Pro Bono

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) and Oxford Legal Assistance (OLA) are the two 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 and OLA.

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.  Further information on OLA can be found here.

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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OPBP December Round-Up

admin 15th December 2016

This Round-Up on the activities of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) for the past month marks some exciting news items and the introduction of fresh faces. OPBP is the Oxford Law Faculty’s award-winning pro bono research organisation, which engages graduate students with an interest in public interest law in the preparation of high-quality domestic, international and comparative […]

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