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.

Freedom of Information in Relation to Private Companies

admin 19th May 2013

A comparative law research project prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Hungarian CivilLiberties Union The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), a leading human rights NGO, sought OPBP’s assistance in carrying out comparative research on the application of freedom of information (FOI) laws to state-owned companies in various jurisdictions. The Hungarian legal provisions on FOI […]

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Biometric Identification and Privacy

admin 17th February 2013

Comparative research prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Centre for Law and Policy Research, India (February 2013) This report was prepared to assist the Centre for Law and Policy Research in drafting a petition to the Supreme Court of India, challenging the constitutional validity of the Unique Identification Number (UID) scheme, otherwise known […]

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Comparative Hate Speech Law

admin 7th March 2012

Comparative Hate Speech Law: Research prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa (March 2012) Memorandum and Annexure prepared for the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa (LRC) to assist in the preparation of submissions in two hate speech cases to be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal: Herselman v […]

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