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New Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee 2014-2015

admin 25th October 2014

OPBP is delighted to welcome the new OPBP Executive Committee for the 2014-2105 academic year: Chairperson: Zachary Vermeer Deputy Chair: Arushi Garg Treasurer: Michelle Kang Internship Coordinator: Yulia Ioffe Events and Liaison Officer: Victoria Miyandazi Communications Officer: Helen Taylor The 2013-2014 would like to thank everyone who supported the work of OPBP over the 2013-2014 […]

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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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Call for Applications: OPBP Executive Committee 2014-2015

Kate Mitchell 29th September 2014

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), the Oxford Law Faculty’s pro bono research organisation, is looking for graduate students with a passion for pro bono law to join the Executive Committee in the 2014-2015 academic year. OPBP prepares free, high quality, international and comparative law research for lawyers and organisations around the world on important public […]

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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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The Latest Developments from the Public Law Project

admin 11th September 2014

PLP is recruiting a trainee solicitor through the Justice First Fellowship; a scheme which has been established to help talented law students establish sustainable careers with a focus on access to justice. The Scheme has been established by The Legal Education Foundation, in partnership with other funding organisations in the social welfare law sector. The […]

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Oxford Pro Bono Publico Symposium: Public Interest Lawyering in the Twenty-First Century

Kate Mitchell 26th May 2014

On 24 May 2014, Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) hosted its inaugural symposium on ‘Public Interest Lawyering in the Twenty-First Century’. Fifty students, academics and practitioners gathered at Pembroke College, Oxford, to discuss the challenges facing pro bono and public interest lawyers today, as well as the impact of OPBP’s pro bono research over the […]

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Arbitrary Detention Project

admin 7th May 2014

Remedies and Procedures on the Right of Anyone Deprived of his or her Liberty by Arrest or Detention to Bring Proceedings before a Court: A Comparative and Analytical Review of State Practice (April 2014) This report was prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, and analyses the domestic law of 21 jurisdictions (as […]

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Comparative Hate Crime Research Report

admin 1st May 2014

A comparative analysis of hate crime laws prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (April 2014) This report analyses specific questions regarding the application of hate crime laws to offences the victims of which belong to majority or advantaged groups in society. The report covers nine jurisdictions: Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, […]

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SAJAP Receives Grant Support from the World Justice Project

admin 11th April 2014

The Southern African Judicial Assistance Project (SAJAP) between the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), University of Oxford and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU), University of Cape Town has been awarded a grant by the World Justice Project for supporting the national judges in the Southern African region. The grant enables one student each from University of Cape Town and […]

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Oxford Pro Bono Publico: 2013 Internship Fund Recipients

admin 20th March 2014

The following candidates were granted 2013 Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) Internship Fund awards to enable them to undertake an internship at a public interest organisation. Read about their experiences and the contribution they made to the important work of their host organisations below. Aman Aman – Section 27, Johannesburg, South Africa Aman began his […]

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OPBP assists ACLU on consultation report ‘Privacy Rights in the Digital Age’

admin 16th March 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a draft report for consultation, entitled ‘Privacy Rights in the Digital Age’, which drew on research work done by Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP). The report observes the development of communications technology and government capacity to intrude on privacy rights – and calls on the United Nations Human Rights Committee […]

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OPBP assists ACLU on consultation report 'Privacy Rights in the Digital Age'

admin 16th March 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a draft report for consultation, entitled ‘Privacy Rights in the Digital Age’, which drew on research work done by Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP). The report observes the development of communications technology and government capacity to intrude on privacy rights – and calls on the United Nations Human Rights Committee […]

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