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.

REDRESS Publishes Report on Victim Participation in Domestic Proceedings with OPBP's Assistance

admin 29th August 2015

Human rights NGO REDRESS has published a new report on victim participation in criminal proceedings relating to international crimes (‘the Report’). This is a comprehensive document juxtaposing the victim’s right to participate in such proceedings across 22 different jurisdictions. Research for this project was conducted in two phases. The first phase involved desk-based research of […]

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Adopts Guidelines, Acknowledges OPBP’S Contribution

Zachary Vermeer 5th May 2015

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has highlighted the contribution of OPBP’s research to the preparation of its draft document providing basic principles and guidelines to member States. The Working Group, led by Special Rapporteur Mads Andenas, has been working since 2012 to provide a framework document for states on the legal principles governing […]

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OPBP Makes Submissions to REDRESS on Victim Participation in Criminal Procedures

Arushi Garg 18th April 2015

OPBP has prepared comparative law research for REDRESS on victim participation in criminal procedures. REDRESS intends to rely on this research to develop recommendations and/or a model legal framework for victim participation in judicial mechanisms for the prosecution of international crimes. The Report analyses the law in nine different jurisdictions, providing summary conclusions separately for common law […]

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Arbitrary Detention Project

admin 7th May 2014

Remedies and Procedures on the Right of Anyone Deprived of his or her Liberty by Arrest or Detention to Bring Proceedings before a Court: A Comparative and Analytical Review of State Practice (April 2014) This report was prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, and analyses the domestic law of 21 jurisdictions (as […]

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Comparative Hate Crime Research Report

admin 1st May 2014

A comparative analysis of hate crime laws prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (April 2014) This report analyses specific questions regarding the application of hate crime laws to offences the victims of which belong to majority or advantaged groups in society. The report covers nine jurisdictions: Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, […]

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