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Human Smuggling Before the Supreme Court of Canada-Professor Catherine Dauvergne (UBC)

06 May 2015 - Oxford Law Faculty

This talk will explain the constitutional challenge to Canada’s human smuggling laws that was argued before the Supreme Court of Canada in February 2015.  The case asks whether Canada’s criminalization of human smuggling is unconstitutional because it can penalize individuals and groups who assist refugees in seeking international protection in Canada.  Catherine Dauvergne provided expert […]

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The Shifting Nature of Work and Its Implications-Justice Michael Walton (Industrial Court of New South Wales)

28 Apr 2015 - Senior Common Room, Oxford Law Faculty

Employment is a critical feature of modern society. The nature of employment determines not only the operation of the economy and economic and business prosperity but also determines the quality of individuals’ lives. In that respect, work is both an economic transaction and central to human life and dignity. Critically, it is also an important […]

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The 30th Anniversary of Canadian Equality Rights: W(h)ither Sex Equality?-Prof Donna Greschner (Victoria)

27 Mar 2015 - Senior Common Room, Oxford Faculty of Law

In this seminar Prof Greschner examined key features of the Supreme Court of Canada’s jurisprudence on section 15 – the general equality rights provision of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom – from the aspirational perspective of substantive sex equality. Within each of the three distinct doctrinal periods over the past thirty years, the potential […]

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Is a Business and Human Rights Treaty Necessary?-Prof David Bilchitz (University of Johannesburg)

10 Mar 2015 - Law Boardroom, Oxford Faculty of Law

In June 2014, the Human Rights Council passed a resolution whereby countries agreed to commence discussions on a legally binding instrument relating to transnational corporations and other business enterprises. In this paper, Prof Bilchitz outlined four arguments for why a treaty is necessary to cure important lacunae in international law in this field. The arguments […]

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Human Rights and Personal Identity-Prof Jill Marshall (Leicester)

24 Feb 2015 - Law Boardroom, Oxford Faculty of Law

Jill Marshall’s Human Rights Law and Personal Identity, published by Routledge in June 2014, explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Marshall critically examines how, in a so called age of liberation and individuality, human rights law includes and excludes […]

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Great Legal Bake! OxHRH, OLA and OPBP Bake for Justice!

11 Feb 2015 - Faculty of Law, St Cross Road, University of Oxford

The Oxford Human Rights Hub, Oxford Pro Bono Publico and Oxford Legal Assistance will be taking part in the 2015 London Legal Trust Great Legal Bake on 11 February 2015 in order to raise money form the London Legal Trust and OPBP and OLA’s activities.   There will be a bake sale taking place at the […]

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Referrals to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights: What Questions are Serious Enough?-Prof Fiona de Londras (Durham)

03 Feb 2015 - White and Case Room, Oxford Law Faculty

Decisions of a chamber of the European Court of Human Rights can be referred by either party for reconsideration by the Grand Chamber. These referral applications are then decided upon by a panel of five judges, which decides whether they raise sufficiently ‘serious’ questions for the Grand Chamber to be convened. The process and principles […]

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The Right to Education in South Africa: The Challenges of Remedies and Enforcement

08 Dec 2014 - Law Boardroom, Oxford Faculty of Law

The OxHRH in partnership with the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations Programme is pleased to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10 by participating in The Law Society’s Human Rights Week series of lectures and seminars to celebrate human rights. We were delighted to host Cameron McConnachie and Jason Brickhill from the Legal Resource Centre […]

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Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of the Impact of Human Rights -Prof Paul Hunt (Essex)

02 Dec 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

In 2011, Professor Paul Hunt (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, 2002-2008) was asked by Dr. Flavia Bustreo (Assistant Director-General, WHO) to lead a project on the evidence of impact of human rights on aspects of women’s and children’s health. A multi-disciplinary Steering Group was established, including Dr Francisco Songane, former Minister of […]

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Women's and Children's Health: Evidence of the Impact of Human Rights -Prof Paul Hunt (Essex)

02 Dec 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

In 2011, Professor Paul Hunt (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, 2002-2008) was asked by Dr. Flavia Bustreo (Assistant Director-General, WHO) to lead a project on the evidence of impact of human rights on aspects of women’s and children’s health. A multi-disciplinary Steering Group was established, including Dr Francisco Songane, former Minister of […]

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Sexuality, Sexism and Sexual Violence in the Law: a Transatlantic Perspective

18 Nov 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

Our society faces multiple challenges in how we treat sexual boundaries and sexual violence against women, from Title IX and campus sexual assault, to regulating internet pornography, to new trends of cyber-bullying and revenge porn. Dr Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner of McAllister Olivarius, represents women on the receiving end of bad treatment in these areas […]

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