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Political Betrayal

Political Betrayal

By Clive Stafford Smith I am writing this article in the airport waiting room in Guantánamo Bay, after a week visiting prisoners on this forsaken military base, and prior to...
Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of...
Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of...
Corporate Gods: can a company claim protection for religious beliefs?

Corporate Gods: can a company claim protection for religious beliefs?

Does a profit making company owned and operated by people with strong religious beliefs fully share their right to the protection of those religious beliefs? This was the issue that...
A prelude to Fisher v Texas from the US Court of Appeal Sixth Circuit?

A prelude to Fisher v Texas from the US Court of Appeal Sixth Circuit?

In the latest contribution to our affirmative action themed series of post, Karl Laird looks at a recent decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that...
US Supreme Court grants certiorari in Windsor v United States – what comes next?

US Supreme Court grants certiorari in Windsor v United States – what comes next?

Following on from his previous post considering the recent US Second Circuit Court of Appeal decision to widen the category of ‘suspect class’ to include the protection of same-sex rights,...
US Decision Widens Suspect Class to Afford Protection to Same-Sex Couples

US Decision Widens Suspect Class to Afford Protection to Same-Sex Couples

By Karl Laird In an important judgment, Windsor v United States the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered whether section 3 of the Defence of Marriage Act 1996...
Fisher v University of Texas: What the Judges Asked

Fisher v University of Texas: What the Judges Asked

The third installment in our affirmative action series looks at the oral arguments presented and questions asked by the bench in Fisher v University of Texas. In this post Claire...
Fisher v University of Texas: What the Parties Submitted

Fisher v University of Texas: What the Parties Submitted

The second and third posts in our affirmative action series will take a closer look at the submissions and oral arguments presented to the US Supreme Court in the landmark...
Conflict minerals disclosure and the role of corporations in the protection of human rights

Conflict minerals disclosure and the role of corporations in the protection of human rights

By Katie Allan and Kate Mitchell The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken a significant and tangible step in establishing corporate responsibility for human rights protection in conflict...

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