Event archive

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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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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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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Prisoners’ Voting Rights: The Constitutional and Policy Case for Compliance with the Judgment of the Strasbourg Court-Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC (UCL)

15 Nov 2016 - Room F, Law Faculty, Oxford University

The European Court of Human Rights, in the case of Hirst, has held that the UK’s blanket ban on prisoners’ voting offends Convention rights.  The previous Prime Minister said that prisoners voting makes him ‘physically sick’ and the House of Commons has passed a resolution in effect encouraging defiance of Strasbourg’s ruling. Apart from the […]

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Access to Justice Foundation-Oxford Legal Walk

17 Oct 2016 - SAID Business School, Oxford

***Correction: the walk begins at the SAID Business School***   With the reduction in funds for legal aid and the increase in tribunal fees, access to justice remains illusory for many individuals in our own community. Oxford Legal Assistance, the Oxford Human Rights Hub and Oxford Pro Bono Publico are partnering with Access to Justice […]

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