OPBP Symposium: In Conversation with Justice Abella

Eleanor Mitchell 13th June 2014

“I think lawyering is about the public interest.” This was the simple and thought-provoking opening to Justice Abella’s contribution to Oxford Pro Bono Publico’s first annual Symposium, “Public Interest Lawyering in the Twenty-First Century”, which was held in Oxford on Saturday 24 May. As a lawyer, it is seldom pleasant to discover that you might […]

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The Manifestation of Religion or Belief in the Public Sphere

admin 12th June 2014

The University of Oxford Faculty of Law, in partnership with the Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey, is hosting a one-day symposium entitled “The Manifestation of Religion or Belief in the Public Sphere.” Details: Date – Saturday 14 June Time – 10:30-15:15 Venue – Cube Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, St. Cross Building, OX1 3UL The […]

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OPBP Grants and Clerkship Awards

admin 11th June 2014

The OxHRH and OPBP are delighted to announce that the following individuals are either recipients of OPBP internship grants or are to be SAJAP clerks. Many congratulations to them all. 2014 OPBP Internship Grant Recipients  Monika Marekova (Global Rights Compliance, United Kingdom) Helen Taylor (Access to Justice, UN Women, United States) Arushi Garg (Constitutional Litigation Unit, Legal […]

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Reconciling Punishment and Forgiveness in Criminal Justice

admin 11th June 2014

Professor Nicola Lacey and Dr Hanna Pickard will be presenting a joint working paper entitled “To Blame or to Forgive? Reconciling Punishment and Forgiveness in Criminal Justice.” This will be followed by a Q and A session, led by Professor John Gardner.   Details: Date – 13 June Time – 5:00pm Venue – Lady Brodie […]

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Syria Speaks in Oxford

admin 10th June 2014

Join Syrian artists and writers in Oxford for readings and discussions on cultural resistance in the country. The line-up will include award-winning Damascus-based novelist Khaled Khalifa, cinematographer and visual artist Khalil Younes, writer and filmmaker Zaher Omareen, and authors Malu Halasa and Robin Yassin-Kassab. Details: Date – 13 June Time – 6:30pm Venue – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Full details and information on how to […]

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OxHRH reaches 400 posts

admin 8th June 2014

The OxHRH Blog has reached a milestone of 400 posts since its inception in June 2012. We would like to thank our authors and regional correspondents for their tireless efforts in covering cutting-edge human rights developments across the globe. To take part in our global discussion on human rights, please see our guidelines on how to […]

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Vote in the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards

admin 6th June 2014

The Gender Justice Uncovered Awards were created by Women’s Link Worldwide to highlight decisions or statements made in the context of a legal process which have a positive or negative impact on gender equality. There are awards for the decisions which have had both the most positive and the most negative impact on gender equality. […]

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OxHRH Anthology Available for Purchase

admin 5th June 2014

The OxHRH is pleased to announce that print copies of its anthology, “Global Perspectives on Human Rights,” are available for purchase. The anthology, edited by Laura Hilly and Claire Overman in close consultation with Professor Sandra Fredman, thematically groups together the very best posts appearing on the OxHRH up until December 2013.  We hope it will be […]

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Sexual Violence in Modern Myanmar

admin 4th June 2014

The Oxford Burma Alliance will be hosting a roundtable on sexual violence in Burma. It will be chaired by Dr Kirsten McConnachie, Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre and Lady Margaret Hall. Participants will include Zoya Phan from Burma Campaign UK and Dr Phyllis Ferguson from Oxford Transitional Justice Research.   […]

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Human Rights Reporting in Mexico

admin 2nd June 2014

Dr Ella McPherson, from the Department of Sociology at Cambridge University, will be giving a talk entitled “Contesting Credibility: Human Rights Reporting in Mexico.” Details: Date – Tuesday 3rd June Time – 5:00pm Venue – Seminar Room B, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road Ella McPherson’s research focuses on symbolic struggles surrounding the […]

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In the Shadow of the Sun

admin 31st May 2014

The OxHRH and the African Politics and History Seminar Series will be hosting the Oxford premiere of the internationally acclaimed documentary, “In the Shadow of the Sun.” This will be followed by a panel discussion with director Harry Freeland and Standing Voice managing director Jon Beale.   Details: Date – Monday 2nd June Time – […]

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Recent OxHRH Visitors

admin 30th May 2014

The Oxford Human Rights Hub has been fortunate to receive two speakers in the past fortnight. Justice Kate O’Regan, previously one of the first group of judges on the South African Constitutional Court, and a visiting professor in the law faculty, gave a fascinating seminar to students and faculty on the Comparative Human Rights course on […]

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