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.

National Council for Civil Liberties, YourRights Update

admin 22nd May 2009

A project undertaken by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the National Council for Civil Liberties (May 2009) The National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty) is a not-for-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom. It campaigns to protect human rights and civil liberties in Parliament and the wider community. Liberty informs members of the public about […]

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Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse

admin 20th November 2008

A comparative submission prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the United Nations Special Representative on Business and Human Rights (November 2008) OPBP prepared this submission to inform the mandate of Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the United Nations’ Secretary-General on business and human rights. It explores the obstacles victims of corporate human […]

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Legal Opinion on UK Legislation on Human Trafficking

admin 22nd January 2006

A submission prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ New Inquiry into Human Trafficking (January 2006) The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) decided in 2005-2006 to conduct an inquiry into the human rights of people trafficked into the United Kingdom. OPBP submitted an opinion to the Committee in […]

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Amendment to the Law on Criminal Procedure of Bosnia-Herzegovina

admin 24th December 2005

A research project produced by Oxford Pro Bono Publico to assist with the drafting of amendments to the Law on Criminal Procedure of Bosnia-Herzegovina (December 2005) This legal research was provided to Judge Malik Hadziomeragic, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and member of the Work Group tasked with […]

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International Human Rights Law Issues arising out of the Riots in Gujarat

admin 24th November 2005

A legal opinion produced by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for LC Associates (November 2005) This Opinion involved research into various international human rights law issues arising in relation to a suit filed in the Himmatnagar District Court by a victim of the riots perpetrated in Gujarat on 28 February 2002, claiming general and punitive damages against […]

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