Menstrual Hygiene – the Bloody Road to Substantive Equality Equality and Non-Discrimination

+-*Menstruation is a taboo subject for too many people, male and female alike, leading to misunderstanding, confusion, and prejudice. Menstruation has long been a signifier of Otherness; difference – but not an acceptable difference, a difference that stigmatises and silences. Such embarrassment and stigma around menstruation not only affects how women and girls feel about […]


Caste Discrimination under UK law: Chandhok v Tirkey Equality and Non-Discrimination

+-*The extent to which the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) protects against discrimination on grounds of caste was a vexed question, which finally reached an appellate court in Chandhok v Tirkey [2015] IRLR 195. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (Langstaff P) has now decided that the existing concept of “ethnic origins”, part of the definition of the […]

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Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum Equality and Non-Discrimination

+-*Today the Irish electorate is voting in a referendum to explicitly permit of same-sex marriage. If passed, the new Article 41.4, which would be the 34th Amendment to the Constitution, will read: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons, without distinction as to their sex.” Should the referendum be successful, Ireland […]

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OLA Public Law Moot

+-*The fourth annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot took place on 9 May 2015 at the Oxford Law Faculty. The competition was open to undergraduates and postgraduates. The competition is organised by the Law Faculty’s Mooting Programme in conjunction with Oxford Legal Assistance (‘OLA’), the only pro bono organisation that is open to undergraduate […]

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Book Launch and Roundtable: ‘Sovereign Finance and Human Rights’ – 9 June 2014

+-*Professor Andreas Føllesdal, Oslo, Prof Sheldon Leader, Essex, Professor Rosa Maria Lastra, Queen Mary and Associate Professor Jernej Letnar Cernic, European University Institute will discuss their contributions to the new edited volume Making Sovereign Finance and Human Rights Work (Hart 2014) from 11 – 1 pm on 9 June in the Lecture Theatre, Manor Road […]


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Book Launch: A Theory of Discrimination Law by Dr Tarunabh Khaitan Equality and Non-Discrimination

+-*OxHRH, alongside Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, is thrilled to launch OxHRH Associate Director Dr Tarunabh Khaitan’s book: A Theory of Discrimination Law. Can there be a satisfying theory of the complex, and politically charged, body of laws that prohibit discrimination? In this perceptive book, Tarunabh Khaitan shows that there can. …. A Theory of Discrimination Law is an engaging, […]