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Al Mahdi convicted of crimes against culture Criminal Justice

In the first case to prosecute crimes against culture as war crimes, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found Mr Al Mahdi — a member of Ansar Dine — guilty of the war crime of intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu in 2012. This case represents the recognition […]

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Courtroom: Litigation Strategies in Light of the Zika Outbreak Socio-Economic Rights

Earlier this year the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency in response to the Zika virus, stating that “the level of alarm is extremely high.” It has taken one public health crisis to expose the longstanding human rights crisis around sexual and reproductive rights. As of September this year, 9,514 suspected cases of […]

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Uber, Informal Work and the Expert Working Group on Discrimination Against Women Socio-Economic Rights and Labour Rights

The decision of the London Employment Tribunal that Uber taxi drivers are employees and not self-employed is of global importance, in the face of the increase in all kinds of informal labour constructs, which include self-employed, casual and seasonal workers, part-time workers, temporary and agency workers, home workers, domestic workers, and unpaid family workers. Informal […]

Pro Bono

Recruiting for the Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), the Oxford Law Faculty’s award-winning pro bono research organisation, is looking for graduate students with a passion for pro bono law to join the Executive Committee in the 2016-2017 academic year. OPBP prepares free, high quality, international and comparative law research for lawyers and organisations around the world on important public interest matters. OPBP also manages […]

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New Publication: Socio-Economic Rights and Constitutional Law

Socio-Economic Rights and Constitutional Law (eds) Sandra Fredman, Director of the OxHRH and Meghan Campbell, Deputy-Director of the OxHRH Socio-economic rights raise many complex challenges to the traditional understanding of the nature of human rights, the role of courts in democratic society and the nature of remedies. This collection draws together the sophisticated and constructive […]

Events

A Conversation on Brexit’s Impact on Human Rights Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building

Brexit and the recent High Court decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union have raised many challenging questions on the powers of the executive, the principal of Parliament sovereignty and the future  of human rights in the UK. For instance, is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty irrevocable? What would it mean […]

Publications

Special Edition of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law-Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective