OPBP Publishes Report on Life Imprisonment

Olivia Flasch 5th September 2016

OPBP is delighted to publish a Report on the imposition of life sentences that well exceed the life expectancy of the convicted person. It contains a comparative analysis of nine jurisdictions, and asks four questions: 1) how is an individual sentenced in each jurisdiction, 2) what restrictions are there on sentencing to life imprisonment, 3) what are the […]

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Oxford Centre for Criminology: 50th Anniversary Summer Conference

admin 4th March 2016

The Oxford Centre for Criminology invites you to the 50th Anniversary Summer Conference, ‘Contemporary Dilemmas in Criminal Justice,’ which is being held on 4 June 2016 from 9:15am to 6:00pm in the Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford. This conference will bring together MPs, QCs, senior police, and many high-profile keynote figures from criminal justice […]

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REDRESS Publishes Report on Victim Participation in Domestic Proceedings with OPBP's Assistance

admin 29th August 2015

Human rights NGO REDRESS has published a new report on victim participation in criminal proceedings relating to international crimes (‘the Report’). This is a comprehensive document juxtaposing the victim’s right to participate in such proceedings across 22 different jurisdictions. Research for this project was conducted in two phases. The first phase involved desk-based research of […]

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Adopts Guidelines, Acknowledges OPBP’S Contribution

Zachary Vermeer 5th May 2015

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has highlighted the contribution of OPBP’s research to the preparation of its draft document providing basic principles and guidelines to member States. The Working Group, led by Special Rapporteur Mads Andenas, has been working since 2012 to provide a framework document for states on the legal principles governing […]

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OPBP Makes Submissions to REDRESS on Victim Participation in Criminal Procedures

Arushi Garg 18th April 2015

OPBP has prepared comparative law research for REDRESS on victim participation in criminal procedures. REDRESS intends to rely on this research to develop recommendations and/or a model legal framework for victim participation in judicial mechanisms for the prosecution of international crimes. The Report analyses the law in nine different jurisdictions, providing summary conclusions separately for common law […]

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Centre for Criminology One Day Conference: Wrongful Conviction and the Death Penalty: The Inevitability of Error?

admin 15th October 2014

The Oxford Centre for Criminology is hosting a one day conference on ‘Wrongful Conviction and the Death Penalty: the inevitability of error?’ on 5 November, from 11.30, at the Maths Institute. Please see for more information, including a programme. As we are catering for this event (free lunch!), we’d like you to sign up at the […]

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Arbitrary Detention Project

admin 7th May 2014

Remedies and Procedures on the Right of Anyone Deprived of his or her Liberty by Arrest or Detention to Bring Proceedings before a Court: A Comparative and Analytical Review of State Practice (April 2014) This report was prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, and analyses the domestic law of 21 jurisdictions (as […]

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Comparative Hate Crime Research Report

admin 1st May 2014

A comparative analysis of hate crime laws prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (April 2014) This report analyses specific questions regarding the application of hate crime laws to offences the victims of which belong to majority or advantaged groups in society. The report covers nine jurisdictions: Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, […]

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Draft Modern Slavery Bill

admin 17th April 2014

Associate Professor Liora Lazarus was invited to submit evidence to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill on 11 February 2014. The Committee was particularly concerned to hear about the human rights implications of the preventive orders proposed in the Bill. While welcoming the extent to which the Act met the positive […]

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Supplementary Comparative Research on Secret Evidence

admin 24th March 2012

A closer examination of the procedure and practice in the United States: A report prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Joint Committee on Human Rights (March 2012) A follow-up to the 2011 comparative report on secret evidence, requested by the JCHR. It focused on the operation of security-cleared counsel in US habeas corpus […]

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