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Congratulations to the OxHRH Team Members of Being Appointed Clerks at the South African Constitutional Court

admin 6th July 2018

Congratulations to OxHRH Research Director Helen Taylor on her appointment as a law clerk at the South African Constitutional Court and to OxHRH Research Associate Sanya Samtani on her appointment as a foreign law clerk for Justice Nonkosi Mhlantla at the South African Constitutional Court! Helen will be clerking for Justice Froneman from January 2019, undertaking legal research and assisting […]

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Call for Papers Young Scholars Forum Melbourne Institute of Comparative Constitutional Law

admin 5th July 2018

The Melbourne Institute of Comparative Constitutional Law (Institute) is an initiative of the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law, which is the program funded by the Australian Research Council for 2017-2022 which will convene annually in Melbourne for five years. The Laureate Program is based at Melbourne Law School which is also home to a large group of comparative constitutional law scholars […]

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Just For Kids Law Releases Animation Series Explaining Strategic Litigation

Kira Allmann 3rd July 2018

The principal findings of Open Society Justice Initiative on Insights from Global Experience of Strategic Litigation Impacts state; ‘If the arsenal for defending human rights globally is made up of diverse swords and shields, one of the most effective – and controversial – is strategic humans rights litigation. Just for Kids law, a UK based […]

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Friday in Focus: Anne Lofaso

admin 29th June 2018

Anne Marie Lofaso, Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, is a research associate for the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog.  Although Professor Lofaso has been writing for OxHRBlog since 2015, she became involved with the blog in her current capacity in January 2016, when she was a Senior […]

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Latest Publications from the OxHRH Team and Associates

admin 28th June 2018

The OxHRH Publication Page is a dynamic teaching and research resource that showcases the latest human rights publications from our global network. The latest editions are: Shreya Atrey, ‘India: Indian Supreme Court and the Implementation of the UNCRPD’ in Anna Lawson and Lisa Waddington (eds) The UN CRPD in Practice: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Court […]

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Animated Films of UN Treaty Body Rights

admin 26th June 2018

In October 2017, Wired Video began work on a project for the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights for launch in Spring 2018. Although people have a vague idea that they have human rights, they seemed ignorant of the role of the Human Rights Treaties and Treaty Bodies that oblige governments to respect […]

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Friday in Focus-Rachel Wechsler

admin 22nd June 2018

Though I had only arrived at Oxford to commence my DPhil studies a month before, I jumped at the opportunity to become an Editor for the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog at the end of 2013.  I was excited to join and help grow this nascent but vibrant network of human rights scholars, practitioners, and […]

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The International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights Course: Human Rights, Investigation, Fact-Finding, Documenting and Montioring

admin 18th June 2018

The International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights (CIPDH-UNESCO) presents the second edition of its International Course on Human Rights. The central topic of this course will be: “Human Rights Investigation. Fact-finding, documenting and monitoring” and will be held at the UNESCO Observatory Villa Ocampo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 29 October to 2nd November 2018. This international course intends […]

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Friday in Focus: Tom Lowenthal

admin 15th June 2018

I am the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog’s Managing Editor and a DPhil candidate at Balliol College. Last year, I was co-chair of Oxford Pro Bono Publico. I am currently coach of the Oxford University team for the Price Media Law Moot.My DPhil is in the intersection of the fields of the human rights of […]

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OxHRH Awarded Funding Grant from the Sigrid Rausing Trust

admin 13th June 2018

The OxHRH has been awarded a competitive funding grant from The Sigrid Rausing Trust. Our guiding principle is that human rights are immeasurably strengthened by empowering diverse voices to share best practice and by connecting human rights lawyers and activists across the world. There is an enormous need for easily accessible, free online, top quality […]

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