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New Publication: Foundations of Indirect Discrimination (Hart, 2018)

admin 2nd February 2018

Indirect discrimination (or disparate impact) concerns the application of the same rule to everyone, even though that rule significantly disadvantages one particular group in society. Ever since its recognition by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1971, liberal democracies around the world have grappled with the puzzle that it can sometimes be unfair […]

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External

Center for Death and Society Conference 2018: The Politics of Death

admin 30th January 2018

Dates: 08-09 June 2018 Location: University of Bath, UK Over the last fifteen-years, first world popular culture’s interest in human mortality significantly expanded and death and dying achieved new levels of media attention. But what of death’s politics? Or the politics of dying and end-of-life? What role does political power play in everyday experiences of […]

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OxHRH

Friday in Focus: Laura Hilly

admin 26th January 2018

When I finished up my position as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Deputy Direction of the OxHRH in 2015, I remember reflecting on the A.A. Milne quote: ‘How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard’. But what I have found, over two years later, is that the intellectually enriching, inclusive […]

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Work, Human Rights, and Human Capabilities – Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL)

admin 18th January 2018

Oxford Labour Law Discussion Group seminar Professor Virginia Mantouvalou (University College London) Work, Human Rights and Human Capabilities Date and time: Monday 22 January 2018 at 12:30pm Venue: Brasenose College Tower Bursary, Oxford A sandwich lunch is provided   Abstract The meaning and content of the right to work is controversial, with some suggesting that it […]

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New Positions at the Centre for Law and Policy Research

admin 14th January 2018

Centre for Law and Policy Research (“CLPR”) is a not-for-profit trust based in Bengaluru. We are a team of young researchers and lawyers who are engaged with research into law, development of policy, advancing public interest in the constitution and the Supreme Court and in strategic impact litigation. Please visit our website to learn more […]

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OxHRH

Friday in Focus: Helen Taylor

admin 5th January 2018

I came to Oxford in 2013 to read for the BCL followed by the DPhil, with a particular interest in human rights and constitutional law. Faced with long reading lists and the cold isolation of the library, I was quickly drawn to the outward-looking and dynamic engagement with current human rights challenges that I observed […]

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Is the Era of Universal Human Rights Coming to an End (Conor Gearty, LSE)

admin 5th January 2018

Corin​ Redgrave​​ Memorial ​​Lecture ​​2018​ Conor ​Gearty​ Professor​ of ​​Human​ ​Rights ​​Law​ ​at ​​LSE​ Is​ The​​ Era​​ of​ ​Universal​​ Human ​​Rights​ Coming​ To​ ​An ​​End?​ Saturday​ 27 ​​January​​ 2018 ​​at ​​2​​p​.m. Conway​Hall,​​25​​ Red​ ​Lion​ ​Square,​​ London​​ WC1 R​​4RL The challenges that human rights face today have not come out of the blue. Rather they are the result of what from the human rights perspective are three systemic weaknesses in the architecture […]

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Joint

Applications Open for OxHRH-Rhodes University Fellowship

admin 3rd January 2018

Rhodes University Research Fellowship/ Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Fellowship Background The Rhodes University Research Fellowship/ Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Fellowship (‘the Fellowship’) is a partnership between the Faculty of Law at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa and the Oxford Human Rights Hub at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford (OxHRH), […]

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Happy Holidays and New Year from the OxHRH!

admin 20th December 2017

Our OxHRH activities have gathered momentum during this year of celebrating the fifth anniversary of the OxHRH. Michaelmas Term has been particularly productive with the culmination of several of our major initiatives. Chief among these has been the launch of our online course Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realising the Right to Education Through Public Interest […]

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OPBP

New OPBP Committee

admin 15th December 2017

Rishika Sahgal (Chair) Rishika is a candidate for the MPhil in Law at Magdalen College. She came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar from India and completed her BCL with distinction. Prior to the BCL, Rishika clerked with the Chief Justice of India. She obtained her undergraduate degree in law from National Law University Delhi, […]

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