The Seafood Industry and Its Sustainability Challenge – Why the Government of Thailand and Global Retailers Will Work Towards Sustainability and Human Rights Migration Asylum and Trafficking

A recent investigation from the Guardian has revealed how Rohingya migrants fleeing Burma to reach Malaysia are being held hostage for ransom by traffickers or sold to Thai fishing boats as slaves. The Rohingya, who are victims of trafficking and forced labour, have been reported to be living without adequate food and shelter and often […]


Glossip v Gross: Taking Up Justice Breyer’s Call to Question the Death Penalty Criminal Justice

Last month the United States Supreme Court ruled in Glossip v. Gross 135 S. Ct. 2726 (2015) that the use of midazolam in Oklahoma’s injection protocol was not unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment. However, in his dissenting opinion, Justice Breyer (joined by Justice Ginsburg) stated that he would ask for a “full briefing” on the […]

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R (Davis): Rights in Communications Data and Constitutional Evolution Media Privacy and Communications

Much ink has been spilt of late over the mass surveillance programs run by western intelligence agencies. A separate, but related, matter of concern for privacy campaigners has been legislation permitting the government to order the retention of communications data by service providers. Following a successful legal challenge, British constitutional law enthusiasts were treated recently […]

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Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship awarded to Elena Butti OPBP

Oxford Pro Bono Publico is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship in Human Rights – Elena Butti. Elena will undertake an internship at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), in Bogota, Colombia, where she will work in the reparations section providing advice on the complex reparations process in […]

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OxHRH Communications Manager Leads Podcasting Workshop at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

OxHRH Communications Manager and RightsUp podcast producer, Kira Allmann, led a workshop on ‘The Art of Podcasting’ at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Public Engagement Summer School on July 29th, 2015. The TORCH Public Engagement Summer School is a five-day programme offering training for humanities researchers on how to reach a wider public audience. […]


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Book Launch: The Concept of the Employer by Dr Jeremias Prassl

To launch Dr Jeremias Prassl’s new book, The Concept of the Employer there will be an exciting discussion. Professor Hugh Collins, Professor Rob Stevens and Professor Judith Freedman will be discussing this new book. The panel will be chaired by  John Bowers QC. Employment law has increasingly struggled to adapt to complex modern work arrangements, […]