Access to Justice

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 ...
The Mau Mau Litigation – Justice at Last

The Mau Mau Litigation – Justice at Last

It is rare for the British Government to apologise for state sponsored human rights abuses, particularly if they ...
UNISON v Lord Chancellor: The Statistics of Tribunal Fees in the Court of Appeal

UNISON v Lord Chancellor: The Statistics of Tribunal Fees in the Court of Appeal

As discussed previously on the Blog, fees in the employment tribunal were introduced across England, Wales and ...
Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

In its last session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) released ...
"You Have the Right to an Attorney that We Approve of”: Right to Counsel under Iran's New Criminal Procedure Code

"You Have the Right to an Attorney that We Approve of”: Right to Counsel under Iran's New Criminal Procedure Code

Under Iran’s new Criminal Procedure Code only lawyers pre-approved by the Head of the Judiciary may intervene ...
Public Access to Court Documents as a Manifestation of Open Justice

Public Access to Court Documents as a Manifestation of Open Justice

Success for Oxford Pro Bono Publico and the Legal Resources Centre as the South African Supreme Court of Appeal ...
CrowdJustice: Looking Forward for Human Rights and Public Interest Cases

CrowdJustice: Looking Forward for Human Rights and Public Interest Cases

What is the future of human rights and public interest litigation?  At the moment we are confronting existential ...

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