Kira Allmann

Communications Director

Kira Allmann is the OxHRH Communications Director and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on digital inequality, exploring community-driven grassroots solutions to closing the digital divide. She leads several research projects, using ethnographic methods to study the role of community-owned internet networks, local digital skills training, and public internet access points in promoting digital inclusion. Kira is also a research partner of the Whose Knowledge? campaign, which works to center the knowledge of marginalized communities on the web. She completed her DPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic World) at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and also holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (University of Oxford) and a B.A. in Government and Linguistics (The College of William and Mary).

Content by Author

How Our Clicks Cost the Planet: The Internet, Climate Change, and Human Rights (with Michael Oghia)

How Our Clicks Cost the Planet: The Internet, Climate Change, and Human Rights (with Michael Oghia)

Covid-19 lockdowns worldwide have forced huge portions of our lives online, from education to work, with important human rights ramifications. But there's an argument to be made that the Covid-19 lockdown has been good for the ...
2019 Oxford Legal Walk

2019 Oxford Legal Walk

The Oxford Human Rights Hub will be participating in the Oxford Legal Walk this year! Join us walking on September 30, 2019, and make a donation to support legal aid. This 10k sponsored walk supports advice charities in Oxford; ...
Sexual Harassment at Work: Reflections on its Nature, Persistence and on the Changing Legal Landscape – Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

Sexual Harassment at Work: Reflections on its Nature, Persistence and on the Changing Legal Landscape – Prof Sandy Fredman and Dame Laura Cox

This joint conversation between Professor Sandra Fredman and Dame Laura Cox, moderated by Hon Judge Jennifer Eady is a joint OxHRH event in collaboration with the Association of Women Judges to celebrate 100 years of women lawyers.
Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (with Sandra Fredman)

Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (with Sandra Fredman)

The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. They aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. The goals provide policy objectives for countries to aspire to meet over a number ...
Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty stands in the way of people enjoying many of their basic human rights and it can also be the product of violations of certain rights, like the ...
Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

In September 2015, the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, have made an overt commitment to human rights as ...
Female Genital Mutilation as a Question of Gender Equality (with Brenda Kelly)

Female Genital Mutilation as a Question of Gender Equality (with Brenda Kelly)

New Podcast: One of the targets under UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 is to eliminate all harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation, or FGM. In this episode, we talk with Dr Brenda Kelly, a consultant obstetrician at the Oxford Rose Clinic, which specialises in treating patients with FGM.
Just For Kids Law Releases Animation Series Explaining Strategic Litigation

Just For Kids Law Releases Animation Series Explaining Strategic Litigation

The principal findings of Open Society Justice Initiative on Insights from Global Experience of Strategic Litigation Impacts state; ‘If the arsenal for defending human rights globally is made up of diverse swords and shields, one of ...
Disability Law Essay Prize-Giving Ceremony and Panel Discussion

Disability Law Essay Prize-Giving Ceremony and Panel Discussion

How should the law protect against discrimination at the intersection of disability and other protected characteristics, including gender? What: Come and listen to our panellists discuss how the law should protect against ...
A Theatre of Death: Challenging the Death Penalty in India (with Anup Surendranath)

A Theatre of Death: Challenging the Death Penalty in India (with Anup Surendranath)

The death penalty was written into the colonial penal code in India when the country was under British direct rule, and it stayed on the books after independence. Today India remains a ‘retentionist’ country – meaning that it retains ...
Book Colloquium: Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered

Book Colloquium: Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered

Book colloquium: Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered. Conceptual Limits and States' Positive Obligations in European Law(Cambridge University Press, 2017) PROGRAMME 17.00 - 17.15: Presentation of the book, Dr. Vladislava ...
Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. These are the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to be realised by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals replace