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.

OPBP Announces Internship Awards

Arushi Garg 23rd June 2015

Oxford Pro Bono Publico extends its heartfelt congratulations to the internship grant recipients for the year 2014-2015. All of them have demonstrated exceptional commitment to pro bono legal work in the last year, and we are delighted to be able to encourage them in their endeavours. Ivo Gruev (International Criminal Court, the Hague, the Netherlands) […]

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OLA Public Law Moot

admin 14th May 2015

The fourth annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot took place on 9 May 2015 at the Oxford Law Faculty. The competition was open to undergraduates and postgraduates. The competition is organised by the Law Faculty’s Mooting Programme in conjunction with Oxford Legal Assistance (‘OLA’), the only pro bono organisation that is open to undergraduate […]

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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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