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The Use of Secret Evidence in Judicial Proceedings

admin 24th October 2011

A comparative survey prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Joint Committee on Human Rights (October 2011) Secret evidence, or evidence that is relied upon by the court without disclosure to one of the parties, has been used with increasing frequency in the United Kingdom over the past decade. The use of such closed […]

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Public Participation in the Lawmaking Process

admin 7th April 2011

A Comparative Survey of Procedures for Public Participation in the Lawmaking Process: Report prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (India) (April 2011) This report surveys pre-legislative and legislative processes in South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States of America and the European Union […]

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Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

admin 7th February 2011

Submission prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Indian Parliament on the Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill 2010 (February 2011) In this report, OPBP conducted a comprehensive survey of the law relating to sexual harassment in Australia, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. […]

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The Right to Education in Europe and India

admin 19th July 2010

A report prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Legal Resources Centre, South Africa (July 2010)   In this project OPBP prepared a research memorandum for the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) in South Africa analysing the right to education in European and Indian case law and setting out the various remedies that have been […]

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Submission to Iraq Inquiry

admin 7th July 2010

A submission prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Iraq Inquiry on the legality of the 2003 invasion (July 2010) OPBP prepared a submission for the Iraq Inquiry on the legality of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  The call for submissions may be found on the Inquiry’s website: http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/100602-submissions-from-international-lawyers.aspx You can browse or search all OPBP’s […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Soft Law Developments in the EU

admin 20th July 2009

A research report prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the United Nations Special Representative on Business and Human Rights (July 2009) This brief was prepared by OPBP to inform the mandate of Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the United Nations’ Secretary- General on business and human rights (‘SRSG’). The SRSG has been […]

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Submission to the Australian National Human Rights Consultation Committee

admin 20th June 2009

A submission prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for Australia’s National Human Rights Consultation Committee (June 2009) OPBP prepared this report for Australia’s National Human Rights Consultation Committee in its community consultation for protecting and promoting human rights and corresponding responsibilities in Australia. The report addresses the third question in the Committee’s Terms of Reference: […]

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National Council for Civil Liberties, YourRights Update

admin 22nd May 2009

A project undertaken by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the National Council for Civil Liberties (May 2009) The National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty) is a not-for-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom. It campaigns to protect human rights and civil liberties in Parliament and the wider community. Liberty informs members of the public about […]

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Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuse

admin 20th November 2008

A comparative submission prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the United Nations Special Representative on Business and Human Rights (November 2008) OPBP prepared this submission to inform the mandate of Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the United Nations’ Secretary-General on business and human rights. It explores the obstacles victims of corporate human […]

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Legal Opinion on UK Legislation on Human Trafficking

admin 22nd January 2006

A submission prepared by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ New Inquiry into Human Trafficking (January 2006) The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) decided in 2005-2006 to conduct an inquiry into the human rights of people trafficked into the United Kingdom. OPBP submitted an opinion to the Committee in […]

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Amendment to the Law on Criminal Procedure of Bosnia-Herzegovina

admin 24th December 2005

A research project produced by Oxford Pro Bono Publico to assist with the drafting of amendments to the Law on Criminal Procedure of Bosnia-Herzegovina (December 2005) This legal research was provided to Judge Malik Hadziomeragic, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and member of the Work Group tasked with […]

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International Human Rights Law Issues arising out of the Riots in Gujarat

admin 24th November 2005

A legal opinion produced by Oxford Pro Bono Publico for LC Associates (November 2005) This Opinion involved research into various international human rights law issues arising in relation to a suit filed in the Himmatnagar District Court by a victim of the riots perpetrated in Gujarat on 28 February 2002, claiming general and punitive damages against […]

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