A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

On the 2014 world day against the death penalty, Ban Ki Moon made a strong statement calling for global abolition. ...
Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

In a previous post, I analysed the Israeli High Court of Justice's (HCJ) judgment in Gebrselassie v. Knesset et al ...
The Uncomfortable Place of Inter-Country Adoption in the Human Rights Arena

The Uncomfortable Place of Inter-Country Adoption in the Human Rights Arena

While November marks the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the United States ...
HART Prize for Human Rights

HART Prize for Human Rights

·         Are you interested in Human Rights? ·         Are you under 25? ·         Do you want to win a trip to ...
Rethink needed as new Australian High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

Rethink needed as new Australian High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

The appointment of Geoffrey Nettle QC, as the replacement for Justice Susan Crennan on the High Court of Australia ...
SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia – Part II

SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia – Part II

Earlier this month we featured a reflection from Claire Palmer on her experiences working as an OPBP Intern at the ...
An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

On 22 November 2014, the Oxford Law Faculty and Wadham College organised the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford ...
The Duty of National Authorities to Investigate Allegations of Torture

The Duty of National Authorities to Investigate Allegations of Torture

Proponents of universal jurisdiction for international crimes will be gratified by the judgment of the ...
Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein is right to point to the shockingly low proportion of the UN budget which is ...
Building Institutions for the Long-Term: the Need for Normative Transparency

Building Institutions for the Long-Term: the Need for Normative Transparency

The Oxford Martin Programme on human rights for future generations brought together politicians, philosophers, and ...
Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren's death

Impunity for Police Violence: nine years since Jhonny Silva-Aranguren's death

Colombia´s critical human rights situation is a result of both political violence, and organized and petty crime. ...