Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part I) Access to Justice

The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords on 30 June 2014 and has now been referred to committee stage. Part 4 of the Bill contains a package of reforms to the judicial review process, including a proposed new costs rule for interventions in the High Court and […]


Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful Religion

According to Supreme Court judge, Lady Hale, the law has yet to find the right balance between accommodating people’s beliefs and avoiding anti-gay discrimination. Her remarks, made during a lecture at the Law Society of Ireland, take a position common amongst judges, politicians, activists and scholars seeking to find a midway point between privileging beliefs […]


The Problem of Progressive Realization – Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Jamaica Equality and Non-Discrimination

Jamaica boasts of being the first country in the world to both sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, on March 30, 2007. Seven years later, the Disabilities Act has been tabled in Parliament. This is an important step, but there are questions about whether the proposed statute’s […]


OxHRH summer essay competition

Money Matters: Finance and Human Rights The OxHRH is pleased to launch its summer 2014 essay competition! One lucky winner will receive a copy of “Making Sovereign Financing and Human Rights Work,” and will have the chance to see their work published on the OxHRH website and social media. We will also publish submissions which […]

Pro Bono

Another Successful Year for OLA OLA

Oxford Legal Assistance (OLA) has continued to flourish this year and continues to attract consistently high levels of interest from undergraduate law students, as in previous years. OLA has operated three pro bono projects this year, working in partnership with  a local law firm, Turpin and Miller LLP, the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and Bail […]


OxHRH Seminar Series: Summer Hiatus

The Oxford Human Rights Hub Seminar Series is on summer hiatus and will be recommencing in October 2014.   In the meantime, please take a look at audio and photo coverage of this year’s expert speakers:   22nd November 2013 “Measuring Restrictions on Freedom of Religion or Belief” (photos) Dr Brian J. Grim, Senior Researcher and […]