Event archive

Event archive

Equality and Human Rights in a Post-Brexit World-Rebecca Hilsenrath (Equality and Human Rights Commission)

28 Feb 2017 - Seminar Room D, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

Britain has a proud heritage of valuing diversity and challenging intolerance. A powerful global influencer, we set the standard for equality and human rights and call out abuses overseas. But as Britain’s exit from the EU draws ever nearer, what will our future leadership role look like?  What are the risks to the protections we […]

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Great Legal Bake

22 Feb 2017 - Law Faculty, University of Oxford

  Everything’s always better with CAKE! Especially when it’s for Access to Justice!Here comes a great opportunity for those of you who enjoy baking and would like to help with legal assistance in our community. The Oxford Human Rights Hub and Oxford Pro Bono Publico will be taking part in the 2017 London Legal Trust Great Legal Bake on 22 February 2017 in order […]

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Litigating for Individual and Transformative Change-Joss Saunders and Niall Watson (Oxfam)

14 Feb 2017 - Seminar Room D, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

This seminar will consider practical aspects of strategic litigation from an NGO perspective, in different countries, through the lens of cases on the environmental and a gender justice.  The focus is on the strategy, and how the litigation fits into a wider campaigning context.  In particular the seminar will focus on  the importance of informed […]

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Immunities, Withdrawals from the International Criminal Court, and African Discontent: Reflections on an Impasse-Max du Plessis (KwaZulu-Natal)

10 Feb 2017 - White & Case Room, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

The interpretation by the International Criminal Court of the provisions of its Statute on personal immunities has been much criticised and is of course the subject of political controversy, in particular within the African Union and some of its members. That controversy has recently catalysed the withdrawal from the ICC by certain States, including South Africa.  Is there […]

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A Conversation on Brexit’s Impact on Human Rights-Alison Young, Paul Craig, Nick Barber and Timothy Endicott (Oxford)

31 Jan 2017 - Gulbenkian Theatre, Law Faculty, University of Oxford

Brexit and the recent High Court decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union have raised many challenging questions on the powers of the executive, the principal of Parliament sovereignty and the future  of human rights in the UK. For instance, is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty irrevocable? What would it mean […]

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The Challenge of Human Rights Advocacy-Professor Francesca Klug (LSE)

01 Dec 2016 - Room D, Law Faculty, Oxford University

What is distinctive about human rights  advocacy? Does framing an issue in human rights terms produce specific challenges? Does advocating for an ethical framework require us to think about our language, behavior and mode of campaigning? Can a scholar successfully combine advocacy and scholarship without fatally compromising both? Why  has human rights advocacy within the […]

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Prisoners’ Voting Rights: The Constitutional and Policy Case for Compliance with the Judgment of the Strasbourg Court-Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC (UCL)

15 Nov 2016 - Room F, Law Faculty, Oxford University

The European Court of Human Rights, in the case of Hirst, has held that the UK’s blanket ban on prisoners’ voting offends Convention rights.  The previous Prime Minister said that prisoners voting makes him ‘physically sick’ and the House of Commons has passed a resolution in effect encouraging defiance of Strasbourg’s ruling. Apart from the […]

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The Historical Roots of the Equality Clause in the South African Constitution-Prof Shireen Hassim (University of Witwatersrand)

08 Nov 2016 - Seminar Room F

South Africa has taken centre stage in most accounts of the synergistic potential of law and politics: it is seen as a case which demonstrates that human rights can be made real, with the favourable combination of institutional and political conditions. Among these conditions, from a feminist perspective, are the inclusion of equality and socio-economic […]

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Public Interest Litigation and the Advancement of Constitutional Rights in India: An Appraisal-Dr Ashwani Kumar

17 Oct 2016 - Room D, Law Faculty, Oxford Law Faculty

Dr Ashwani Kumar examines the genesis of public interest litigation (PIL) and its contribution in the progressive enlargement of constitutional rights in India through an expansive interpretation of the Indian Constitution. The relaxation of procedural requirements and the rule of locus standi, the birth of the Court’s “epistolary jurisdiction” and the suo moto exercise of […]

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Access to Justice Foundation-Oxford Legal Walk

17 Oct 2016 - SAID Business School, Oxford

***Correction: the walk begins at the SAID Business School***   With the reduction in funds for legal aid and the increase in tribunal fees, access to justice remains illusory for many individuals in our own community. Oxford Legal Assistance, the Oxford Human Rights Hub and Oxford Pro Bono Publico are partnering with Access to Justice […]

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