New book ‘Authoritarian Constitutionalism: Comparative Analysis and Critique’

admin 17th July 2019

Helena Alviar García and Günter Frankenberg have published a new edited book titled Authoritarian Constitutionalism: Comparative Analysis and Critique.   The contributions to this book analyse and submit to critique authoritarian constitutionalism as an important phenomenon in its own right, not merely as a deviant of liberal constitutionalism. Accordingly, the fourteen studies cover a variety of authoritarian regimes […]

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The Drafting Committee Welcomes the Recognition of the Abidjan Principles by the United Nations Human Rights Council

admin 15th July 2019

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a historic resolution recognising the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education. Professor Sandra Fredman, OxHRH Director and one of the Drafting Committee members, writes that: “Everyone, whatever their economic or social circumstances, has a fundamental right to quality education. The […]

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Seminal Expert Workshop on Sentencing in East and Southern Africa

admin 3rd July 2019

On 28 and 29 June 2019, Professor Julian Roberts of the Law Faculty at Oxford University, convened a seminal expert Workshop on Sentencing in East and Southern Africa. The seminar at the St Cross Building was supported by the Africa Oxford Initiative and the Centre of Criminology. The two-day Workshop brought together leading Sentencing scholars and practitioners from eight African […]

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Call for Papers: EUI conference on ‘Gender in Law and Courts: Uneasy Encounters?’

admin 2nd July 2019

The Department of Law of the European University Institute (EUI) and the PluriCourts Centre on the Legitimacy of the International Judiciary at the University of Oslo (PluriCourts) are hosting a one-day conference on gender and sexualities in international and European laws and courts on 8 November 2019 at Villa Salviati, European University Institute, Florence (Italy). […]

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Call for Papers: The Age of Human Rights Journal

admin 28th June 2019

The Human Rights Age Journal is a scientific journal of international relevance, published in English, peer-reviewed and open-access, containing papers concerning Human Rights from different approaches. This Journal is edited in the framework of the Research Group “The Age of Rights”, composed by about one hundred researchers belonging to some of the most important human […]

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Call for Papers: Young Scholars Forum, Melbourne Institute for Comparative Constitutional Law, 9-11 December 2019

admin 27th June 2019

The Melbourne Institute of Comparative Constitutional Law (MICCL) is an initiative of the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law, which is the program funded by the Australian Research Council for 2017-2022 which will convene annually in Melbourne for five years. The Laureate Program is based at Melbourne Law School which is also home to a […]

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Fostering a Human Rights Community: OxHRH Graduate Student Workshop

admin 19th June 2019

On Wednesday 29 May 2019, the OxHRH held its fifth workshop for MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University working in the human rights field. Each student presented their work and received tailored feedback from members of the Law Faculty. Professor Fredman, Director of the OxHRH, opened the workshop advocating the importance of coming together as a […]

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Outcomes from the Workshop on Vertical Inequality and Human Rights

admin 14th June 2019

On 17th May 2019, the Sciences Po Law Clinic and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) brought together leading human rights actors to discuss the Clinic’s research exploring how and when UN Treaty Bodies have addressed economic inequality. Participants included academics, human rights advocates and representatives of UN agencies. The research […]

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New Book Edited by Jonathan Herring and Camilla Pickles

admin 13th June 2019

Jonathan Herring and Camilla Pickles’ new edited collection Childbirth, Vulnerability and Law: Exploring Issues of Violence and Control is now available for pre-order here. The book is inspired by a statement released by the World Health Organization directed at preventing and eliminating disrespectful and abusive treatment during facility-based childbirth. Exploring the nature of vulnerability during childbirth, and the […]

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