Meghan Campbell

Deputy-Director

Meghan Campbell is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Deputy-Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. Her monograph Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (Hart, 2018) was one of two shortlisted for the Socio-Legal Scholars Association Early Career Research Prize-2019.

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The Mirage of Accountability: Overseas Development Aid and the Law

The Mirage of Accountability: Overseas Development Aid and the Law

The cutting of overseas development aid (ODA) from the globally recognised standard of 0.7 percent gross national income (GNI) to 0.5 percent GNI has made headline news and many are grappling with the negative consequences of the ...
The Employment Status of Uber Drivers A Comparative Report Prepared for the Social Law Project, University of the Western Cape

The Employment Status of Uber Drivers A Comparative Report Prepared for the Social Law Project, University of the Western Cape

Capping Economic Inequalities

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 ...
‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

The institutional design of the UN inquiry procedure means that human rights abusers do not go unchallenged because of costs or technical legal rules.
Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

The virtues of education are uncontested. It is a multiplier right, it creates an empowered workforce and citizens, and perhaps most important, it leads to personal development and fulfilment. The Millennium Development Goals proudly ...
A New Ground Of Discrimination: Rural Remoteness?

A New Ground Of Discrimination: Rural Remoteness?

The latest intended use of the notwithstanding clause in Good Spirit School Division v Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 212 and The Government of Saskatchewan on the public funding of non-Catholic students
Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

In the last few years, the UK has been relentlessly pursuing austerity measures and drastically reducing welfare expenditure. Today, as part of this trend, the government has restricted access to child benefits. Families who have a ...
Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective

Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective

Despite a renewed global commitment to reduce extreme poverty and achieve gender equality, women throughout the world continue to disproportionately live in poverty. While the causes of women’s poverty are complex and inter-locking, ...
L’interdiction au Maroc de rompre le jeune pendant le Ramadan est contraire aux obligations internationales des droits de l’homme de ce pays

L’interdiction au Maroc de rompre le jeune pendant le Ramadan est contraire aux obligations internationales des droits de l’homme de ce pays

Ce jeudi 16 juin 2016 d’après ce qui à été publié par le journal Marocain TelQuel, deux hommes ont été condamné à de la prison pour avoir rompu en publique le jeûne religieux durant le mois sacré du Ramadan. Les deux hommes ont été ...
Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Despite a proposal by four prominent House of Commons Committees and various professional organisations, the Minister of Education announced on February 11, 2016 that age-appropriate sex and relationship education, including discussion
Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

In its last session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) released its thirty-third General Recommendation on women’s access to justice. This blog has detailed the developments around the ...
The Future of Human Rights in the UK

The Future of Human Rights in the UK

Adam Wagner (One Crown Office Row and founder of RightsInfo.org) gave a very timely seminar on 12 May 2015 for the OxHRH and the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations Programme on the future of human rights in the UK