OxHRH Releases New Mini Podcast Series RightsNow!

admin 17th January 2017

RightsUp #RightNow is a series of mini episodes in the RightsUp podcast series that explores current events dealing with human rights issues. On 11 January, members of a public bill committee in the UK parliament voted against an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill that would have made sex and relationship education compulsory […]

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Reflections from the Inaugural OxHRH-Rhodes University Fellow

admin 13th January 2017

In August 2016, the James Rooney (BCL, Oxford) travelled to Grahamstown, South Africa as the inaugural OxHRH-Rhodes University Fellow. This fellowship was created through a partnership of the  Faculty of Law at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, the OxHRH and the Legal Resource Centre, Grahamstown, South Africa (LRC). Here James Rooney reflects on his time […]

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New Publication: Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution-Alison Young (Oxford)

admin 12th January 2017

Professor Alison Young, OxHRH Associate and Professor of Public Law (University of Oxford) in Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution (OUP, 2017) provides a novel and complete normative account of democratic dialogue across a range of constitutional systems and examines the emerging dialogue between domestic courts and the European Court of Justice and European Court of […]

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OxHRH Seminars Available Online!

admin 22nd December 2016

During the end of year break, do check out the recordings from the OxHRH Seminars: The Historical Roots of the Equality Clause in the South African Constitution: Prof Shireen Hassim (University of Witswatersrand) gives a fascinating seminar refuting claims that the South African constitution is a colonialist document. She traces historical feminist documents to show […]

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Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operation in Situations of Armed Conflict

admin 20th December 2016

In armed conflicts across the world, millions of civilians need emergency assistance to survive, but all too often fighting parties prevent this relief from reaching them. The Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) commissioned both the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for […]

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Modern Slavery Essay Competition Now Open!

admin 19th December 2016

‘Theresa May calls modern slavery “the great human rights issue of our time”. Do you agree with her?’ Every year René Cassin runs an essay competition to get people thinking about important human rights issues. This year we ask you whether you agree with our Prime Minister Thereas May! We are happy to announce that […]

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OPBP December Round-Up

admin 15th December 2016

This Round-Up on the activities of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) for the past month marks some exciting news items and the introduction of fresh faces. OPBP is the Oxford Law Faculty’s award-winning pro bono research organisation, which engages graduate students with an interest in public interest law in the preparation of high-quality domestic, international and comparative […]

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European Human Rights Advocacy Centre Seminar: Human Rights In Europe-An Insider’s View

admin 14th December 2016

Andrew Drzemczewski, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Visiting Professor at Middlesex University. ‘Human Rights in Europe: an Insider’s Views.’ Compliance with, and the need to consolidate respect for, core human rights standards in Europe has been entrusted primarily to the Council of Europe. Andrew Drzemczewski, who has spent over 30 year in Strasbourg, will provide an insider’s […]

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Irish Penal Reform Trust: Invitation to Tender-Abolishing Solitary Confinement in Ireland

admin 13th December 2016

About IPRT and our Work The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland’s leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for the rights of people in the penal system and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy. Established in 1994, IPRT has a well-established role as an independent voice in public debate on the Irish penal system. IPRT is committed […]

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