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Strategic Litigation in Practice: Workshop

14 Feb 2018 - Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford

This conference is being organised by Oxfam together with the University of Oxford Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Oxford Human Rights Hub and will bring together academics, legal practitioners, NGOs, community activists and funders to discuss some of the practical concerns, opportunities and challenges around using strategic litigation as a tool to achieve […]

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Civil or Administrative Enforcement of Anti-Discrimination Law: Why Donald Trump Will Fail in His Efforts to Sabotage Employment Discrimination Law – David Oppenheimer (Berkeley)

13 Feb 2018 - Gilly Leventis room, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford

In the debates over the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most contentious issues was the method that would be used to enforce the employment discrimination provision (Title VII). The big fight was over whether to have an administrative enforcement agency (the EEOC) with adjudicatory authority, and only limited appellate review by the courts, […]

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Kenya After the 2017 Election: What Next?

26 Jan 2018 - JJM Room, Rhodes House

In 2017, Kenya was plunged into uncertainty as the scheduled August election dragged on until October after the Supreme Court threw out the initial results. The court cited numerous irregularities and illegalities as the basis for their decision. In contrast to the original August run, more than half of eligible voters did not vote again […]

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Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

16 Jan 2018 - British Academy, London

In 2015, the world committed itself to an ambitious fifteen year programme to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions. In a crucial step forward, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make an explicit commitment to protect human rights. The relationship between binding human rights and the SDG agenda, however, remains contentious and underdeveloped. How […]

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Learning Lessons from Litigators: Module 3-Remedial Enforcement

12 Jan 2018 - ONLINE

***Sign up for Module 3 here*** In the first two modules of this series we considered the fundamental questions that need to be considered when making strategic use of the courts to enforce the right to education. We evaluated the risks and benefits of litigation as one of several avenues for holding the government and […]

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