Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court Equality and Non-Discrimination

The new Bill requires at least one-third of judges in the Constitutional Court to be female. On the 4th of April, the Belgian Parliament passed a Bill that introduced a sex quota in the composition of the Constitutional Court (CC). It requires the Court to be composed of at least a third of judges of each sex. […]


McCutcheon v FEC: The Harvest of Pernicious Seeds Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building

The US Supreme Court very recently handed down its decision in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, undoubtedly the most important campaign finance ruling since its controversial 2010 judgment in Citizens United. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled to abolish aggregate contribution limits which restricted how much an individual donor may contribute in total to […]


Victory in first Certified Class Action Sees Teachers Appointed and Paid Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

A landmark settlement agreed on 20th March 2014 in Linkside v Department of Education has consolidated the law regarding class action in South Africa, andis a significant victory in the fight to ensure children’s right to an education. It is astounding to imagine that educators, who work so hard to ensure that children receive a […]


Global Perspectives on Human Rights – e-Publication Access to Justice

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased today to launch a new e-publication Global Perspectives on Human Rights: The Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 2012-2013 (OxHRH, 2014).  This anthology, edited by Laura Hilly and Claire Overman, presents the very best posts from the first 18 months of the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog. When we launched the […]

Pro Bono

Protection of Children during Construction Projects in Brazil Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building| OPBP| Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

A comparative and international analysis of state and corporate obligations to protect children from sexual exploitation, prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UNICEF Brazil (March 2014) This report analyses Brazil’s duty to protect children from sexual exploitation during large-scale construction projects, in light of the fact that these projects are largely operated by private […]


‘Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach’ (28-30 April 2014, Kigali, Rwanda) Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased to announce a major global conference on ‘Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective’ to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on April 28-30, 2014. The conference will take place at the Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. Conference Overview While the feminization of poverty has long been a recognized phenomenon, gender […]