Parents’ sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

Parents’ sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

Atala Riffo e hijas vs. Chile, a case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) condemned the ...
Identifying forced labour

Identifying forced labour

Following her recent post on the OxHRH Blog,  Gwendolen Morgan returns with a post highlighting the issue of ...
Class actions for South Africa: Children’s Resource Centre Trust v Pioneer Food

Class actions for South Africa: Children’s Resource Centre Trust v Pioneer Food

Although the South African Constitution makes provision for class actions, the requirements for instituting a ...
Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants?

Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants?

Robin Knowles CBE QC and Natasha Holcroft-Emmess add to the voices on the OxHRH Blog warning of the threat to ...
‘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 ...