Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

A striking feature of Australian High Court jurisprudence in recent years is the Court’s use of orthodox judicial ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa’s embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

Investigating crimes against humanity – South Africa's embrace of universal jurisdiction

"What business is it of the South African authorities when torture on a widespread scale is alleged to have been ...
Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

The term “counter-majoritarian” has, more often than not, been used in a derogatory fashion - especially when it ...
Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

Geneva II, politicking and possibility for Syria’s invisible 43%

The possibility of peace in Syria may seem more like an international force (pun intended) than a beacon of hope. ...
Respect for Private Life under Article 8 and Covert Filming – Söderman v Sweden

Respect for Private Life under Article 8 and Covert Filming – Söderman v Sweden

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“GC”) found Sweden had breached its obligations under ...
Stereotyping as Direct Discrimination?

Stereotyping as Direct Discrimination?

The Hungarian Equal Treatment Authority (ETA) found that the entrance policy of a music club violated ...
Thank you for following the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog in 2013!

Thank you for following the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog in 2013!

The Editorial Team at the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog is taking a break for the festive season.  We have escaped ...
Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

In the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Lecture, given in Kuala Lumpur on 20th November, Lord Sumption, Justice of the UK ...
Malaysia’s Dangerous Path Towards “Allah”

Malaysia’s Dangerous Path Towards “Allah”

The Malaysian Court of Appeal has ruled recently that the word “Allah” falls unreservedly within the Muslim faith, ...
Children’s Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Children’s Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On 4 December 2013, Dr Nicolás Espejo-Yaksic, Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, UNICEF consultant in Latin ...