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Oxford University Conference: Theories on Indirect Discrimination

admin 8th April 2016

On 17 and 18th March 2016, Dr Tarunabh Khaitan (OxHRH Research Associate and Oxford University) and Prof Hugh Collins (Oxford University) held an international conference at All Souls College and Wadham College on the theoretical foundations of the law of indirect discrimination. The rationale and justification for indirect discrimination law has long been contested because […]

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Equal Rights Trust-Solomon Islands – New Report Finds Traditions Must be Challenged to Address Inequality

admin 22nd January 2016

A new report published today by the Equal Rights Trust exposes the extent of discrimination and inequality experienced by groups including women; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay and bisexual persons; and persons living with HIV in Solomon Islands. Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands also concludes that a tendency for people to identify strongly […]

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Watch Now: UN Women – Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Panel

admin 23rd November 2015

On 18 November, OxHRH held a panel event for the recently released UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 Report ‘Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’. For the first time, OxHRH broadcast the panel live on Twitter, using the Periscope App. If you missed the event or the broadcast, you can now watch the recording in our […]

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Equal Rights Trust Publishes New Report on Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws

admin 24th September 2015

A report which focuses on the devastating impact of discriminatory nationality laws in Madagascar and Nepal has been published by the Equal Rights Trust highlighting how, in some countries with such laws, women are not able to pass on citizenship to their children and identifies the myriad problems that result from this. The report, My Children’s Future: Ending Discrimination in Nationality Laws also […]

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New Publication: Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law-Cases, Codes, Constitutions & Commentary by Oppenheimer, Foster & Han (Foundation Press).

admin 12th August 2015

This is a US-style “casebook” (textbook), which collects edited cases, codes, and constitutions, plus commentary from many scholars from across the globe, on critical issues of comparative equality ad anti-discrimination law. Each section begins with an examination of US law, followed by European law (EU, Council of Europe and individual states), followed by law from […]

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New Publication: 'Sexual Orientation and Rights' by Nicholas Bamforth (ed)

admin 27th July 2015

Debate about the rights of sexual minorities, whether individuals or members of same-sex couples, has become an important issue for legislatures and courts in many constitutional democracies. This volume ‘Sexual Orientation and Rights’ by Nicholas Bamforth (ed) (Ashgate, 2015) collects together some of the more significant writings in the debate, and reflects a variety of […]

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The Inaugural Bob Hepple Equality Award Celebrates Equal Rights Activists and Advances Support to their Cause

admin 21st July 2015

Last week the global equality community united as two equal rights activists Pragna Patel of UK women’s organisation Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and Mauro Cabral of Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) were given the inaugural Bob Hepple Equality Award. Established by the Equal Rights Trust, the award celebrates activists whose recognition so far has […]

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Professor Fredman Contributes to Major UN Women Report: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

admin 28th April 2015

On 27 April 2015 OxHRH Director, Professor Sandra Fredman and OxHRH Deputy Directors, Meghan Campbell and Laura Hilly attended the launch of UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 Report ‘Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’ ( the ‘Report’) in London. The Report was launched by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.  The launch was followed […]

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Event: Revenge Porn: The New Law

admin 15th April 2015

  Seminar April 23, 2015 3:30-6pm Attend if you want to: Hear a survivor tell her story of fighting to reclaim her dignity Learn about the new law criminalising revenge pornography Find out more about the operations of the new Revenge Porn Helpline Debate with experts about further legal reform Get involved in the next […]

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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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