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Referrals to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights: What Questions are Serious Enough?-Prof Fiona de Londras (Durham)

03 Feb 2015 - White and Case Room, Oxford Law Faculty

Decisions of a chamber of the European Court of Human Rights can be referred by either party for reconsideration by the Grand Chamber. These referral applications are then decided upon by a panel of five judges, which decides whether they raise sufficiently ‘serious’ questions for the Grand Chamber to be convened. The process and principles […]

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The Right to Education in South Africa: The Challenges of Remedies and Enforcement

08 Dec 2014 - Law Boardroom, Oxford Faculty of Law

The OxHRH in partnership with the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations Programme is pleased to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10 by participating in The Law Society’s Human Rights Week series of lectures and seminars to celebrate human rights. We were delighted to host Cameron McConnachie and Jason Brickhill from the Legal Resource Centre […]

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Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of the Impact of Human Rights -Prof Paul Hunt (Essex)

02 Dec 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

In 2011, Professor Paul Hunt (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, 2002-2008) was asked by Dr. Flavia Bustreo (Assistant Director-General, WHO) to lead a project on the evidence of impact of human rights on aspects of women’s and children’s health. A multi-disciplinary Steering Group was established, including Dr Francisco Songane, former Minister of […]

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Women's and Children's Health: Evidence of the Impact of Human Rights -Prof Paul Hunt (Essex)

02 Dec 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

In 2011, Professor Paul Hunt (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, 2002-2008) was asked by Dr. Flavia Bustreo (Assistant Director-General, WHO) to lead a project on the evidence of impact of human rights on aspects of women’s and children’s health. A multi-disciplinary Steering Group was established, including Dr Francisco Songane, former Minister of […]

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Sexuality, Sexism and Sexual Violence in the Law: a Transatlantic Perspective

18 Nov 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

Our society faces multiple challenges in how we treat sexual boundaries and sexual violence against women, from Title IX and campus sexual assault, to regulating internet pornography, to new trends of cyber-bullying and revenge porn. Dr Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner of McAllister Olivarius, represents women on the receiving end of bad treatment in these areas […]

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Gender, Race and Poverty: Addressing Multiple Identities Through Law

14 Nov 2014 - FGV Direito São Paulo, Brazil

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is delighted to be a part of the ‘Gender, Race and Poverty: Addressing Multiple Identities Through Law’ workshop, from 12th -14th November, 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil. This international workshop is the results of collaborative efforts between FGV Direito SP, the Oxford Human Rights Hub at the University of Oxford […]

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Exploring the Relationship between Identities and Judging

04 Nov 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

Justice Mokgoro discussed the role of intersectional identities in the judicial decision making process. She drew on her personal experiences as the South African Constitutional Courts first female, black judge to highlight the pervasive role that identity plays in the process of judging, and gave an insight into the nuances of a judge’s use of identity and […]

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Recent British Court Decisions on the Death Penalty: Letting the British Government off the Noose? -Reader Jon Yorke (BCU)

21 Oct 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

Recent British court decisions have considered the UK export of chemical substances used for lethal injection in the United States, the FCO blanket ban on providing financial assistance for British nationals facing the death penalty abroad, and the acquiescence of British security services in apprehending terrorist suspects in foreign jurisdictions who will face capital charges. […]

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OxHRH Welcome Drinks

07 Oct 2014 - Pembroke College, Oxford

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is getting ready to embark on another busy academic year, connecting human rights academics, practitioners and policy-makers all over the world through our blog, seminar series, conferences and pro bono activities. These activities mean we have an established worldwide presence. But one of our main aims is to foster a connected and vibrant community of human rights law here […]

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OxHRH Seminar Series: Summer Hiatus

13 Aug 2014

The Oxford Human Rights Hub Seminar Series is on summer hiatus and will be recommencing in October 2014.   In the meantime, please take a look at audio and photo coverage of this year’s expert speakers:   22nd November 2013 “Measuring Restrictions on Freedom of Religion or Belief” (photos) Dr Brian J. Grim, Senior Researcher and […]

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Can Courts Review National Security?

09 Jun 2014 - Dr David Scharia (Coordinator, Legal and Criminal Justice Group, Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate of the United Nations Security Council.), 1pm Law Boardroom, Oxford Faculty of Law

On 9th June, Dr. David Scharia gave a talk to OxHRH members on whether courts could review national security. In recent years, countries around the world introduced numerous national security programs and military campaigns. Yet, very few of these measures, despite the complex legal questions they raise have been the subject of rigorous judicial review, […]

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