Event archive

Event archive

Politics of laïcité in France : The republican project under pressure (2004-2015)-Dr Stephanie Hennette Vauchez (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

02 Feb 2016 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty, Oxford University

Over the past decade, the legal principle of laïcité [secularism] has undergone radical changes. Initially a principle that guaranteed individual religious freedom and generated obligations of neutrality for public authorities only, it has evolved into a legal ground for curtailing the former and generating the latter for private individuals as well. Hence the multiplication of […]

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Religion and Human Rights

26 Jan 2016 - Seminar Room F, Law Faculty, Oxford University

John Bowers QC will discuss European human rights law and freedom of religion. The scope of what is a religion will be addressed. He will examine the effect of freedom of religion as a qualified right. He will consider decided cases on these issues:  wearing religious insignia, rights to circumcise, banning of ritual slaughter, Sabbath […]

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OxHRH Webinar-Counter-Terrorism and Security in Europe after the Paris Attacks-Prof Fiona de Londras (Birmingham)

22 Jan 2016 - Oxford University

The OxHRH Webinar is archived and now available to view here! The OxHRH with the support of the Bertha Foundation, is pleased to continue it’s innovative webinar series with an exciting webinar from Professor Fiona de Londras (University of Birmingham) on the security responses to the Paris Attacks in November 2015. The attacks in Paris […]

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Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

14 Jan 2016 - New Delhi, India

The Oxford Human Rights Hub, alongside Open Society Foundations and the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is hosting an international conference on Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantage Groups on January 14-15, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Throughout the world, children from minority and disadvantaged groups suffer disproportionately from unequal […]

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OPBP Annual Welcome Event

01 Dec 2015 - Seminar Room A, Manor Road Social Sciences Building

The Oxford Pro Bono Publico cordially invites you to the Annual Welcome Event! OPBP is a renowned and award-winning organisation based at the Oxford Law Faculty and affiliated with the Oxford Human Rights Hub. Every year, international organisations and NGOs request our assistance with international and comparative law research on a range of public interest matters. […]

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Panel Event: UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report ‘Transforming Economies, Realising Rights’

18 Nov 2015 - SCR, Law Faculty, Oxford University

The OxHRH is delighted to be holding a panel event for the recently released UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 Report ‘Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’. UN Women’s flagship report, ‘shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a ‘man’s world’. But, […]

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OxHRH Webinar-Is there a refugee crisis in Europe, or just a crisis in the lack of refugee protection? Dr Cathryn Costello (Oxford University) and Prof Guy Goodwin-Gill (Oxford University)

12 Nov 2015 - Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

The OxHRH Webinar is archived and now available to view here! For those interested in learning more on refugees, aslyum-seekers, the EU and the UNHCR, Dr Cathryn Costello and Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill have prepared a list of further readings.   The OxHRH along with the Oxford Martin Human Rights for Future Generations Programme, with the support […]

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Challenges of Representation in Law and Politics-Sarah Sackman (Francis Talyor Building)

03 Nov 2015 - SCR, Law Faculty, Oxford University

This seminar will explore what it means to “represent” a client in court in public law litigation. What are the strengths and limitations of representation and how does representing individuals or groups in the legal context compare with representing residents in political campaigns. Does public law or local politics afford individuals a greater voice in […]

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Book Launch: The Concept of the Employer by Dr Jeremias Prassl

28 Oct 2015 - Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford University

To launch Dr Jeremias Prassl’s new book, The Concept of the Employer there will be an exciting discussion. Professor Hugh Collins, Professor Rob Stevens and Professor Judith Freedman will be discussing this new book. The panel will be chaired by  John Bowers QC. Employment law has increasingly struggled to adapt to complex modern work arrangements, […]

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Two Models of Normative Framework for Human Rights during Emergencies- James Nickel (University of Miami)

27 Oct 2015 - SCR, Law Faculty, Oxford University

This lecture seeks to stimulate new thinking about emergency frameworks for human rights. It suggests that the frameworks in contemporary human rights treaties are early efforts with many shortcomings.  Two models of emergency frameworks are explored.  Both are ideal types.  The first model insists on the importance of naming and using types of emergencies (such […]

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Welcome Event

09 Oct 2015 - Harold Lee Board Room. Pembroke College

The Oxford Human Rights Hub has had a very successful year connecting human rights academics, practitioners and policy-makers all over the world through our blog, seminar series, conferences, webinars , webcasts, podcasts, and pro bono activities. We are hosting a welcome reception on Friday October 9th, at Pembroke College at 5pm in the Harold Lee Room whereby we […]

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The Challenges of Public-Private Partnerships in Realising the Right to Education Online Workshop

29 Jul 2015 - Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

The Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Open Society Foundation are excited to be hosting a participative and interactive online workshop exploring the challenges of public and private partnerships in realising the right to education. Public private partnerships are an increasing phenomenon in the field of education. The growing influence of a market model of […]

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