The Human Rights Council – Highlighted Outcomes of the 33rd Session Business & Resources & Environment & Development

The three intensive weeks of the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) concluded on 30 September 2016. They resulted in thirty resolutions, a Presidential statement, and the appointment of five mandate holders. While many issues tackled at the sessions were recurrent items previously discussed at the forum, several outcomes stand out. The HRC […]


European Court of Human Rights to Consider Right to Education Socio-Economic Rights

The Legal Resources Centre have been granted leave to intervene at the European Court of Human Rights, in a matter against the government of Hungary. The case of Amanda Kosa v Hungary challenges a possible infringement of the right to education in the European Convention on Human Rights. What’s the case about? Huszar telep is a […]

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UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions Equality and Non-Discrimination

A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on States to repeal restrictive abortion laws and policies; dismantle discriminatory barriers to access to safe reproductive health services; decriminalise abortion; and provide reproductive health services in a legal, safe and affordable manner. The experts also expressed their support for the call to make 28 September […]

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Recruiting for the Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), the Oxford Law Faculty’s award-winning pro bono research organisation, is looking for graduate students with a passion for pro bono law to join the Executive Committee in the 2016-2017 academic year. OPBP prepares free, high quality, international and comparative law research for lawyers and organisations around the world on important public interest matters. OPBP also manages […]


Call for Applications-Herbet Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Equality and Non-Discrimination

Call for Applications – Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship 2016 is now open! Please Note – There has been a change to the eligibility rules. The competition is now open to both matriculated students of the University of Oxford and visiting students at the University of Oxford. This exciting Mooting Championship will take […]


Human Trafficking: The rise (and fall?) of the Strasbourg case law-Prof Marie Benedicte Dembour Migration Asylum and Trafficking

My book, When Humans Become Migrants: Study of the European Court of Human Rights with an Inter-American Counterpoint (OUP, 2015), revealed a subtle bias operating against the applicant in much of the Strasbourg migrant case law. However, the book did not examine the case law on human trafficking. So, do its findings also apply to […]


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