Event archive

Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)

05 Jun 2017 - Danson Room Trinity College

In partnership with The Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government, the OxHRH has organised a panel discussion of Professor Alison Young’s new book, “Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution”. The book will be discussed by Paul Craig (Oxford), Michael Gordon (Liverpool) and Hayley Hooper (Cambridge), with response to follow from Alison Young.   […]

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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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