Event archive

Accounting for Rights in EU Counter-Terrorism

05 Jun 2014 - Professor Fiona de Londras (Durham) 1pm Senior Common Room, Oxford Faculty of Law

On 5th June, Professor Fiona de Londras, from Durham Law School, gave a fascinating talk to the Oxford Human Rights Hub on the development of EU counter-terrorism measures. On 11 September 2001 the EU had no formal counter-terrorism law. Indeed, at that time even coordination in criminal justice generally speaking was contentious within the EU context. However, […]

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Comparative Equality Law – A View from the Bench

28 May 2014 - 9am, MacKesy Room, Pembroke College

On 28 May, Justice Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Baer of the German Federal Constitutional Court discussed how the concept of equality was dealt with in their respective jurisdictions. This seminar formed part of a series of lectures funded by the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectureship. Both judges drew upon high-profile cases to illustrate […]

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A Judicial Conversation on Identities and Judging

27 May 2014 - 5pm, Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College

On 27 May, Justice Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Baer of the German Constitutional Court discussed the role of intersectional identities in the judicial decision making process, as part of a series of lectures funded by the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecturership. Their fascinating exchange reflected similarities and differences between their jurisdictions, […]

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New Human Rights Challenges in Countering Terrorism: a Council of Europe Perspective

13 May 2014 - Ivan Koedjikov, Senior Common Room, Oxford Faculty of Law

The seminar looked into the changing faces of terrorism and explored the question, is it possible to perpetuate human rights while dealing with new terrorist threats? Or are we bound to face tomorrow’s challenges with yesterday’s tools, therefore accepting that at least occasionally, not only human beings but also human rights will fall victim to […]

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