Zambia’s police force undermine opposition in Sesheke

Recent reports and video footage of the political unrest in Sesheke’s Parliamentary by-elections have brought to light the disproportionate use of force by Zambia’s police, who opened fire at the opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND) and its supporters, during a political rally. These events have brought the uneasy relationship between President […]


When does a person have an intellectual disability? The insights of the US Supreme Court

A death sentence against a convict with an intellectual disability (ID) would violate the Eighth Amendment’s proscription of cruel and unusual punishments, because it would serve no penological purpose. In the recent US Supreme Court (SC) decision of Moore v Texas, the issue was (once again, having been litigated before in 2017) the correctness of the […]

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Machine Decision-making in the criminal justice system: The FATAL4JUSTICE? Project

The capacity to collect, store and process digital data in real-time on cloud servers, and to subject vast data sets to train and feed machine learning algorithms, have enabled the development of machines capable of making decisions across an almost limitless array of applications. These ‘algorithmic decision-making’ (ADM) systems range from systems that offer guidance […]

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**New** U of OxHRH J Article-Women Are Not In The Best Positions To Make These Decisions Themselves: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law

Lucía Berro Pizzarossa,‘“Women are Not in the Best Position to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25 Abstract  Efforts to protect women’s rights can cast dark shadows. Dangerous and often unnoticed stereotypes can motivate and infiltrate legal reforms. Recent changes to the law on […]


Call for Papers – Gender Studies 2019 Conference: On Violence

The conference will be held from 24th of October – 26th of October 2019, University of Helsinki, Finland. Call for papers for all workshops: After selecting the appropriate workshop, you can submit your paper proposal using an e-form:   The submitted paper proposals will be sent to the workshop organizers, who will select the papers to […]


Sexual Harassment at Work: Unacceptable, Unlawful but Unremitting: Reflections on its Nature, Persistence and on the Changing Legal Landscape-Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which made it possible for women to qualify as barristers or solicitors for the first time. We are delighted to be collaborating with the Association of Women Judges and the First 100 Years project to celebrate this anniversary and to tell the stories of […]


Race Pay Gap Report (OxHRH and Institute for Employment Rights, 2019)