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Protecting the Labour Rights and Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers – A Labour Regulation Approach

Guest Contributor 26th February 2013

By Professor Judy Fudge – Women who cross national borders in order to work in the households of other peoples’ families are very vulnerable to exploitation.Their precarious work situation is a function both of their precarious migrant status – typically they are admitted to the country in which they work on visas that tie their […]

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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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Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson

Guest Contributor 25th February 2013

By Hugh Tomlinson QC – Hacking, blagging and bribing were, for many years, standard journalistic techniques in parts of the British press.  Their exposure led to continuing police investigations, over 100 arrests, several criminal prosecutions and the Leveson inquiry.  These criminal techniques were accompanied by intrusion, bullying, inaccuracy and a range of other abuses by […]

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Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

Guest Contributor 24th February 2013

By Chelsea Purvis – The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the principle federal law addressing gender-based violence in the United States.  But for the first time since its enactment in 1994, VAWA’s reauthorization faces substantial opposition. In 1994 VAWA created a national framework for preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV), filling gaps in […]

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Stuck in Traffic?

Guest Contributor 22nd February 2013

By Professor Bridget Anderson – ‘Trafficking’ seems to extend the audience of those engaged with the human rights of migrants. Even those who are not usually sympathetic to the plight of undocumented migrants can engage with the plight of ‘victims of trafficking’ and respond to calls for their protection. Trafficking also seems to offer a rare patch […]

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