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Friday in Focus: Chris McConnachie

admin 10th November 2017

I get a little jolt of excitement when I see the Oxford Human Rights Hub pop up in my inbox or Twitter feed. Between 2012 and 2013, I had the privilege of working under Sandy Fredman in launching and developing OxHRH. In those days, the website was still a prototype and updates could only be […]

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OPBP Publishes Report on Life Imprisonment

Olivia Flasch 5th September 2016

OPBP is delighted to publish a Report on the imposition of life sentences that well exceed the life expectancy of the convicted person. It contains a comparative analysis of nine jurisdictions, and asks four questions: 1) how is an individual sentenced in each jurisdiction, 2) what restrictions are there on sentencing to life imprisonment, 3) what are the […]

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OPBP Completes Report on Reparations and Remedies for Victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Olivia Flasch 29th January 2016

OPBP has recently completed a Report investigating the remedies and reparations for victims of sexual and gender based violence. The Report engages in a comparative study of nine jurisdictions by probing three broad questions: the forms of remedies and reparations awarded by judicial or non-judicial bodies, the formulation of these awards by the relevant bodies, […]

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New Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee 2015-2016

admin 17th November 2015

OPBP is delighted to welcome the newly appointed OPBP Executive Committee 2015-2016. The roles for this year are as follows: Chair: Ivo Gruev Deputy Chair: Ugo Raymond Ezeh Public Relations Officer: Olivia Flasch Treasurer: Ruoyu Li Internships Officers: Helen Taylor, Jacob Burnett Communications Officer: Louis Tranvanlieu We are confident that they will continue to drive […]

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OPBP Announces 2015 SAJAP Award Recipient

admin 10th September 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico expresses its heartiest congratulations to Michael Rhimes – this year’s recipient of the Southern African Judicial Assistance Project (SAJAP) award. Michael will clerk with the Namibian Supreme Court, providing legal research and supporting the judiciary in Namibia to facilitate the delivery of high quality, independent judgments. Michael has completed his BCL […]

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Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship awarded to Elena Butti

admin 21st July 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship in Human Rights – Elena Butti. Elena will undertake an internship at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), in Bogota, Colombia, where she will work in the reparations section providing advice on the complex reparations process in […]

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OPBP Announces Internship Awards

Arushi Garg 23rd June 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico extends its heartfelt congratulations to the internship grant recipients for the year 2014-2015. All of them have demonstrated exceptional commitment to pro bono legal work in the last year, and we are delighted to be able to encourage them in their endeavours. Ivo Gruev (International Criminal Court, the Hague, the Netherlands) […]

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Adopts Guidelines, Acknowledges OPBP’S Contribution

Zachary Vermeer 5th May 2015

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has highlighted the contribution of OPBP’s research to the preparation of its draft document providing basic principles and guidelines to member States. The Working Group, led by Special Rapporteur Mads Andenas, has been working since 2012 to provide a framework document for states on the legal principles governing […]

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OPBP Makes Submissions to REDRESS on Victim Participation in Criminal Procedures

Arushi Garg 18th April 2015

OPBP has prepared comparative law research for REDRESS on victim participation in criminal procedures. REDRESS intends to rely on this research to develop recommendations and/or a model legal framework for victim participation in judicial mechanisms for the prosecution of international crimes. The Report analyses the law in nine different jurisdictions, providing summary conclusions separately for common law […]

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OPBP Completes Research for the League of Human Rights

Arushi Garg 30th March 2015

OPBP Completes Research for League of Human Rights for a submission to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Dubská and Krejzová v. the Czech Republic OPBP has prepared comparative law research on legal regulation of home birth for League of Human Rights (LHR), the Czech Republic, to assist with the […]

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OPBP makes Submission to House of Commons Committee on the Human Rights of Non-nationals under ‘A New Magna Carta’

Zachary Vermeer 11th January 2015

On 1 January 2015, Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) made a submission to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons in response to its consultation on ‘A New Magna Carta?’, a report considering the possibility of codifying the UK Constitution, and the potential contents of such a reformed Constitution. OPBP’s submission […]

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