Pro Bono

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) is the flagship pro bono projects run by the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law. On this page you can find the projects produced by OPBP.

OPBP mobilises graduate students and Faculty members dedicated to promoting the principles and practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis. Through its projects, OPBP provides high-quality comparative and international law research to individuals and organisations around the world working pro bono on reports, expert opinions, amicus curiae briefs, policy submissions, and more. OPBP also runs an Internship Programme and organises and promotes public events which generate interest in and awareness of public interest law. 

You can read more about OPBP’s work here.

New OPBP Committee

admin 15th December 2017

Rishika Sahgal (Chair) Rishika is a candidate for the MPhil in Law at Magdalen College. She came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar from India and completed her BCL with distinction. Prior to the BCL, Rishika clerked with the Chief Justice of India. She obtained her undergraduate degree in law from National Law University Delhi, […]

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OPBP Project on the Rights of Uber Drivers

admin 28th October 2017

OPBP, partnered with the Social Law Project at the University of the Western Cape, has recently produced a report on the employment status of Uber drivers, to assist with ongoing litigation before the Labour Court in South Africa, between Uber South Africa Technology Services (SATS) and seven respondent former Uber drivers, who were subject to […]

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OPBP Report Supports Academic Scholarship

Meghan Campbell 26th May 2017

OPBP’s reports have had significant impact in court cases and now it is also having an impact on academic scholarship. OBPB has been cited in Brian Farrell’s new book, Habeus Corpus in International Law. OPBP prepared a report on the use of secret evidence in October 2011, in order to assist the Joint Committee on […]

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OPBP Report to Joint Committee on Human Rights on Human Rights in Times of Armed Conflict Now Available!

admin 27th April 2017

The written evidence which OPBP submitted to the Joint Committee on Human Rights has been published on the JCHR’s website. The Government has proposed a “presumption to derogate” from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in times of armed conflict, in order to protect British troops from vexatious claims. Our evidence offered a review, […]

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OPBP Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights

admin 19th April 2017

OPBP has recently made a submission to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights. The JCHR is scrutinising the Government’s proposed presumed derogation from the ECHR in times of armed conflict. The Government stated that this derogation was intended to protect its troops from vexatious legal claims arising out of military action. Given that […]

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