LBGT+ Rights in Global Perspective

This blog is the fourth in a series that takes a snapshot of where LGBT+ rights are in 2018, as a result of some recent significant international decisions and considers the portents for change in light of them. In previous blogs post, we considered the position in the Americas, the EU and India. The international […]


Human Rights, Criminal Law, and Rural and Native Communities in Peru

Recently, the Constitutional Court of Peru issued a judgment in the case 7009-2013-PHC/TC, concerning a writ of habeas corpus in favor of two members of the Tres Islas Native Community, who were being prosecuted for the crime of rape against underage victims, contrary to the Criminal Code which punishes as rape any sexual relations with […]

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ECOWAS Court Rules that use of Military Tribunals to Prosecute Civilians in Nigeria Violates Right to Fair Trial

On 29 June 2018 the Court of Justice for the Economic Community of West African States (‘ECOWAS Court’) handed down its judgment in the case of Gabriel Inyang & another v Federal Republic of Nigeria . This decision has placed clear constraints on the use of military tribunals by states to prosecute civilians for non-military offences. […]

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**NEW** U of OxHRH J Article-An Intersectional Approach to Addressing Gender and Other Forms of Discrimination in Labour in the Commonwealth Caribbean

Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, ‘Intersectional Approach to Addressing Gender and Other Forms of Discrimination in Labour in the Commonwealth Caribbean’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 86 Abstract Commonwealth Caribbean legal frameworks challenging discrimination have not as yet utilized intersectionality approaches. The paper argues that in understanding and addressing discrimination against women in the region, the intersectionality […]


#VisibleWikiWomen Edit-a-thon: Learn How to Edit Wikipedia and Fight Gender Bias Online

Join Whose Knowledge? and Wikimedia UK for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to hack gender bias on the world’s most visited website! When: Friday, November 23, 5-8 PM Where: Rhodes House, Oxford Register: Eventbrite Only around 1 in 10 Wikipedia editors self-identifies as female, and less than 25% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women.When women’s faces […]


The Role of the Proportionality Test in Determining Corporate Obligations in Relation to Fundamental Rights

The OxHRH in partnership with the Human Rights Discussion Group will be hosting a seminar with David Bilchitz exploring the question: Is there a role for the proportionality test in determining corporate obligations in relation to fundamental rights? Proportionality as a test to determine the circumstances when rights may be limited has developed in law largely when […]


Sandra Fredman, ‘Working Together: Human Rights, the SDGs and Gender Equality’ (British Academy, 2018)