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UN Working Group Report and Microsite: Reimagining the world of work so it is equal for everyone

admin 3rd August 2020

The UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls has released a new report on Women’s Human Rights in the Changing World of Work and a microsite to increase accessibility. The report analyses the gender dimensions of major trends changing the world of work, including technological and demographic changes, accelerated globalization and the shift to sustainable […]

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Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence: Kimberley Brownlee (UBC)

admin 28th July 2020

  The Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence online series is welcoming Kimberley Brownlee (UBC) on Monday 3rd August, at 5pm (BST) to present her paper about homelessness and the right to a home. What a Home Does, co-authored with David Jenkins Analytic philosophy has largely neglected the topic of homelessness. The few notable exceptions, including work by Jeremy […]

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University of Oxford Law Faculty Student Zoom: ‘Anti-Blackness and Anti-Racism in Law: How Can Students Organise?’

admin 21st July 2020

Over the past several months, many people have sought to confront the scourge of systemic racism and racial injustice in our legal community. These collective efforts have invigorated discussions about how to pursue action and reforms at the University of Oxford. Common Ground published an open letter calling on the University to tackle systemic racism, […]

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Black Lives Matter and Forgotten Oppressions: Gender, patriarchy and the lack of safe space – 7pm BST 29 July (Zoom)

admin 21st July 2020

Reflecting on the movement since the tragic death of a Black man in Minnesota, we apply an intersectional lens to address wider, forgotten oppressions, including gender, patriarchy, diversity and inclusion. Black women’s experiences with state brutality and discrimination have been unheard and rendered invisible time after time. Whilst there can be no gender equality without racial equality, […]

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Race and Rights in the UK – Do Black Lives Matter Today?

admin 21st July 2020

This is an online event, you will receive the link to join the event on July 29th. You can sign up for the event here. The recent killing of George Floyd at the hands of US authorities has sparked a global outcry, with individuals and organisations demanding accountability and an end to the racial oppression […]

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Free Webinar: Human Trafficking and COVID-19: What Next? (14 July)

admin 7th July 2020

On Tuesday 14 July 2020 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is convening a webinar on the topic of ‘Human Trafficking and COVID-19: What Next?’. COVID-19 has impacted all areas of life and human trafficking is no exception. Early research and data indicate that COVID has a strong impact on the risks […]

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Research Assistant – Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

admin 7th July 2020

The research assistant will work under the supervision of Dr Katia Bianchini, Research Fellow, Max Planck for Social Anthropology (Advokatenweg 36, 06114 Halle (Saale), Germany; bianchini@eth.mpg.de). The post is fixed term from 1 September 2020 to 31 December 2020. Contract type: Service contract (Werkvertrag) Salary: negotiable Hours: 8/10 hours/week Workplace: home-based   Main task Support of empirical legal and socio-legal research […]

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Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology: PhD Position Opening

admin 18th June 2020

The Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology has a PhD opening, starting date 1 October 2020 (tbc). The position is offered within the Minerva Research Group “The Ethics of Exchange” which will focus on how the law’s boundaries are shaped in hospital ethics committees and decision-making processes in organ donation and […]

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OxHRHub Director Sandy Fredman and other Oxford fellows publish letter on Mandela and Rhodes Must Fall

admin 17th June 2020

  The Telegraph today published the following letter co-signed by OxHRHub Director and Oxford colleagues: Letters to the Editor, 17 June 2020 SIR – Our university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, makes two unwarranted claims (“Nelson Mandela would have opposed Rhodes Must Fall campaign”, report, June 12). First, she draws on Mandela’s words, seven years after […]

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