Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace? Equality and Non-Discrimination

According to the 2011 census, the population of India was recorded as 1.2 billion people. Such a situation calls for urgent measures to address family planning and to control of population growth. Like in most modern democracies, government agencies, burdened with welfare obligations take upon themselves the duty to ensure a controlled population figure. Following […]


Brighton and Beyond – Where Next for the European Convention on Human Rights? Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building

Two reports have been released which shine a spotlight on the relationship between national authorities (especially parliaments) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Both take stock of the reforms initiated under the UK Government’s chairmanship of the inter-governmental arm of the Council of Europe, the Committee of Ministers, in 2011-12, culminating in the […]

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Practices Harmful to Women and Girls – Joint CEDAW and CRC General Recommendation/ Comment Children's Rights

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC) and the 35th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the two UN human rights committees have jointly issued a General Recommendation/General Comment (GR/GC) outlining State obligations in preventing and eliminating harmful practices inflicted […]

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OLA Featured in the Oxford Mail Access to Justice

OLA volunteers are hard at work assisting in interviewing immigration clients, preparing bail applications for those detained at Campsfield Detention Centre and researching issues surrounding personal debit. The work OLA has been doing in the local community with Turpin & Miller LLP and Citizens Advice Bureau has recently been showcased in the Oxford Mail.   […]

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Legal Resources Centre Workshop in Oxford

On December 8 and 9th, the Legal Resources Centre held a two day workshop on the challenges of remedies and enforcement in the context of the right to education in Oxford. The Legal Resource Centre is an independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law clinic based in South Africa. They pro­vide legal ser­vices for the vul­ner­a­ble and […]


Global Perspectives on Human Rights


Human Rights and Personal Identity-Prof Jill Marshall (Leicester) Equality and Non-Discrimination

Jill Marshall’s Human Rights Law and Personal Identity, published by Routledge in June 2014, explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Marshall critically examines how, in a so called age of liberation and individuality, human rights law includes and excludes […]