Event archive

Event archive

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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The Historical Roots of the Equality Clause in the South African Constitution-Prof Shireen Hassim (University of Witwatersrand)

08 Nov 2016 - Seminar Room F

South Africa has taken centre stage in most accounts of the synergistic potential of law and politics: it is seen as a case which demonstrates that human rights can be made real, with the favourable combination of institutional and political conditions. Among these conditions, from a feminist perspective, are the inclusion of equality and socio-economic […]

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Realizing the Right to Health for the Most Disadvantaged-Dr Liz Curran (ANU)

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

How can we as a society ensure that people who are the most vulnerable or have little voice can avail themselves of the protection in law that befit civilised society? Empirical Studies in Australia (similar to the UK LSRC findings) reveal that the most excluded are likely to have multiple legal problems and least likely […]

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Human Trafficking: The rise (and fall?) of the Strasbourg case law-Prof Marie Benedicte Dembour

26 Oct 2016 - Oxford University

My book, When Humans Become Migrants: Study of the European Court of Human Rights with an Inter-American Counterpoint (OUP, 2015), revealed a subtle bias operating against the applicant in much of the Strasbourg migrant case law. However, the book did not examine the case law on human trafficking. So, do its findings also apply to […]

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Public Interest Litigation and the Advancement of Constitutional Rights in India: An Appraisal-Dr Ashwani Kumar

17 Oct 2016 - Room D, Law Faculty, Oxford Law Faculty

Dr Ashwani Kumar examines the genesis of public interest litigation (PIL) and its contribution in the progressive enlargement of constitutional rights in India through an expansive interpretation of the Indian Constitution. The relaxation of procedural requirements and the rule of locus standi, the birth of the Court’s “epistolary jurisdiction” and the suo moto exercise of […]

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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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OxHRH Webinar-The Right to Security: Securing Rights or Securitzing Rights? -Dr Liora Lazarus (Oxford University)

09 Jun 2016 - 13 Banbury Road, Oxford University

The OxHRH with the support of the Bertha Foundation, is pleased to continue it’s innovative webinar series with an exciting webinar from Associate Professor Dr Liora Lazarus (Oxford University) on the right to security. The webinar will focus on  the historical origins, philosophical foundations, legal protection, and political implications of the right to security.  It will show […]

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OxHRH Workshop for Graduate Research Students

03 Jun 2016 - Mary Hyde Eccles Room, Pembroke College

Oxford Human Rights Hub: Workshop for Human Rights MPhil and DPhil Students Venue: Mary Hyde Eccles Room, Pembroke College Date: June 3rd, 2016 Time: 2:30pm-6pm The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased to announce its second workshop for human rights MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University. This half-day workshop will bring together and foster […]

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Does the Autonomous Dignified Worker Have the Right To Engage in Civil Disobedience? -Prof Anne Lofaso (WVU)

13 May 2016 - W3, Hertford College, Oxford University

In a just workplace, one governed by rules, regulations, and laws that reflect the values of autonomy and dignity, workers have a voice in workplace decision making (have become part authors of their working lives) and are treated with dignity.   These autonomous dignified workers are better able to fulfill the needs and wants of themselves […]

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Different Logics for Different Grounds? Resisting Uniformity in the Interpretation and Application of Discrimination Law-Prof Colm O’Cinneide (UCL)

03 May 2016 - Seminar Room D

Discrimination law is a legal success story. It has put down roots in multiple legal systems, and its scope of application has expanded to cover multiple different grounds of discrimination and spheres of human activity. However, it still remains a source of controversy. Uncertainty persists as to its purpose and justification, as well as to how legal […]

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The Business and Human Rights debate : Lessons from the Bodo Community v Shell Litigation in the United Kingdom-Dan Leader (Leigh Day)

16 Feb 2016 - Seminar Room D, Law Faculty, Oxford University

Dan Leader is a barrister and Partner at Leigh Day with over 15 years litigation experience.  Leigh Day’s international department specialises in ground-breaking international human rights and environmental litigation with a particular focus on group actions by claimants from the developing world.   In the field of business and human rights, Leigh Day has successfully brought […]

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The Great Legal Bake

03 Feb 2016 - Law Faculty

What happens when CAKE confronts LAW? Here comes a great opportunity for those of you who enjoy baking and would like to help with legal assistance in our community:   The Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford Pro Bono Publico and Oxford Legal Assistance will be taking part in the 2016 London Legal Trust Great Legal Bake on 3 February 2016 in order to raise money for […]

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