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The Role of the University in Post Colonial Societies-Justice Dikgang Moseneke (South African Constitutional Court)

24 May 2017 - St Anthony's College

Justice Dikgang Moseneke ended his term as Deputy Chief Justice on South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court in May 2016.  Justice Moseneke has led an extraordinary life. He was imprisoned on Robben Island at the age of 15 for seeking to bring about the end of the apartheid regime.  When he was released from prison ten […]

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A Better Future for Women at Work: Legal and Policy Strategies

18 May 2017 - Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

Despite numerous legal and policy interventions women continue to face significant disadvantage in both formal and informal work. The ILO report “Women at Work Trends – 2016” estimates that globally women earn approximately 77 per cent of men’s wages. At the current rate, pay equity between women and men will not be achieved before 2086.’ […]

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The Peace Process in Colombia-Justice Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa (Constitutional Court of Colombia)

10 May 2017 - Oxford Centre for Criminology

The 2016 peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas has entered the implementation phase. As the UN Security Council verifies the bilateral ceasefire and FARC’s disarmament, the Constitutional Court continues to review key aspects of the process, such as the nature of the peace agreement, its ratification, the mechanisms for its implementation […]

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Balanced Constitutionalism-Chintan Chandrachud (Quinn Emanuel)

03 May 2017 - Seminar Room F, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

“Balanced Constitutionalism” examines the promise of the “new model” of judicial review against its performance in practice – by comparing judicial review under the Human Rights Act, 1998 (UK) to an exemplar of the old model of judicial review, the Indian Constitution. Based on a thorough analysis of judicial decisions and legislative responses in both […]

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Fostering A Community of Human Rights Scholars: Graduate Student Workshop

25 Apr 2017 - Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

Venue: Harold Lee Boardroom, Pembroke College Date: April 25th, 2017 Time: 1pm-6pm The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased to announce its third workshop for human rights MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University. This half-day workshop will bring together and foster a network of graduate students and academics in various disciplines working in human […]

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Protecting Information in the Digital Age: A Discussion on the Protection of Official Data

21 Apr 2017 - Law Boardroom

On the 2nd February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled The Protection of Official Data. The paper suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official information. The aim is to ensure that the relevant legislation – including the Officials Secrets Acts – is keeping pace with the challenges of […]

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Equality and Human Rights in a Post-Brexit World-Rebecca Hilsenrath (Equality and Human Rights Commission)

28 Feb 2017 - Seminar Room D, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

Britain has a proud heritage of valuing diversity and challenging intolerance. A powerful global influencer, we set the standard for equality and human rights and call out abuses overseas. But as Britain’s exit from the EU draws ever nearer, what will our future leadership role look like?  What are the risks to the protections we […]

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Great Legal Bake

22 Feb 2017 - Law Faculty, University of Oxford

  Everything’s always better with CAKE! Especially when it’s for Access to Justice!Here comes a great opportunity for those of you who enjoy baking and would like to help with legal assistance in our community. The Oxford Human Rights Hub and Oxford Pro Bono Publico will be taking part in the 2017 London Legal Trust Great Legal Bake on 22 February 2017 in order […]

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Litigating for Individual and Transformative Change-Joss Saunders and Niall Watson (Oxfam)

14 Feb 2017 - Seminar Room D, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

This seminar will consider practical aspects of strategic litigation from an NGO perspective, in different countries, through the lens of cases on the environmental and a gender justice.  The focus is on the strategy, and how the litigation fits into a wider campaigning context.  In particular the seminar will focus on  the importance of informed […]

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Immunities, Withdrawals from the International Criminal Court, and African Discontent: Reflections on an Impasse-Max du Plessis (KwaZulu-Natal)

10 Feb 2017 - White & Case Room, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

The interpretation by the International Criminal Court of the provisions of its Statute on personal immunities has been much criticised and is of course the subject of political controversy, in particular within the African Union and some of its members. That controversy has recently catalysed the withdrawal from the ICC by certain States, including South Africa.  Is there […]

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A Conversation on Brexit’s Impact on Human Rights-Alison Young, Paul Craig, Nick Barber and Timothy Endicott (Oxford)

31 Jan 2017 - Gulbenkian Theatre, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

Brexit and the recent High Court decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union have raised many challenging questions on the powers of the executive, the principal of Parliament sovereignty and the future  of human rights in the UK. For instance, is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty irrevocable? What would it mean […]

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The Challenge of Human Rights Advocacy-Professor Francesca Klug (LSE)

01 Dec 2016 - Room D, Law Faculty, Oxford University

What is distinctive about human rights  advocacy? Does framing an issue in human rights terms produce specific challenges? Does advocating for an ethical framework require us to think about our language, behavior and mode of campaigning? Can a scholar successfully combine advocacy and scholarship without fatally compromising both? Why  has human rights advocacy within the […]

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