‘He Believed in People’: Remembering Arthur Chaskalson

‘He Believed in People’: Remembering Arthur Chaskalson

by Geoff Budlender Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice of South Africa and a champion of human rights, ...
From Slavery to Strasbourg: The ECtHR makes the first Article 4 finding against the UK

From Slavery to Strasbourg: The ECtHR makes the first Article 4 finding against the UK

By Gwendolen Morgan In November 2012, the European Court of Human Rights handed down judgment in the case of CN ...
Dismissal and the Band of Reasonable Responses; an unconventional approach to Convention rights?

Dismissal and the Band of Reasonable Responses; an unconventional approach to Convention rights?

By Heather Williams QC The Court of Appeal recently decided in Turner v East Midlands Trains Ltd [2012] EWCA ...
US Decision Widens Suspect Class to Afford Protection to Same-Sex Couples

US Decision Widens Suspect Class to Afford Protection to Same-Sex Couples

By Karl Laird In an important judgment, Windsor v United States the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ...
Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

By Stephen Meili Following on from Jo Renshaw's piece on this blog about the impact of the legal aid cuts on ...
The Universality of Human Rights Norms: Why the UK should stay with Strasbourg

The Universality of Human Rights Norms: Why the UK should stay with Strasbourg

The view is often heard in discussions in anticipation of the report of the Commission on a British Bill of Rights ...
James, Wells and Lee v UK: Indefinite Detention and Arbitrary Deprivations of Liberty

James, Wells and Lee v UK: Indefinite Detention and Arbitrary Deprivations of Liberty

More than 6000 UK prisoners are currently subject to indefinite detention without means of progressing towards ...
Fisher v University of Texas: What the Judges Asked

Fisher v University of Texas: What the Judges Asked

The third installment in our affirmative action series looks at the oral arguments presented and questions asked ...
Fisher v University of Texas: What the Parties Submitted

Fisher v University of Texas: What the Parties Submitted

The second and third posts in our affirmative action series will take a closer look at the submissions and oral ...
Affirmative Action versus Equality in Malaysia

Affirmative Action versus Equality in Malaysia

By Dr Dimitrina Petrova The Bumiputera (Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) continue to benefit from ...
Affirmative Action Themed Posts

Affirmative Action Themed Posts

Over the next two weeks, in addition to our regular blog posts, the OxHRH will run a special themed series on ...
Hits and Misses in Proposed Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

Hits and Misses in Proposed Australian Anti-Discrimination Law

By Dominique Allen On November 20, 2012 the Australian government released its long-awaited Bill which combines ...