The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

In recent months, scores of protests have taken place in the West African nation of Togo. A number of protests have also been held by the Togolese diaspora in several cities across the globe. Protesters have called for an end to the regime of incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé, who is accused of presiding over mass […]


Separate but Equal? Gender Segregation in UK Schools

In HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v Al-Hijrah School, the UK Court of Appeal has concluded that sex segregation in education is discriminatory. Al-Hijrah school is a voluntary aided co-educational Islamic faith school in Birmingham which teaches children aged 4 to 16.  From the age of 9, boys and girls are […]

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The Dignity and Rights of Manual Scavengers in India

Manual scavenging has been called the worst surviving symbol of untouchability. The International Labour Organisation defines it as the removal of human excreta from public streets and dry latrines, and cleaning septic tanks, severs and gutters. The practice, though prevalent in other parts of the world, has a predominant presence in India. The people engaged […]

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OPBP Report Supports Academic Scholarship

OPBP’s reports have had significant impact in court cases and now it is also having an impact on academic scholarship. OBPB has been cited in Brian Farrell’s new book, Habeus Corpus in International Law. OPBP prepared a report on the use of secret evidence in October 2011, in order to assist the Joint Committee on […]


Welcome to Our New Blog Editors

The OxHRH Blog is delighted to welcome Nomfundo Ramalekana and Farrah Raza to the team as Editors! Nomfundo Ramalekana is a South African DPhill (Law) Student at Oxford.  Her research focuses on equality law, specifically affirmative action. She is interested in critical race and gender theory as well as decolonising the law. Farrah Raza is […]


Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realising the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering

The Oxford Human Rights Hub in partnership with the Open Society Foundations to create a free online resource Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realizing the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering for anyone engaged in campaigning, advocating or litigating for the right to education, especially in the context of privatization of education, on the potential […]


Paul Beckett, Tax Havens and International Human Rights Law (Routledge, 2017)