Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Throughout the 2016 American election cycle, most Republicans, including President Donald J. Trump, ran on platform vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially as “Obamacare.” In January 2017, the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress took initial steps toward repealing the health care act.  Pro-repeal legislators, however, have failed to reach consensus regarding […]


Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II: The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) turned seven last week, with a proposed legislative effort to gut many of its core protections looming.  Then, in a dramatic turn on Friday afternoon, the proponents of the repeal abandoned their effort for lack of majority support, leaving the ACA as the “law of […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part I: Genesis of the Affordable Care Act

The debate over the government’s role in health care is not a new one, nor is the existential crisis that surrounds it.  On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the culmination of years of both widespread public support for health reform and vigorous disagreement over what form reform should take.  […]

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Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico Receives Supreme Court Backing in Recent Belhaj Case

On 17 January 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Belhaj v Jack Straw & Sir Mark Allen and Rahmatullah (No 1) v Ministry of Defence. The judgment made positive reference to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. which had worked closely with Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) on the relevant point […]


OxHRH Spring Term Round-Up!

The OxHRH continues to be a strong and passionate voice for upholding human rights. On January 31st, 2017, we held a conversation on Brexit and human rights in the UK, in partnership with the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, the Public Law Discussion Group and the Programme for the Foundations of Constitutional Law and Government. […]


Fostering A Community of Human Rights Scholars: Graduate Student Workshop

Venue: Harold Lee Boardroom, Pembroke College Date: April 25th, 2017 Time: 2:30pm-6pm The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased to announce its third workshop for human rights MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University. This half-day workshop will bring together and foster a network of graduate students and academics in various disciplines working in human […]


Fiona de Londras and Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, 'Mission Impossible: Addressing Non-Execution Through Infringement Proceedings in the ECtHR' (2017) 66(2) Intl and Comp L Q 467