Constitutions and Human Rights

The History of Human Rights Society in Singapore 1965-2015

The History of Human Rights Society in Singapore 1965-2015

2015 marked Singapore’s golden jubilee — the nation of 5.5 million people celebrated 50 years of independence, ...
Brexit, Rights, and the (Potential) Scrapping of the HRA

Brexit, Rights, and the (Potential) Scrapping of the HRA

The relationship between Brexit (British exit from the European Union) and human (and other) rights depends on what
Venezuela’s Battle for the Rule of Law

Venezuela’s Battle for the Rule of Law

Once one of Latin America’s richest countries and with the second-largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is ...
Report: ‘Constitutional Change in New Zealand (and a Bill of Rights for Britain?)’

Report: ‘Constitutional Change in New Zealand (and a Bill of Rights for Britain?)’

On 17 February 2016, Oxford’s Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government hosted a talk by ...
The Dawn of Devolved Government in Kenya

The Dawn of Devolved Government in Kenya

In a landmark paper on Kenyan politics, Daniel Branch and Nic Cheeseman developed the term “bureaucratic-executive ...
A Backwards Step for Human Rights Law in Victoria: Bare v Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission

A Backwards Step for Human Rights Law in Victoria: Bare v Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission

In July 2015, the Victoria Court of Appeal, Australia, handed down a landmark decision in Bare v Independent ...
A judicial ‘Plan B’? Dinah Rose QC on the Common Law in a post-UK Human Rights Act world

A judicial ‘Plan B’? Dinah Rose QC on the Common Law in a post-UK Human Rights Act world

In recent weeks the Blog has covered the latest events at which proponents of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998 ...
Sir Keir Starmer’s Blackstone Lecture: “Human Rights: Can Britain go it Alone? And Should We?”

Sir Keir Starmer’s Blackstone Lecture: “Human Rights: Can Britain go it Alone? And Should We?”

On 21st November, the annual Blackstone Lecture at Pembroke College was delivered by Sir Keir Starmer, the well ...
Dominic Grieve on the Human Rights Act: St Hugh’s College, Oxford—13 November 2015

Dominic Grieve on the Human Rights Act: St Hugh’s College, Oxford—13 November 2015

The Human Rights Act (HRA) is one of the most significant pieces of constitutional reform in Britain. Certain ...
The Chinese Human Rights Roundup

The Chinese Human Rights Roundup

Human rights lawyers are internationally perceived as crusaders, advocating for basic human rights for all mankind.
Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Hong Kong must have thought to itself, “O brave new world, that has such people in it”, as it listened to a speech ...
The Role of Parliaments in the Protection and Realisation of the Rule of Law and Human Rights

The Role of Parliaments in the Protection and Realisation of the Rule of Law and Human Rights

What is the role of parliaments in the protection and realisation of the rule of law and human rights? Should there

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