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.

OLA and OxHRH Participates in Oxford Legal Walk

admin 26th October 2015

OxHRH had a great time participating in the Oxford Legal Walk with OLA and the Oxford Law Faculty on Monday! The walk coincides with the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and raises funds to ensure all people are able to access justice. For more info on the Access to Justice Foundation can be found […]

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OPBP Announces 2015 SAJAP Award Recipient

admin 10th September 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico expresses its heartiest congratulations to Michael Rhimes – this year’s recipient of the Southern African Judicial Assistance Project (SAJAP) award. Michael will clerk with the Namibian Supreme Court, providing legal research and supporting the judiciary in Namibia to facilitate the delivery of high quality, independent judgments. Michael has completed his BCL […]

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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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OLA Graudate Students Working on Access to Justice Issues

admin 14th August 2015

Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, eight graduate students from Oxford University have been assisting Turpin & Miller LLP in providing vital access to justice services. Students have been helping Turpin & Miller with preparing bail applications, providing crucial country research and visiting clients in detention centres. “Through my work with Turpin and Miller I had […]

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Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship awarded to Elena Butti

admin 21st July 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Samuel Pisar Travelling Fellowship in Human Rights – Elena Butti. Elena will undertake an internship at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), in Bogota, Colombia, where she will work in the reparations section providing advice on the complex reparations process in […]

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