Capping Economic Inequalities

Last week, the UK Supreme Court in DA, DS and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions upheld a series of legal reforms that capped the level of benefits for lone parents, who are likely to be mothers, with young children under the age of 5. Lone parents with young children are forced […]


Brazilian Supreme Court Inquiry into ‘Fake News’ Violates Freedom of Speech

The Brazilian Supreme Court has begun a confidential inquiry, ex officio, to investigate alleged crimes against the honour of the Justices and ‘fake news’ about the Court. This inquiry is a part of a trend in which the Supreme Court has censored news reports relating corrupt conduct by its Justices and facilitated the confiscation of […]

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An Indian High Court Recognises Transgender Individuals’ Right to Marry

On April 22, 2019, in a significant decision for India’s transgender community, the Madras High Court in Tamil Nadu upheld the right of a trans-woman and a man to register their marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. What was so far only etched as an abstract right of gender self-determination through the NALSA judgment, […]

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**New** U of OxHRH J-Abortion, Reproductive Justice and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts

Catherine Albertyn, ‘Abortion, Reproductive Rights and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 88 Abstract Women’s ability to control their reproductive destiny and choose to terminate unwanted and unsupported pregnancies is a core measure of their substantive freedom and equality. Arguing for a substantive recognition of reproductive autonomy […]


Professor Mark Freedland, Associate of the Hub, has received the Bob Hepple Award for 2019

The Labour Law Research Network has announced that the recipients of the 2019 LLRN Bob Hepple Award for Lifetime Achievement in Labour Law are Professor Mark Freedland and Professor Ann Numhauser-Henning. They join Prof. Harry Arthurs, the late Prof. Bob Hepple, Prof. Katherine Stone, Prof Kazuo Sugeno, Prof. Manfred Weiss and Prof Silvana Sciarra as previous recipients of the Award. The goal of the Award […]


Call for Papers for the OxHRH Graduate Research Student Workshop

Venue: Harold Lee Boardroom, Pembroke College Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019 Time: 2-5pm The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased to announce its fifth workshop for human rights MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University. This half-day workshop will bring together and foster a network of graduate students and academics in various disciplines working in […]


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