Events Archive

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Civil or Administrative Enforcement of Anti-Discrimination Law: Why Donald Trump Will Fail in His Efforts to Sabotage Employment Discrimination Law – David Oppenheimer (Berkeley)

13 Feb 2018 - Gilly Leventis room, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford

In the debates over the 1964 Civil Rights Act, one of the most contentious issues was the method that would be used to enforce the employment discrimination provision (Title VII). The big fight was over whether to have an administrative enforcement agency (the EEOC) with adjudicatory authority, and only limited appellate review by the courts, […]

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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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Different Logics for Different Grounds? Resisting Uniformity in the Interpretation and Application of Discrimination Law-Prof Colm O’Cinneide (UCL)

03 May 2016 - Seminar Room D

Discrimination law is a legal success story. It has put down roots in multiple legal systems, and its scope of application has expanded to cover multiple different grounds of discrimination and spheres of human activity. However, it still remains a source of controversy. Uncertainty persists as to its purpose and justification, as well as to how legal […]

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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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RightsUp Episode 3: “I am not here to delight you”: Women Litigating for Women – Indira Jaising and the Indian Experience

10 Jul 2015 - http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/rightsup-global-perspectives-human-rights-law

Join us ONLINE for Episode 3 of RightsUp – available to listen and download from Oxford Podcasts, iTunesU and the OxHRH website from 12noon, Friday 10 July 2015. Episode 3: “I am not here to delight you”: Women litigating for women – Indira Jaising and the Indian Experience Indira Jaising is a force to be […]

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RightsUp Episode 3: "I am not here to delight you": Indira Jaising and Gender Justice in India

10 Jul 2015 - http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/rightsup-global-perspectives-human-rights-law

Join us ONLINE for Episode 3 of RightsUp – available to listen and download from Oxford Podcasts, iTunesU and the OxHRH website from 12noon, Friday 10 July 2015. Episode 3: “I am not here to delight you”: Indira Jaising and Gender Justice in India Indira Jaising is a force to be reckoned with — full […]

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Book Launch: A Theory of Discrimination Law by Dr Tarunabh Khaitan

29 May 2015 - Rhodes House

OxHRH, alongside Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, is thrilled to launch OxHRH Associate Director Dr Tarunabh Khaitan’s book: A Theory of Discrimination Law. Can there be a satisfying theory of the complex, and politically charged, body of laws that prohibit discrimination? In this perceptive book, Tarunabh Khaitan shows that there can. …. A Theory of Discrimination Law is an engaging, […]

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We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Lessons from US Black Feminism-Patricia Hill Collins (Maryland)

22 May 2015 - The Oxford Martin School

When it comes to feminism, anti-racism, and similar social justice projects, the true test lies less in how we celebrate victories, but rather in how we respond to defeat. In her talk, she sketches out three ideas or “lessons” culled from the rich tapestry of Black feminism in the U.S. that might inform contemporary social […]

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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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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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