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The UK's Human Rights 'Report Card'

admin 12th October 2012

  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) – the review of each UN member state’s human rights record – is a comparatively new process that has recently embarked upon its second cycle. With 100% participation of member states in its first cycle, expectations for the second cycle are justifiably […]

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The UK’s Human Rights ‘Report Card’

Hayley Richardson 12th October 2012

  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) – the review of each UN member state’s human rights record – is a comparatively new process that has recently embarked upon its second cycle. With 100% participation of member states in its first cycle, expectations for the second cycle are justifiably […]

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The More, the Murkier: Of Several Draft Laws on Disability in India

Shreya Atrey 11th October 2012

India has finally been taken over by the wave of legislative engagement with the rights of persons with disabilities (PwDs), several years after ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2007. This has resulted in three concrete proposals. The first, the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2011 […]

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OxHRH Seminar Series: Philip Alston and Gráinne De Búrca

Import Import 8th October 2012

The Oxford Human Rights Hub’s Autumn seminar series kicks off today.  Philip Alston speaks at 13:00 in the Oxford Law Faculty ‘Cube’ on the ‘The Progress Narrative in the New Historiography of the International Human Rights Regime’.  Gráinne De Búrca is presenting at 5pm in the Law Faculty SCR on ‘The European Court of Justice’s treatment […]

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When is a UK Bill of Rights not a UK Bill of Rights?

Amy Ruth Williams 3rd October 2012

The recently published Human Rights and the UK Constitution* by Colm O’Cinneide is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what’s at stake in the current UK Bill of Rights debate (see the summary published on this blog last week). Such scholarship is especially important given the confusion surrounding the work of the government-appointed […]

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