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Equal Rights Trust-Solomon Islands – New Report Finds Traditions Must be Challenged to Address Inequality

admin 22nd January 2016

A new report published today by the Equal Rights Trust exposes the extent of discrimination and inequality experienced by groups including women; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay and bisexual persons; and persons living with HIV in Solomon Islands. Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands also concludes that a tendency for people to identify strongly […]

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On Slaves, Persons and Things: The Trouble with Modern Slavery-Professor Julia O’Connell Davidson (Bristol)

admin 21st January 2016

Thursday 21 January 2016 18:00-19:00 KCL Pavilion (Main Quad), Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Speaker:Professor Julia O’Connell Davidson(University of Bristol) Chair: Dr Prabha Kotiswaran(King’s College London) Admission:Free (Registration required – Register at http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/event/ucl-clp-on-slaves-persons-and-things-the-trouble-with-modern-slavery/) Accreditation: This event is accredited with 1 CPD hour with the SRA and BSB Series: Current Legal Problems 2015-16 About the lecture: A new brand of […]

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Centre for Law and Policy Research (India): Rights in Review 2015

admin 20th January 2016

The Centre for Law and Policy, based in Bangalore, India, has released a fascinating report analyzing the human rights jurisprudence from the Indian Supreme Court in 2015. After examining the case law on the right to life, right to freedom of speech, equality and non-discrimination and freedom of religion, the report concludes: “the Court has […]

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An (old) brave new world: Religion and human rights in international law in the 21st Century​-Anat Scolnicov (Winchester)

admin 19th January 2016

Wednesday 17 February 6-8pm The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR Reconciling the conflict between sovereign states, the international community, and religions over the protection of human rights is one of the greatest challenges facing the international community today. The conflict between state authority and religious influence has […]

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OxHRH Hilary Term Card

admin 18th January 2016

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is excited for its Hilary Term Seminar Series. This term the seminars are examining a wide range of cutting-edge human rights issues including, current responses to terrorism, the complex relationship between religion and human rights in democratic societies and ground-breaking international litigation on the rights of Nigerian fisherman against transnational […]

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Day 2: OxHRH, Open Society Foundations and Vidhi Centre Right to Education for Minority and Disadvantage Groups

admin 15th January 2016

Today the OxHRH, Open Society Foundations and Vidhi Centre continued the cutting-edge conference on Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups. With the move to focus on quality of education there is the new challenge of how to measure quality of education from a human rights perspective and how can […]

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Day 1-of OxHRH, Open Society Foundations and Vidhi Centre Right to Education for Minority and Disadvantage Groups Conference

admin 14th January 2016

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is delighted to co-host, alongside the Open Society Foundations and the Vidhi Centre for Law and Policy the exciting conference on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups in Delhi, India. The conference opened with an impassioned call by Shantha Sinha, former chairperson for the National Commission for […]

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OxHRH and Open Society Foundations Contributes to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education Annual Report to the UN General Assembly

admin 8th January 2016

On 29th of July, 2015, the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) presented a live workshop on the Challenges of Public-Private Partnerships in Realising the Right to Education. The workshop was a pioneering multimedia event, including pre-recorded videos, a live studio panel, online Q&A with experts and live questions from participants […]

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Call for Applicants: 42 Bedford Row Disability Law Essay Prize

admin 6th January 2016

42 Bedford Row Disability Law Essay Prize *Call for Applicants* The 42 Bedford Row Disability Law Essay Prize is the first academic writing award to be established by the Oxford Faculty of Law which focuses on legal issues affecting persons with a disability. It has been established to draw attention to the professional challenges faced by legal […]

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Human Rights for Future Generations Seminar-Environmental, Sustainability, Population and Intergenerational Justice by Prof Simon Caney (Oxford)

admin 5th January 2016

 ‘Environmental Sustainability, Population and Intergenerational Justice’ with Prof Simon CaneyMore information is here.12 January 5pm The Cube, Faculty of Law (10 Saint Cross Road, Oxford) Some have argued – both in the past and in the present – that it is is necessary to limit population if we are to leave future generations an environmentally sustainable […]

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Victoria Law Foundation-Seven Principles of Strategic Legal Practice for Community Legal Centres

admin 18th December 2015

The Victoria Law Foundation has released an exciting new report: Seven Principles of Strategic Legal Practice for Community Legal Centres by Agata Wierzbowski (Consumer Law Action Centre) that discusses the role of lawyers in society, making change. Community law work is not always easy. We hold the tension between limited resources and overwhelming legal need, […]

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Internship Opportunity at the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre

admin 17th December 2015

The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is inviting applications from Russian speakers for a four-month internship placement (2-3 days per week). EHRAC is based within the School of Law at Middlesex University and operates as a non-governmental organisation (NGO). The four-month internship placement will take place in EHRAC’s offices in Middlesex University. Successful candidates will be required to […]

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