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The Future Magna Carta: Dr Jaakko Kuosmanen to Speak at FutureFest

admin 10th March 2015

Dr Jaakko Kuosmanen, Coordinator of the Oxford Martin School Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and a Research Fellow at the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford will be part of an illustrious line-up of speakers this weekend participating in FutureFest. FutureFest is Nesta’s flagship weekend event of immersive experiences, compelling performances and […]

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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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Accountability for Corporate Human Rights Violations in Dictatorships and Civil Conflicts: The Argentine Model in Comparative Perspective

admin 29th October 2014

  6 November 2014, 6pm – Argentine Ambassador’s Residence 49 Belgrave Square London, SW1X 8QZ. Keynote Speaker: Horacio Verbitsky, President of CELS, co-editor of Cuentas Pendientes: An Argentine Model of Corporate Accountability   Panel Discussion with Argentine Practitioners Ana Oberlin, National Human Rights Secretariat Judith Konig, Bureau of Economic Research and Financial Analysis of the […]

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Public International Law Discussion Group: Whose Convention is it anyway? Addressing the facts and myths around the HRA

admin 14th October 2014

Public International Law Discussion Group Whose Convention is it anyway? Addressing the facts and myths around the Human Rights Act Speaker: Kirsty Brimelow QC, Doughty Street Chambers Venue: All Souls College The Old Library Date: October 23 The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. […]

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OPBP Completes Research for Legal Resources Centre on Submissions to the Marikana Commission

admin 7th October 2014

  OPBP has prepared comparative law research for Legal Resouces Centre (LRC), Johannesburg, to assist with making submissions before the Marikana Commission of Inquiry. The Marikana Commission was established to investigate the police shooting of striking workers at a mine run by Lonmin plc in South Africa. In proceedings before the Marikana Commission, the LRC […]

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Executive Powers of the President under the Sierra Leonean Constitution

Kate Mitchell 29th September 2014

Executive Powers of the President under the Sierra Leonean Constitution: Report to the Sierra Leone Constitutional Review Committee concerning Executive Appointments and Commissions (September 2014) This Report was prepared for the United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the Department for International Development (UK) and the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) for Sierra Leone. The report […]

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Register for the Human Rights for Future Generations: Post-2015 Conference

admin 24th September 2014

This conference is co-organised by the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations programme and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (University of Oslo) and is being held in Oxford. This two-day conference provides a forum for academics, practitioners and government representatives to evaluate the current debate and future shape of the post-2015 agenda from a human rights perspective. […]

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Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Human Rights Project

admin 19th September 2014

Oxford Human Rights Hub Associate Director Dr Nazila Ghanea Hercock in partnership with Georgetown University SFS-Q, Koc University and Qatar University is exploring the process of ratification and domestic effects of human rights treaties in the states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). There has been a recent trend […]

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New Publication: Independence Referendums: Who Should Vote and Who Should be Offered Citizenship?

admin 16th September 2014

In this EUDO CITIZENSHIP Forum Debate, several authors consider the interrelations between eligibility criteria for participation in independence referendum (that may result in the creation of a new independent state) and the determination of putative citizenship ab initio (on day one) of such a state. The kick-off contribution argues for resemblance of an independence referendum […]

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Do Human Rights Need a History?

admin 8th May 2014

On 12 May 2014, as part of a series of lectures entitled “Dilemmas of History in a Global Age,” Professor Lynn Hunt, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography, spoke on the interrelationship between history and human rights with a lecture entitled “Do Human Rights Need a History?“. Professor Sandra Fredman QC, Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British […]

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Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Eight Centuries After Runnymede

admin 1st May 2014

This year’s Annual Hands Lecture will be given by David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP . The lecture will be on on Wednesday 7th May at 5pm in the Examination Schools.  He will be speaking on “Human Rights and the Rule of Law.  Eight Centuries after Runnymede”.   David Boies has conducted […]

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