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Register for the Human Rights for Future Generations: Post-2015 Conference

This conference is co-organised by the  Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations programme  and the  Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (University of Oslo) and is being held in Oxford. This two-day conference provides a forum for academics, practitioners and government representatives to evaluate the current debate and future shape of the post-2015 agenda from a human rights perspective. It is focused on both theoretical and pr…

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International Human Rights Law Programmes at Oxford

This summer, New College will be hosting two groups from the Department for Continuing Education’s International Human Rights Law programmes – the first and second year Masters students will be attending their yearly residential (10th July – 16th August), and a 4-week Summer School will also be in residence (13th July – 9th August). Both programmes attract students from all over the world and from a wide variety of career paths – lawyers, govern…

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Stigma and Exclusion to Rights and Dignity: a Human Rights Approach to Poverty

On 5 November 2013, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, addressed an audience at the Oxford Law Faculty on the subject of poverty, stigma and potential rights-based solutions. This talk was co-hosted by the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations Programme. James Beeton reflects on Ms Sepúlveda’s presentation. Appropriate responses to po…

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Women's Rights to Social Security and Social Protection

Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection

There is a growing international focus on social protection in the developing world while at the same time, countries in the developed world are cutting back on social security in pursuit of ‘austerity’. The breaking down and building up of welfare systems in different parts of the world provide a fascinating context in which to examine the impacts of such programmes on women. Many of the austerity cuts have targeted single mothers and other poo…

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