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Wadham Human Rights Forum: Free Speech After Paris

admin 20th February 2015

Wadham Human Rights Forum is delighted to announce Jo Glanville and Giles Fraser as the speakers at its next event. Jo is the director of English PEN, and appears regularly in the media as a commentator on culture and freedom of expression, including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the London Review of Books. Giles […]

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OPBP Provides Research Assistance for GCHQ Mass Surveillance Case

admin 6th February 2015

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal found today that the sharing of intercepted mass communications between the UK and US governments before 2014 contravened Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, because the rules imposing safeguards on these activities were not made known to the public. OPBP provided comparative legal research for the claimants […]

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Wadham's Human Rights Forum: British Muslims, Politics, Media and the Law

admin 9th October 2014

Wadham Human Rights Forum is delighted to announce Peter Oborne as the speaker at its next event.  Peter is the chief political commentator for the Daily Telegraph and associate editor of the Spectator, and will share his views on the relationship between British Muslims, Politics, Media and the Law. The New McCarthyism: British Muslims, Politics, […]

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A Visit to the ‘Virtual World’ of Human Rights

admin 25th July 2014

How can online collaboration be used to enhance the understanding and protection of human rights law around the world?  What are some of the challenges involved in forging human rights networks in a virtual space?  What opportunities do ‘new media’ offer academics, researchers and policy makers seeking to transcend traditional geographical and linguistic barriers? How can […]

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A Visit to the 'Virtual World' of Human Rights

admin 25th July 2014

How can online collaboration be used to enhance the understanding and protection of human rights law around the world?  What are some of the challenges involved in forging human rights networks in a virtual space?  What opportunities do ‘new media’ offer academics, researchers and policy makers seeking to transcend traditional geographical and linguistic barriers? How can […]

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OPBP assists ACLU on consultation report ‘Privacy Rights in the Digital Age’

admin 16th March 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a draft report for consultation, entitled ‘Privacy Rights in the Digital Age’, which drew on research work done by Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP). The report observes the development of communications technology and government capacity to intrude on privacy rights – and calls on the United Nations Human Rights Committee […]

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OPBP assists ACLU on consultation report 'Privacy Rights in the Digital Age'

admin 16th March 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a draft report for consultation, entitled ‘Privacy Rights in the Digital Age’, which drew on research work done by Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP). The report observes the development of communications technology and government capacity to intrude on privacy rights – and calls on the United Nations Human Rights Committee […]

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Freedom of Information in Relation to Private Companies

admin 19th May 2013

A comparative law research project prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Hungarian CivilLiberties Union The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), a leading human rights NGO, sought OPBP’s assistance in carrying out comparative research on the application of freedom of information (FOI) laws to state-owned companies in various jurisdictions. The Hungarian legal provisions on FOI […]

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Biometric Identification and Privacy

admin 17th February 2013

Comparative research prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Centre for Law and Policy Research, India (February 2013) This report was prepared to assist the Centre for Law and Policy Research in drafting a petition to the Supreme Court of India, challenging the constitutional validity of the Unique Identification Number (UID) scheme, otherwise known […]

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Comparative Hate Speech Law

admin 7th March 2012

Comparative Hate Speech Law: Research prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa (March 2012) Memorandum and Annexure prepared for the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa (LRC) to assist in the preparation of submissions in two hate speech cases to be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal: Herselman v […]

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