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Women's Rights: A Look Back at Emily Wilding Davison's Leadership

admin 29th June 2013

Editor’s Note: OxHRH is marking the recent June 8 centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s passing with this guest blog from the co-curators of LSE’s special exhibition dedicated to her role as a suffragette leader. Examining her inspiring life, the exhibit and this blog aim to draw attention to the long – and continuing – struggle […]

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Women’s Rights: A Look Back at Emily Wilding Davison’s Leadership

June Purvis Liz Chapman 29th June 2013

Editor’s Note: OxHRH is marking the recent June 8 centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s passing with this guest blog from the co-curators of LSE’s special exhibition dedicated to her role as a suffragette leader. Examining her inspiring life, the exhibit and this blog aim to draw attention to the long – and continuing – struggle […]

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Entry into force of the New Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

Siobhán McInerney-Lankford 28th June 2013

The new Optional Protocol (OP) to the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) entered into force on 5 May 2013. The OP recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications submitted by or on behalf of individuals or groups of individuals, under the jurisdiction of a State Party, […]

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The Questions Raised by Striking Down DOMA

Karl Laird 27th June 2013

In light of the release of Windsor v the United States, Karl Laird analyzes the US Supreme Court’s reasoning, noting the Court still avoids the hard questions.   It took Justice Anthony Kennedy just 26 pages to give Edie Windsor what she had fought for since the death of her beloved wife Thea; the federal recognition […]

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Why Fisher v University of Texas is Irrelevant outside the US

Chris McConnachie 26th June 2013

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v University of Texas, released on Monday, has received much international attention.  As Claire Overman and Reva Siegel explain in their recent posts, the decision was not the end to race-based affirmative action in the US that many feared, nor was it the ringing endorsement of Grutter that […]

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