an attack which marks the seventh this past week, and the sixteenth this year. These latest strikes interrupt a six-month hiatus in drone strikes in Pakistan, and follow the first time that the use of armed drones has been discussed at […]


Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality Media Privacy and Communications

On 19 September, the Human Rights and International Law Unit of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool hosted a one day seminar – part funded by the Modern Law Review – exploring the representation of human rights in the media in the UK. The seminar brought together constitutional and […]

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Providing Syrian Survivors of Torture Access to Rehabilitation Services Migration Asylum and Trafficking

Mental health and other rehabilitation services can be key to restoring basic functioning and facilitate resilience and positive coping strategies for refugee survivors of torture. In the summer of 2012, “Ibrahim” was arrested at a security checkpoint in Damascus. For the next 20 days, he was repeatedly beaten unconscious, hung from the ceiling and kicked […]

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OPBP Completes Research for Legal Resources Centre on Submissions to the Marikana Commission Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building| OPBP

  OPBP has prepared comparative law research for Legal Resouces Centre (LRC), Johannesburg, to assist with making submissions before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry. The Marikana Commission was established to investigate the police shooting of striking workers at a mine run by Lonmin plc in South Africa. In proceedings before the Marikana Commission, the LRC […]

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JUSTICE 2014 Human Rights Law Conference – October 20th Access to Justice

The OxHRH is pleased to announce that it will be providing coverage of the JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference on 20 October 2014. View the full programme here. Event Details One of the highlights of the human rights lawyer’s CPD calendar and a key opportunity to update your legal knowledge and gain valuable insight into the human rights […]


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Recent British Court Decisions on the Death Penalty: Letting the British Government off the Noose? -Reader Jon Yorke (BCU) Criminal Justice

Recent British court decisions have considered the UK export of chemical substances used for lethal injection in the United States, the FCO blanket ban on providing financial assistance for British nationals facing the death penalty abroad, and the acquiescence of British security services in apprehending terrorist suspects in foreign jurisdictions who will face capital charges. […]