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Learning Lessons for Litigators: Realising the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering-Module 2

24 Nov 2017 - Free Online Course

In this module of Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realising A Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering, we look more closely at the tactical issues that inform the decision when and how to use litigation: How do lawyers balance the interests of clients against the larger issues of transformative change? How can lawyers present the […]

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Delivering Justice in Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges – Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah (Chief Justice, Lahore High Court)

23 Nov 2017 - Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

The independence of Pakistan in 1947 from the British Raj left behind a colonial judicial legacy. In addition, the creation of an Islamic State brought with it its own interesting questions of judicial and constitutional interpretation. Justice Shah will focus on the challenges and opportunities that accompanied these transitions. Being a pioneer in issues relating […]

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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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