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.

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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OPBP Completes Research for the League of Human Rights

Arushi Garg 30th March 2015

OPBP Completes Research for League of Human Rights for a submission to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Dubská and Krejzová v. the Czech Republic OPBP has prepared comparative law research on legal regulation of home birth for League of Human Rights (LHR), the Czech Republic, to assist with the […]

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OPBP makes Submission to House of Commons Committee on the Human Rights of Non-nationals under ‘A New Magna Carta’

Zachary Vermeer 11th January 2015

On 1 January 2015, Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) made a submission to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons in response to its consultation on ‘A New Magna Carta?’, a report considering the possibility of codifying the UK Constitution, and the potential contents of such a reformed Constitution. OPBP’s submission […]

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