Event archive

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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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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