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 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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Recruiting for the Oxford Pro Bono Publico Executive Committee

admin 19th October 2016

Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), the Oxford Law Faculty’s award-winning pro bono research organisation, is looking for graduate students with a passion for pro bono law to join the Executive Committee in the 2016-2017 academic year. OPBP prepares free, high quality, international and comparative law research for lawyers and organisations around the world on important public interest matters. OPBP also manages […]

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