The Banning of Ridesharing Apps Violates the Human Rights to Science and Free Speech

Earlier on this year, a local court of Buenos Aires issued an injunction blocking the Uber app, electronic payment methods and forbidding Google and Apple to host the app on its apps stores, and Facebook to advertise Uber. The decision’s logic is as wrong as straightforward: Uber must be blocked (and banned) since its drivers “occupy […]


Gender Recognition, Self-Determination and Segregated Space

In July 2017, the Government announced a public consultation on legal gender recognition in the United Kingdom. In particular, it will invite opinion and advice on plans to adopt a model of self-determination (similar to that currently applied in other European jurisdictions, such as Ireland). Self-determination would allow trans persons to obtain a Gender Recognition […]

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Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence

In EA & Ors (Article 3 medical cases – Paposhvili not applicable) [2017] UKUT 00445, the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) refused to follow the most recent Strasbourg caselaw regarding the test for a breach of Article 3 ECHR in medical removal cases, finding that it was inconsistent with domestic precedent. The ‘deathbed test’ […]

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New OPBP Committee

Rishika Sahgal (Chair) Rishika is a candidate for the MPhil in Law at Magdalen College. She came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar from India and completed her BCL with distinction. Prior to the BCL, Rishika clerked with the Chief Justice of India. She obtained her undergraduate degree in law from National Law University Delhi, […]


Work, Human Rights, and Human Capabilities – Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL)

Oxford Labour Law Discussion Group seminar Professor Virginia Mantouvalou (University College London) Work, Human Rights and Human Capabilities Date and time: Monday 22 January 2018 at 12:30pm Venue: Brasenose College Tower Bursary, Oxford A sandwich lunch is provided   Abstract The meaning and content of the right to work is controversial, with some suggesting that it […]


Kenya After the 2017 Election: What Next?

In 2017, Kenya was plunged into uncertainty as the scheduled August election dragged on until October after the Supreme Court threw out the initial results. The court cited numerous irregularities and illegalities as the basis for their decision. In contrast to the original August run, more than half of eligible voters did not vote again […]


Meghan Campbell, ‘Reigniting the Dialogue: the Latest Use of the Notwithstanding Clause in Canada’ (2018) Public Law 1