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Development and Conflict

Guest Contributor 5th March 2013

One does not need to look for long for examples of conflict impacting on development.  Take the case of Mali: a year ago, conflict in the north of the country and a military coup detailed two decades of constitutional government and development progress.  Elections were scheduled to be held in Mali a month after that […]

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Congratulations to the Oxford Jessup Moot Team

Import Import 26th February 2013

The Oxford Human Rights Hub congratulates the University of Oxford team for defeating the University of Cambridge in the final of the UK National Championship of the 54th Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in London on 17 February 2013. Shreya Atrey, a DPhil candidate and OxHRH participant, coached the team to […]

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The ‘War Against Terrorism’ and the Decade of Exceptionalism

Luke Rostill 12th February 2013

Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, spoke at the Wadham Human Rights Forum on Thursday February 7th 2013. One question lay at the heart of his talk, namely, ‘what is a terrorist organisation?’ This post summarises what Ben Emmerson QC said about the importance of this question: about why it is […]

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