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George Galloway's Walkout and Discrimination on the Basis of Nationality

George Galloway's Walkout and Discrimination on the Basis of Nationality

On the 20th of February, George Galloway, MP for Bradford West, walked out of a debate at Christ Church, Oxford. He arrived (an hour and a half late) in order...
George Galloway’s Walkout and Discrimination on the Basis of Nationality

George Galloway’s Walkout and Discrimination on the Basis of Nationality

On the 20th of February, George Galloway, MP for Bradford West, walked out of a debate at Christ Church, Oxford. He arrived (an hour and a half late) in order...
Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson

Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson

By Hugh Tomlinson QC – Hacking, blagging and bribing were, for many years, standard journalistic techniques in parts of the British press. Their exposure led to continuing police investigations, over...
Stuck in Traffic?

Stuck in Traffic?

By Professor Bridget Anderson – ‘Trafficking’ seems to extend the audience of those engaged with the human rights of migrants. Even those who are not usually sympathetic to the plight...
Why is the British Coalition Government Undermining the Equality Act and What Can be Done?

Why is the British Coalition Government Undermining the Equality Act and What Can be Done?

By Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC The achievements of the British Equality Acts (EA) 2006 and 2010 are being seriously undermined by actions of the Coalition Government at a time...
A Quick Overview

A Quick Overview

Blog posts have been coming in thick and fast over the last month. To help you get up to speed, the editorial team has put together a quick summary of...
International Human Rights Law and National Equality Legislation: Mapping the Gaps

International Human Rights Law and National Equality Legislation: Mapping the Gaps

On Wednesday 6th of February, the Oxford Human Rights Hub welcomed Dr. Dimitrina Petrova, founding Executive Director of The Equal Rights Trust, who delivered an engaging presentation highlighting the development...
What’s love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

What’s love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

While listening to MPs debating the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill, it was interesting to note how many instances the phrase “loving same-sex relationships”, or some variation thereof, was invoked...
What's love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

What's love got to do with it?- Framing the same-sex marriage debate.

While listening to MPs debating the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill, it was interesting to note how many instances the phrase “loving same-sex relationships”, or some variation thereof, was invoked...
The Hidden Face of Forced Labour in Britain

The Hidden Face of Forced Labour in Britain

As previous posts on the OxHRH Blog have highlighted, trafficking for forced labour remains a hot-button issue in the UK. A new report by the Office of International Migration (IOM),...
The Future of Human Rights on These Islands

The Future of Human Rights on These Islands

Now that the idea of a new UK Bill of Rights appears to be buried, choices re-emerge. The predicted outcome of the London-based Commission’s work was finally confirmed in December....
R (Hodkin): A Signal to Rethink Religious Worship

R (Hodkin): A Signal to Rethink Religious Worship

By Ilias Trispiotis In R (on the application of Hodkin) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages [2012] EWHC 3635 the High Court acknowledged that a broader definition of...

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