Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

The issue of child marriage and sexual abuse of children in Turkey has once again been placed in the spotlight, ...
Refugee Studies Centre Seminar Series Hilary Term 2017-Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict

Refugee Studies Centre Seminar Series Hilary Term 2017-Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict

This seminar series aims to shed light on different aspects of the Syrian conflict in order to provide a better ...
A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

For the first time in eight years the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of ...
Reflections from the Inaugural OxHRH-Rhodes University Fellow

Reflections from the Inaugural OxHRH-Rhodes University Fellow

In August 2016, the James Rooney (BCL, Oxford) travelled to Grahamstown, South Africa as the inaugural ...
New Publication: Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)

New Publication: Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)

Professor Alison Young, OxHRH Associate and Professor of Public Law (University of Oxford) in Democratic Dialogue ...
Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

The “harassment” of human rights defenders’ and “criminalization” of their activities in Iran has become common ...
A and B v Secretary of State for Health: a step in the right direction?

A and B v Secretary of State for Health: a step in the right direction?

On the 2 of November 2016 the UK Supreme Court considered the case of A (by her litigation friend B) and B v ...
Sharing Responsibility for a World in Crisis

Sharing Responsibility for a World in Crisis

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants met in New York on 19 September 2016. There were heightened expectations ...
Decolonizing Human Rights: Sovereignty, Tactics and Disruption

Decolonizing Human Rights: Sovereignty, Tactics and Disruption

For those of us engaged with human rights, as students, activists and lawyers, I want to suggest that at some ...
Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ...
Lifting the Veil on Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

Lifting the Veil on Enforced Disappearances and Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

Kenya has experienced an upsurge in cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings over the last five ...
Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

The frustration of democratization efforts in Hong Kong has recently led to nascent calls for its ...