Event archive

Event archive

Speaker Event – ‘Trump’s Policy on Jerusalem: Palestinian Options’ (Bonavero Institute of Human Rights)

01 Mar 2018 - MANSFIELD COLLEGE - SIR JOSEPH HOTUNG AUDITORIUM

Professor Rashid Khalidi will be discussing the impact of Trump’s policy on Jerusalem for Palestinians. Professor Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1970 and a D. Phil. from Oxford University in 1974, and has taught at the Lebanese University, the […]

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Learning Lessons from Litigators: Module 4-International Human Rights Law

28 Feb 2018 - Online

Strategic litigation has predominantly focused on domestic legal processes. By ratifying treaties and conventions that protect the right to education, many states have agreed to be held accountable on the international plane. The UN Special Rapporteurs and treaty bodies such as the Committee on the Convention of the Rights of the Child and the even […]

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Strategic Litigation in Practice: Workshop

14 Feb 2018 - Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford

This conference is being organised by Oxfam together with the University of Oxford Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Oxford Human Rights Hub and will bring together academics, legal practitioners, NGOs, community activists and funders to discuss some of the practical concerns, opportunities and challenges around using strategic litigation as a tool to achieve […]

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Civil or Administrative Enforcement of Anti-Discrimination Law: Why Donald Trump Will Fail in His Efforts to Sabotage Employment Discrimination Law – David Oppenheimer (Berkeley)

13 Feb 2018 - Gilly Leventis room, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford

In the debates over the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most contentious issues was the method that would be used to enforce the employment discrimination provision (Title VII). The big fight was over whether to have an administrative enforcement agency (the EEOC) with adjudicatory authority, and only limited appellate review by the courts, […]

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Kenya After the 2017 Election: What Next?

26 Jan 2018 - JJM Room, Rhodes House

In 2017, Kenya was plunged into uncertainty as the scheduled August election dragged on until October after the Supreme Court threw out the initial results. The court cited numerous irregularities and illegalities as the basis for their decision. In contrast to the original August run, more than half of eligible voters did not vote again […]

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Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

16 Jan 2018 - British Academy, London

In 2015, the world committed itself to an ambitious fifteen year programme to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions. In a crucial step forward, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make an explicit commitment to protect human rights. The relationship between binding human rights and the SDG agenda, however, remains contentious and underdeveloped. How […]

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Learning Lessons from Litigators: Module 3-Remedial Enforcement

12 Jan 2018 - ONLINE

***Sign up for Module 3 here*** In the first two modules of this series we considered the fundamental questions that need to be considered when making strategic use of the courts to enforce the right to education. We evaluated the risks and benefits of litigation as one of several avenues for holding the government and […]

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Learning Lessons for Litigators: Realising the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering-Module 2

24 Nov 2017 - Free Online Course

In this module of Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realising A Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering, we look more closely at the tactical issues that inform the decision when and how to use litigation: How do lawyers balance the interests of clients against the larger issues of transformative change? How can lawyers present the […]

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Delivering Justice in Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges – Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah (Chief Justice, Lahore High Court)

23 Nov 2017 - Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

The independence of Pakistan in 1947 from the British Raj left behind a colonial judicial legacy. In addition, the creation of an Islamic State brought with it its own interesting questions of judicial and constitutional interpretation. Justice Shah will focus on the challenges and opportunities that accompanied these transitions. Being a pioneer in issues relating […]

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The Cost of Discrimination – film screening

21 Nov 2017 - Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School

The Cost of Discrimination, an IranWire / Off-Centre Productions documentary film, tells the story of the consequences of discrimination in both Iran and South Africa. The film explores the parallels between the racial persecution under the apartheid system of South Africa which took place between 1948 and 1994, and the Iranian authorities’ continued persecution of […]

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The Legal Movement for Equal Rights for Transgender People in the US – Corey Stoughton (Advocacy Director, Liberty)

14 Nov 2017 - Gilly Leventis Seminar Room, Mansfield College

As transgender people have increasingly come out to demand full participation in public life, they have spurred a movement to ensure the law protects them from discrimination. In America, that movement has touched on many issues including equal access to health care, education, employment, military service, and protection from hate crime. During the Obama administration, […]

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Beyond Sentencing Inconsistency: Understanding India’s Death Penalty Crisis – Anup Surendranath (National Law University, Delhi)

07 Nov 2017 - Gilly Leventis Seminar Room, Mansfield College

The Supreme Court of India while upholding the constitutionality of the death penalty in Bachan Singh (1980) developed the ‘rarest of rare’ doctrine to guide sentencing judges and much of the scholarship since then has focused on ‘arbitrary outcomes’ in sentencing. This seminar, however, will evaluate the experience of administering the death penalty in the world’s […]

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