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Taking Some Human Rights Back: The Case of Ildar Dadin

Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees a right of peaceful assembly, has recently clashed with the Russian Criminal Code which, as of 2014, has criminalised repeated participation in unauthorised demonstrations. When the first person in Russia was prosecuted under the new law, a handful of attorneys and NGO lawyers challenged the Russian Government […]

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Human Rights, the Environment and Mining: Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable

Litigation that tests the division between corporate and state human rights obligations, and the synergies between environmental and human rights law, is currently underway in Peru. The Tintaya-Antapaccay mine in Espinar, Peru, owned by Glencore PLC, has produced copper for several decades and the contamination of the local environment which results is notorious: residents drink […]

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Freedom of Speech or Enabling a Right to Insult? The Australian Debate over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

With a rise in the Neo-Right worldwide, we see the fear of the foreigner and the blaming of refugees and welfare recipients for ills that often flow from structural inequality and injustice. The discourse is being reframed to that of small government, an individualistic, self-interested focus, a concentration of wealth in the world’s top 1% and […]

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OPBP Report to Joint Committee on Human Rights on Human Rights in Times of Armed Conflict Now Available!

The written evidence which OPBP submitted to the Joint Committee on Human Rights has been published on the JCHR’s website. The Government has proposed a “presumption to derogate” from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in times of armed conflict, in order to protect British troops from vexatious claims. Our evidence offered a review, […]

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Book Colloquium: The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in association with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford invites you to: Book Colloquium: The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice Stuart H Newberger, author and international lawyer Haldane Room, Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD 5.30pm, Wednesday 24 May 2017 A book colloquium […]

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The Role of the University in Post Colonial Societies-Justice Dikgang Moseneke (South African Constitutional Court)

Justice Dikgang Moseneke ended his term as Deputy Chief Justice on South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court in May 2016.  Justice Moseneke has led an extraordinary life. He was imprisoned on Robben Island at the age of 15 for seeking to bring about the end of the apartheid regime.  When he was released from prison ten […]

Publications

Nicholas Bamforth ‘Articles 13 and 35(1), Subsidiarity, and the Effective Protection of European Convention Rights in National Law’ (2016) European Hmn Rts L Rev 501