Event archive

Event archive

Joint

Gender, Race and Poverty: Addressing Multiple Identities Through Law

14 Nov 2014 - FGV Direito São Paulo, Brazil

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is delighted to be a part of the ‘Gender, Race and Poverty: Addressing Multiple Identities Through Law’ workshop, from 12th -14th November, 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil. This international workshop is the results of collaborative efforts between FGV Direito SP, the Oxford Human Rights Hub at the University of Oxford […]

Read full article »

Exploring the Relationship between Identities and Judging

04 Nov 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

Justice Mokgoro discussed the role of intersectional identities in the judicial decision making process. She drew on her personal experiences as the South African Constitutional Courts first female, black judge to highlight the pervasive role that identity plays in the process of judging, and gave an insight into the nuances of a judge’s use of identity and […]

Read full article »

Recent British Court Decisions on the Death Penalty: Letting the British Government off the Noose? -Reader Jon Yorke (BCU)

21 Oct 2014 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty

Recent British court decisions have considered the UK export of chemical substances used for lethal injection in the United States, the FCO blanket ban on providing financial assistance for British nationals facing the death penalty abroad, and the acquiescence of British security services in apprehending terrorist suspects in foreign jurisdictions who will face capital charges. […]

Read full article »

OxHRH

OxHRH Welcome Drinks

07 Oct 2014 - Pembroke College, Oxford

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is getting ready to embark on another busy academic year, connecting human rights academics, practitioners and policy-makers all over the world through our blog, seminar series, conferences and pro bono activities. These activities mean we have an established worldwide presence. But one of our main aims is to foster a connected and vibrant community of human rights law here […]

Read full article »

OxHRH Seminar Series: Summer Hiatus

13 Aug 2014

The Oxford Human Rights Hub Seminar Series is on summer hiatus and will be recommencing in October 2014.   In the meantime, please take a look at audio and photo coverage of this year’s expert speakers:   22nd November 2013 “Measuring Restrictions on Freedom of Religion or Belief” (photos) Dr Brian J. Grim, Senior Researcher and […]

Read full article »

OxHRH

Can Courts Review National Security?

09 Jun 2014 - Dr David Scharia (Coordinator, Legal and Criminal Justice Group, Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate of the United Nations Security Council.), 1pm Law Boardroom, Oxford Faculty of Law

On 9th June, Dr. David Scharia gave a talk to OxHRH members on whether courts could review national security. In recent years, countries around the world introduced numerous national security programs and military campaigns. Yet, very few of these measures, despite the complex legal questions they raise have been the subject of rigorous judicial review, […]

Read full article »

OxHRH

Accounting for Rights in EU Counter-Terrorism

05 Jun 2014 - Professor Fiona de Londras (Durham) 1pm Senior Common Room, Oxford Faculty of Law

On 5th June, Professor Fiona de Londras, from Durham Law School, gave a fascinating talk to the Oxford Human Rights Hub on the development of EU counter-terrorism measures. On 11 September 2001 the EU had no formal counter-terrorism law. Indeed, at that time even coordination in criminal justice generally speaking was contentious within the EU context. However, […]

Read full article »

OxHRH

Comparative Equality Law – A View from the Bench

28 May 2014 - 9am, MacKesy Room, Pembroke College

On 28 May, Justice Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Baer of the German Federal Constitutional Court discussed how the concept of equality was dealt with in their respective jurisdictions. This seminar formed part of a series of lectures funded by the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectureship. Both judges drew upon high-profile cases to illustrate […]

Read full article »

A Judicial Conversation on Identities and Judging

27 May 2014 - 5pm, Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College

On 27 May, Justice Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Baer of the German Constitutional Court discussed the role of intersectional identities in the judicial decision making process, as part of a series of lectures funded by the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecturership. Their fascinating exchange reflected similarities and differences between their jurisdictions, […]

Read full article »

OxHRH

New Human Rights Challenges in Countering Terrorism: a Council of Europe Perspective

13 May 2014 - Ivan Koedjikov, Senior Common Room, Oxford Faculty of Law

The seminar looked into the changing faces of terrorism and explored the question, is it possible to perpetuate human rights while dealing with new terrorist threats? Or are we bound to face tomorrow’s challenges with yesterday’s tools, therefore accepting that at least occasionally, not only human beings but also human rights will fall victim to […]

Read full article »

Joint

Universality or Diversity of Human Rights? Strasbourg in the Age of Subsidiary

30 Apr 2014 - Ship Street Auditorium , Jesus College

Judge Robert Spano will speak for the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Oxford Public Law Discussion Group on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 4pm. The European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg is entering a new phase in its existence. The conclusions of the Brighton Conference in 2012 and the adoption of Protocol No. […]

Read full article »

OxHRH

‘Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Approach’ (28-30 April 2014, Kigali, Rwanda)

28 Apr 2014 - Hotel Le Migo, Kigali, Rwanda

The Oxford Human Rights Hub was pleased to host a major global conference on ‘Women and Poverty: A Human Rights Perspective’, held in Kigali, Rwanda on April 28-30, 2014. The conference took place at the Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. Conference Overview While the feminization of poverty has long been a recognized phenomenon, gender inequality and poverty are often […]

Read full article »