The Shifting Nature of Work and Its Implications-Justice Michael Walton (Industrial Court of New South Wales)

28 Apr 2015 - Senior Common Room, Oxford Law Faculty

Employment is a critical feature of modern society. The nature of employment determines not only the operation of the economy and economic and business prosperity but also determines the quality of individuals’ lives. In that respect, work is both an economic transaction and central to human life and dignity. Critically, it is also an important […]

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Human Smuggling Before the Supreme Court of Canada-Professor Catherine Dauvergne (UBC)

06 May 2015 - Oxford Law Faculty

This talk will explain the constitutional challenge to Canada’s human smuggling laws that was argued before the Supreme Court of Canada in February 2015.  The case asks whether Canada’s criminalization of human smuggling is unconstitutional because it can penalize individuals and groups who assist refugees in seeking international protection in Canada.  Catherine Dauvergne provided expert […]

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Human Rights After the Election – A Near Miss or Apocalypse Now!-Adam Wagner (One Crown Office Row)

12 May 2015 - Senior Common Room, Oxford Law Faculty

With the impending 2015 UK Election we are still waiting to find out if the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights are safe for now or under serious threat. Come and hear barrister and human rights campaigner Adam Wagner’s views on the future of human rights in the UK. This seminar is being co-hosted […]

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We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Lessons from US Black Feminism-Patricia Hill Collins (Maryland)

22 May 2015 - The Oxford Martin School

When it comes to feminism, anti-racism, and similar social justice projects, the true test lies less in how we celebrate victories, but rather in how we respond to defeat. In her talk, she sketches out three ideas or “lessons” culled from the rich tapestry of Black feminism in the U.S. that might inform contemporary social […]

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Book Launch: A Theory of Discrimination Law by Dr Tarunabh Khaitan

29 May 2015 - Rhodes House

OxHRH, alongside Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, is thrilled to launch OxHRH Associate Director Dr Tarunabh Khaitan’s book: A Theory of Discrimination Law. It doesn’t care if your boss fires you because you happen to be a Sagittarius. But a hiring policy that requires a college degree could land him in court. Discrimination law can be counter-intuitive and, […]

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