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Drones, Armed Conflict and Lawful Killing: Is the US at war?

Luke Rostill - 19th November 2013

On 12 November, Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, addressed the use of drones at a seminar hosted by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Human Rights Hub. Many believe that the use of drones to kill persons that the US regards as […]

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Meet the new OxHRH Blog Editorial Team!

Import Import - 17th November 2013

The Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Editors – Claire Overman, Rachel Wechsler and  Chintan Chandrachud!  They will join an ever-growing editorial team, led by our Managing Editor, Laura Hilly, to continue to bring you high quality human rights law news, analysis and commentary from around the […]

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

James Beeton - 13th November 2013

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 […]

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Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court: a duty of care for police in England and Wales?

Olivia Bliss - 12th November 2013

Last month at the inquest of Rachael Slack, a 38 year-old woman stabbed to death by her ex-partner, the jury ruled that police failures had contributed ‘more than minimally’ towards her death. The ruling has prompted calls for a public inquiry into what the coroner described as an ‘epidemic’ of domestic violence towards women and […]

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