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OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

The Oxford Human Rights Hub has published its first Human Rights Workbook on the topic of the Right to Education. The OxHRH Workbook is designed to provide an introduction to...
Hostage Diplomacy: Russia’s Detention of a US journalist as State Hostage-taking

Hostage Diplomacy: Russia’s Detention of a US journalist as State Hostage-taking

On 30 March, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest of the Wall Street Journal’s Moscow Correspondent, Evan Gershkovich, on “suspicion of espionage in the interests of the American...
The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

At the end of 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted its common position or ‘general approach’ to the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), paving the way for...
Uganda’s Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023

Uganda’s Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023

After an unsuccessful attempt to propagate the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, the Ugandan Parliament yet again decided to reintroduce the Bill in March 2023. The Ugandan Parliament, led by...
Kenya’s Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Non-Discrimination for Sexual Minorities

Kenya’s Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Non-Discrimination for Sexual Minorities

Kenya’s Supreme Court has entrenched the right to non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in a landmark decision affirming freedom of association for LGBTIQ persons. This decision is particularly...
Zambia’s Human Rights Project is Political

Zambia’s Human Rights Project is Political

Zambia’s death penalty can be traced back to the colonial era, with the administration led by former president Frederick Chiluba (1991-2002) being the last post-independence government to sign an execution...
International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

Every year, 8 March marks International Women’s Day – a global day to celebrate progress in the realisation of women’s rights, and to take stock of challenges yet to be...
Gender Inequality and Gender Discrimination of Girls under the Justice System in Bangladesh

Gender Inequality and Gender Discrimination of Girls under the Justice System in Bangladesh

Bangladesh ratified the United Nations’ 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1990 and committed to ensuring the protection of children and their best interests in all...
Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Earlier this year, Brazilian authorities added Zolgesma, once “the world’s most expensive medical treatment to date,” to the country’s mandatory coverage list. The medication treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare...
A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

Image Description: A Kenyan mother and her daughter are pictured close-up on their faces. The mother looks toward the camera while the child gazes elsewhere. The daughter has a developmental...
Equality Doesn’t Always Mean Integration: The Right to Education for Neurodiverse People

Equality Doesn’t Always Mean Integration: The Right to Education for Neurodiverse People

Image Description: A young woman with pink hair is tossing her head in joy. Proponents of the rights of people with disabilities widely subscribe to the social model of disability:...
Dignity Neuroscience: A Universal Rationale for Human Rights

Dignity Neuroscience: A Universal Rationale for Human Rights

Image description: Medical diagram of the first two domains of dignity neuroscience: (1) Agency, Autonomy & Self-Determination; (2) Freedom from Want Universal human rights are rooted in international consensus, derived...

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