Event archive

Event archive

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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Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realising the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering

25 Oct 2017

The Oxford Human Rights Hub in partnership with the Open Society Foundations to create a free online resource Learning Lessons from Litigators: Realizing the Right to Education Through Public Interest Lawyering for anyone engaged in campaigning, advocating or litigating for the right to education, especially in the context of privatization of education, on the potential […]

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External

Beyond Human Rights: Rethinking Gender Equality in Law and Politics

19 Oct 2017 - Universidad de Los Andes

‘Beyond Human Rights? Rethinking Gender Equality In Law And Politics’, an international conference is hosted by Escola de Direito de São Paulo da FGV, Brazil; Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford University, United Kingdom; School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, and will be held at the Universidad […]

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Oxford Human Rights Hub – Welcome Event

13 Oct 2017 - Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School

The Oxford Human Rights Hub will be hosting a welcome event for all new students starting at the University of Oxford, where we will showcase the human rights work we do and explain what opportunities there are for getting involved. We warmly invite everyone interested in human rights to join us!

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BOOK LAUNCH: Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism – Barbara Havelková (Oxford)

10 Oct 2017 - Seminar Room F, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

We are delighted to be hosting the launch of Dr Barbara Havelková’s new book, “Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism” (Hart 2017). After a brief presentation by Dr Havelková, the book will be discussed by Professor Hugh Collins and Professor Judith Pallot. Lunch, including tea and coffee, will be provided. […]

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Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)

05 Jun 2017 - Danson Room Trinity College

In partnership with The Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government, the OxHRH has organised a panel discussion of Professor Alison Young’s new book, “Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution”. The book will be discussed by Paul Craig (Oxford), Michael Gordon (Liverpool) and Hayley Hooper (Cambridge), with response to follow from Alison Young.   […]

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The Role of the University in Post Colonial Societies-Justice Dikgang Moseneke (South African Constitutional Court)

24 May 2017 - St Anthony's College

Justice Dikgang Moseneke ended his term as Deputy Chief Justice on South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court in May 2016.  Justice Moseneke has led an extraordinary life. He was imprisoned on Robben Island at the age of 15 for seeking to bring about the end of the apartheid regime.  When he was released from prison ten […]

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A Better Future for Women at Work: Legal and Policy Strategies

18 May 2017 - Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

Despite numerous legal and policy interventions women continue to face significant disadvantage in both formal and informal work. The ILO report “Women at Work Trends – 2016” estimates that globally women earn approximately 77 per cent of men’s wages. At the current rate, pay equity between women and men will not be achieved before 2086.’ […]

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