Torch Seminar Series: Fiction and Human Rights

admin 19th January 2017

This is an interdisciplinary symposium at which lawyers, literary scholars, philosophers and others discuss the relationship between the novel and conceptions of ‘dignity’ in legal theory and practice. This term they will be discussing the work of the renowned Haitian-American novelist, Edwidge Danticat, examining law and aesthetics in Ian McEwan’s The Children Act and exploring comic […]

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Seminars with Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Virtual Study Group

admin 18th January 2017

Participation in these workshops is open to all members of the Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Virtual Study Group, a group of legal scholars and activists from around the globe. Persons interested in joining the study group should contact Professor David Oppenheimer at   Tuesday January 31 at 8:00 am PST (16:00 GMT) […]

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OxHRH Releases New Mini Podcast Series RightsNow!

admin 17th January 2017

RightsUp #RightNow is a series of mini episodes in the RightsUp podcast series that explores current events dealing with human rights issues. On 11 January, members of a public bill committee in the UK parliament voted against an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill that would have made sex and relationship education compulsory […]

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Reflections from the Inaugural OxHRH-Rhodes University Fellow

admin 13th January 2017

In August 2016, the James Rooney (BCL, Oxford) travelled to Grahamstown, South Africa as the inaugural OxHRH-Rhodes University Fellow. This fellowship was created through a partnership of the  Faculty of Law at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, the OxHRH and the Legal Resource Centre, Grahamstown, South Africa (LRC). Here James Rooney reflects on his time […]

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New Publication: Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)

admin 12th January 2017

Professor Alison Young, OxHRH Associate and Professor of Public Law (University of Oxford) in Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution (OUP, 2017) provides a novel and complete normative account of democratic dialogue across a range of constitutional systems and examines the emerging dialogue between domestic courts and the European Court of Justice and European Court of […]

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OxHRH Seminars Available Online!

admin 22nd December 2016

During the end of year break, do check out the recordings from the OxHRH Seminars: The Historical Roots of the Equality Clause in the South African Constitution: Prof Shireen Hassim (University of Witswatersrand) gives a fascinating seminar refuting claims that the South African constitution is a colonialist document. She traces historical feminist documents to show […]

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