Sandra Fredman

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Sandra Fredman FBA QC (hon) is the Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA at Oxford University. She is Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town and a fellow of Pembroke College Oxford. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005 and was made an Honorary Queen’s Counsel in 2012. She has written and published widely on anti-discrimination law, human rights law and labour law, with a specific focus on gender and socio-economic rights.

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Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Colm O’Cinneide

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Colm O’Cinneide

Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some ...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in ...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Edwin Cameron

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Edwin Cameron

This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in ...
Uber and Out: Yet Another Victory for the Rights of Uber Drivers

Uber and Out: Yet Another Victory for the Rights of Uber Drivers

In the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) last week, Uber lost the latest case brought against it by its drivers. Across the world, a succession of lawsuits have sought to argue, usually with success, that Uber’s drivers are able to ...
Miller: A Vital Reaffirmation of Parliamentary Sovereignty

Miller: A Vital Reaffirmation of Parliamentary Sovereignty

In a ringing defence of the power of Parliament against the executive, the Supreme Court today held that the decision to trigger the process of leaving the EU cannot be taken by the executive alone. Withdrawal from the EU makes a ...
The Least Dangerous Branch: Whose Role is it to Protect Parliamentary Sovereignty? Miller and the Human Rights Implications of Brexit

The Least Dangerous Branch: Whose Role is it to Protect Parliamentary Sovereignty? Miller and the Human Rights Implications of Brexit

One of the extraordinary outcomes of the Brexit referendum has been the insistence that the Government is entitled to exercise its powers in relation to the Brexit process without involving Parliament. In a constitution whose central ...
Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Employment Minister Priti Patel recently likened women campaigning to leave the EU to the Suffragettes. “Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragette movement did not fight for the right to vote to see those decisions surrendered to the ...
In Memory of Bob Hepple

In Memory of Bob Hepple

It is with a heavy heart that I write to say farewell to Bob Hepple, who died in the early hours of Friday 21st August. There will be time for comprehensive reflections on Bob’s life and work. Here, I want to pay tribute of a very ...
Reversing Roles: Bringing men into the frame

Reversing Roles: Bringing men into the frame

On Tuesday 12 March, the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) turns its attention to the ‘equal sharing of responsibilities between men and women’. In anticipation of these discussions, Professor ...