The Rhodes Project: Celebrating many versions of what women can be Equality and Non-Discrimination

Earlier this year, the Rhodes Project marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration at the home of its founder, Dr Ann Olivarius. In 2004, Olivarius, a member of the second class of women Rhodes Scholars, embarked on a project to better understand the lives and experiences of her fellow female scholars. Since its inception, the […]


Colombian Victims: Changing the Rules of the Game Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building

Important developments have taken place in the Colombian peace process since August 2014. For example, the establishment of the Historic Commission of the Conflict and its Victims and the Subcommission to discuss Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, made up of members of the security forces and FARC. However, the direct participation of victims in the negotiations […]

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Women in Prison: The Particular Importance of Contact With the Outside World Criminal Justice

 “I felt isolated from the entire world. If I’d stayed any longer I’d have started eating the window bars.” – Inmate, Jordan Contact with the world outside of prison is vital to the wellbeing of every detained person ― but for women this is arguably more important, and more of a challenge. Such was a […]

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Oxford Pro Bono Publico Welcome Event and Informal Information Session Access to Justice

The 2014-2015 OPBP Executive Committee held its first welcome and informal information session on 18 November 2014. It was well attended with a huge turnout of graduate students interested in learning more about OPBP, how to get involved as volunteers or project coordinators and the OPBP Internship Fund. OPBP was grateful to have the Dean […]

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General Recommendation on Displaced and Stateless Women Migration Asylum and Trafficking

On 5 November 2014, the UNHCR welcomed the release of the General Recommendation No. 32 on the gender-related dimensions of refugee, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women which OPBP helped prepare in 2009-2010. The Recommendation is on the particular impacts of statelessness and displacement on women. It calls for countries to adopt a more gender-sensitive […]


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Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of the Impact of Human Rights -Prof Paul Hunt (Essex) Equality and Non-Discrimination| Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

In 2011, Professor Paul Hunt (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, 2002-2008) was asked by Dr. Flavia Bustreo (Assistant Director-General, WHO) to lead a project on the evidence of impact of human rights on aspects of women’s and children’s health. A multi-disciplinary Steering Group was established, including Dr Francisco Songane, former Minister of […]