Event archive

The Cost of Discrimination – film screening

21 Nov 2017 - Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School

The Cost of Discrimination, an IranWire / Off-Centre Productions documentary film, tells the story of the consequences of discrimination in both Iran and South Africa. The film explores the parallels between the racial persecution under the apartheid system of South Africa which took place between 1948 and 1994, and the Iranian authorities’ continued persecution of […]

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The Legal Movement for Equal Rights for Transgender People in the US – Corey Stoughton (Advocacy Director, Liberty)

14 Nov 2017 - Gilly Leventis Seminar Room, Mansfield College

As transgender people have increasingly come out to demand full participation in public life, they have spurred a movement to ensure the law protects them from discrimination. In America, that movement has touched on many issues including equal access to health care, education, employment, military service, and protection from hate crime. During the Obama administration, […]

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Beyond Sentencing Inconsistency: Understanding India’s Death Penalty Crisis – Anup Surendranath (National Law University, Delhi)

07 Nov 2017 - Gilly Leventis Seminar Room, Mansfield College

The Supreme Court of India while upholding the constitutionality of the death penalty in Bachan Singh (1980) developed the ‘rarest of rare’ doctrine to guide sentencing judges and much of the scholarship since then has focused on ‘arbitrary outcomes’ in sentencing. This seminar, however, will evaluate the experience of administering the death penalty in the world’s […]

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Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realising the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering

25 Oct 2017

The Oxford Human Rights Hub in partnership with the Open Society Foundations to create a free online resource Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realizing the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering for anyone engaged in campaigning, advocating or litigating for the right to education, especially in the context of privatization of education, on the potential […]

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Beyond Human Rights: Rethinking Gender Equality in Law and Politics

19 Oct 2017 - Universidad de Los Andes

‘Beyond Human Rights? Rethinking Gender Equality In Law And Politics’, an international conference is hosted by Escola de Direito de São Paulo da FGV, Brazil; Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University, United Kingdom; School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, and will be held at the Universidad […]

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