Access to Justice

Al-Bashir in Uganda: Head of State Immunity and the Rome Statute

Al-Bashir in Uganda: Head of State Immunity and the Rome Statute

Last month the High Court in Kampala declined to issue a provisional arrest warrant for visiting President of ...
A Good Day for the Rule of Law

A Good Day for the Rule of Law

‘We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.' (Magna Carta, cl ...
Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

On 31 March 2017 the East African Court of Justice (‘the Court’) handed down its judgment in the case of Steven ...
Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

When Esther Kiobel—who believes Shell collaborated with Nigerian authorities to commit gross human rights abuses, ...
Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

In 2014, 40 million liters of toxic mining waste spilled from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine into the ...
Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

After a record long gestation period the Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in Belhaj v Jack Straw & ...
A Commentary on Recent Developments in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Advisory Opinion on the Standing of Legal Entities

A Commentary on Recent Developments in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Advisory Opinion on the Standing of Legal Entities

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) Advisory Opinion OC-22/16 examined the question of whether legal ...
The Partnership between Health and Law to Ensure Human Rights

The Partnership between Health and Law to Ensure Human Rights

If human rights are to meaningfully alleviate poverty, we must factor in the day to day need for legal advice ...
‘Hamara Kanoon’ (Our Law) – A Tech Solution To Create Legal Awareness in India

‘Hamara Kanoon’ (Our Law) – A Tech Solution To Create Legal Awareness in India

‘The Law’ is not a mystical animal, rather it is a living reality that every human being has to engage with. It ...
ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue speaks on the difficulty of proving Human Rights violations in front of the “World Court” at the Oxford Human Rights Program

ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue speaks on the difficulty of proving Human Rights violations in front of the “World Court” at the Oxford Human Rights Program

By starting off with a made up case of forced disappearance that led our made up victim to flee to another country ...
The Hillsborough 96 and the Struggle for Truth and Justice

The Hillsborough 96 and the Struggle for Truth and Justice

On 26 April 2016, the end of the longest jury case in British legal history saw the families and supporters of the ...
Nigerian Farmers Can Sue Shell in Dutch Court: Precedent for Transnational Cases against Multinationals

Nigerian Farmers Can Sue Shell in Dutch Court: Precedent for Transnational Cases against Multinationals

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in The Hague signals new hope on the horizon for victims seeking a judicial ...

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