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Trinity Term E-Bulletin from the Oxford Human Rights Hub

admin 6th June 2017

The OxHRH has had an exciting and active Trinity Term. On May 18 and 19th, we hosted an international conference on A Better Future for Women at Work, in partnership with the International Labour Organization and the University of Kent The lively discussions, with speakers from many different parts of the world, moved beyond traditional […]

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A New Ground Of Discrimination: Rural Remoteness?

Meghan Campbell 5th June 2017

The latest intended use of the notwithstanding clause in Good Spirit School Division v Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 212 and The Government of Saskatchewan on the public funding of non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools raises intriguing questions on dialogue theory in Canada. Overlooked in the debates on education rights […]

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Preventing Torture

Nicholas Hardwick 2nd June 2017

  In March 2017, the School of Law at Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Bristol Human Rights Implementation Centre hosted a seminar for leading members of the United Nations body tasked with preventing torture, the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) and other international experts on torture prevention. Torture is not […]

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Post-Truth vs Law in Colombia: An Unstoppable Force and an Immoveable Object?

Alvaro Sanabria 30th May 2017

“Post-truth” politics has been a matter of political contention recently, but the discussion of the impact of post-truth politics on the rights of the voters and democracy as a whole has recently moved to the legal field in Colombia. Post-truth politics appeals to the emotion of the voters instead of persuading them with valid arguments, distorting […]

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Death Sentences in the Delhi Gang Rape Case: Brutality as Trumps

Amartya Kanjilal and Poornima Rajeshwar 29th May 2017

On 16th December 2012, a particularly disturbing case of gangrape and murder in New Delhi (‘the Delhi gangrape case’) set off massive nationwide protests.  Widespread discussions on sexual violence in India led to significant criminal law amendments, including, the introduction of death penalty for the repeat offence of rape and also for rape resulting in […]

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