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Special Blog Series: Supreme Court of Kenya’s Historic Judgment Nullifying the 2017 Presidential Election

admin 18th October 2017

At the beginning of September, the Kenyan Supreme Court ruled that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the official election body in Kenya, had failed to conduct the 8 August 2017 Presidential election in accordance with the law, as there were irregularities and illegalities committed that affected the integrity of the election. It therefore […]

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Event: Decolonisation and Human Rights-A Forgotten Story?

admin 18th November 2016

Steven L.B. Jensen’s book, The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values, argues that historians of human rights have ignored the role of countries in the Global South in driving the development of human rights, especially in the 1960s.  His book has sparked important discussions amongst those interested […]

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Oxford Lawyers Against Poverty: Brexit-Legal Challenges and Opportunities

admin 27th October 2016

Oxford Lawyers Against Poverty is an initiative set up by Legal Professionals and Students interested in the link between the rule of law and poverty in the developing world and how lawyers can make a positive contribution to the alleviation of poverty through legal channels. On November 9th at 6:30pm we will be holding Brexit: Legal Challenges and […]

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OxHRH Submission to the JCHR Now Published

admin 20th October 2016

Under the auspicies of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Sandra Fredman, Director of the OxHRH and Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA; Professor  Alan Bogg, Professor Labour Law; Alison Young, Professor of Public Law and Dr Meghan Campbell, Deputy-Director of the OxHRH and Weston Junior Research Fellow have […]

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Brexiting and Rights-Transitional Justice Institute

admin 22nd September 2016

On the 27 September, the Transitional Justice Institute(TJI, Ulster University) in partnership with the Committee on the Administration of Justice(CAJ) in association with the Equality Coalition and Research and Impact Ulster University will host a discussion seminar on the human rights and equality implications of the EU referendum held on the 23 June  in the MAC […]

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Brexit and Rights Seminar-Ulster University

admin 9th September 2016

Discussion seminar on the human rights and equality implications of the EU referendum Venue: The MAC Belfast, Metropolitan Arts Centre, 10 Exchange St, Belfast BT1 2LS Tuesday 27th September 9.30-1pm Partnership between the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University and the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) in association with the Equality Coalition Speakers: […]

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Advanced Perspective on Comparative Constitutional Law Workshop

admin 9th June 2016

Advanced Perspectives on Comparative Constitutional Law Researchers, PostDocs, PhD and Graduate students interested in Comparative Constitutional Law are welcome to participate in: Conversations with Margit Cohn, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law University of Trento 19-21 September 2016 This three-day seminar will bring together a small select number of young and established […]

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OxHRH Associate Dr Liora Lazarus Appointed to Advisory Board of Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

admin 14th April 2016

OxHRH Associate Dr Liora Lazarus has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the prestigious Max Planck Encyclopedia for Comparative Constitutional Law. It provides comprehensive and in context (historical, conceptual and regional) on wide-ranging issues related to constitutional issues.  In approximately 500–600 peer-reviewed entries, it will cover all areas of constitutional law from a comparative […]

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New Publication: Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law- (eds) Nicholas Barber, Paul Yowell and Richard Ekins

admin 10th March 2016

In Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law, leading public law scholars reflect on the nature and limits of the judicial role and its implications for human rights protection and democracy. The starting point for this reflection is Lord Sumption’s lecture, ‘The Limits of the Law’, which grounds a wide-ranging discussion of questions including […]

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Oxford University – Model United Nations Conference

admin 9th December 2015

Looking to expand your reach into current global human rights issues? Interested in the work of the UN? Join OxIMUN! Each year, the Oxford University United Nations Association hosts a Model United Nations Conference called OxIMUN. It is an incredible weekend filled with lively debate in UN format, and an excellent opportunity to tackle human […]

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McDonald Conference 2015 – ‘What’s Wrong With Rights’

admin 12th May 2015

Thursday 21 May to Friday 22 May, Christ Church, Oxford. More information here. How absolute are rights?  Should they always trump other moral considerations?  Does it help to distinguish statutory rights from natural ones?  Are rights necessarily bound up with radical individualism?  Can they do justice to the proper claims of the common good?  Should […]

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McDonald Conference 2015 – 'What's Wrong With Rights'

admin 12th May 2015

Thursday 21 May to Friday 22 May, Christ Church, Oxford. More information here. How absolute are rights?  Should they always trump other moral considerations?  Does it help to distinguish statutory rights from natural ones?  Are rights necessarily bound up with radical individualism?  Can they do justice to the proper claims of the common good?  Should […]

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