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.

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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Australian Equality Law Reform Paper

admin 24th January 2012

Submissions by Oxford Pro Bono Publico to the Attorney-General’s Department of Australia in response to its Discussion Paper on the consolidation of anti-discrimination laws (January 2012) On the 22nd of September 2011, the Attorney-General’s Department of Australia launched a public discussion paper inviting community views on the proposed consolidation of Australian anti-discrimination legislation. This OPBP […]

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Food Marketing and Advertising in the EU

admin 7th November 2011

The Marketing and Advertising of Food in the European Union – Regulatory Measures, Remedies for Consumers and an Analysis of Best Practices: A Report produced by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (November 2011) This OPBP report was prepared as a contribution to the work of […]

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The ECHR and Domestic Courts

admin 7th November 2011

Reconciling domestic superior courts with the ECHR and the ECtHR: A Comparative Perspective prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Commission on a Bill of Rights (November 2011) In March 2011, the UK Government set up the Commission on a Bill of Rights, mandated to investigate the creation of a UK Bill of Rights […]

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The Use of Secret Evidence in Judicial Proceedings

admin 24th October 2011

A comparative survey prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Joint Committee on Human Rights (October 2011) Secret evidence, or evidence that is relied upon by the court without disclosure to one of the parties, has been used with increasing frequency in the United Kingdom over the past decade. The use of such closed […]

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