Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies

Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies Women were first allowed to vote in Brazil in 1932, but their political rights only became equal to men’s in 1945, when the vote became compulsory for both sexes. The fight for suffrage is repeatedly neglected in Brazilian history. Women’s right to vote is often […]


Law and Disability: Why Getting Disability Law on the University’s Curriculum Matters to Disability Rights

Today marks an important moment for the foregrounding of the rights of people with disabilities at Oxford. It is the inaugural Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Conference. This conference will launch the Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project – established to generate exceptional taught courses and research in these areas. The Project also […]

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Reflections On The Rhodes University Travelling Fellowship

As one of two holders of the inaugural Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Research Fellowship, I have had the valuable opportunity to work in the Law Faculty at Rhodes University, South Africa. Ranking among South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Rhodes University is situated in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of the country. […]

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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, […]


Seminar: How Human Rights Law Meets Labour Law (Vladislava Stoyanova)

Labour Law Discussion Group seminar: ‘How Human Rights Law Meets Labour Law under Article 4 of the European Convention of Human Rights’ Dr Vladislava Stoyanova (Lund University) 12:30-14:00pm, Wednesday 28 February Brasenose College Tower Bursary, Oxford. The Labour Law Discussion Group is pleased to welcome Dr Vladislava Stoyanova, research visitor at the Bonavero Institute of […]


Learning Lessons from Litigators: Module 4-International Human Rights Law

Strategic litigation has predominantly focused on domestic legal processes. By ratifying treaties and conventions that protect the right to education, many states have agreed to be held accountable on the international plane. The UN Special Rapporteurs and treaty bodies such as the Committee on the Convention of the Rights of the Child and the even […]


Meghan Campbell, Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (Hart, 2018)