Scrapping s 21: The need for secure private tenancies in England and Wales

In a victory for tenants’ rights campaigners, the UK Government has announced it will consult on repealing s 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (“1988 Act”), which entitles landlords to recover possession under an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) without fault by the tenant after only six months. The campaign to #endsection21, which has been led by groups […]


UK Supreme Court’s Vedanta Case – Hope for Zambian Communities Affected by Mining Pollution

The recent UK Supreme Court case, Vedanta Resources Plc and another v Lungowe and others, affirms the principle that UK companies operating abroad owe a duty of care to those affected by the actions of the subsidiary in the foreign jurisdiction. The Supreme Court held that the ‘foreign jurisdiction’, in this case, Zambia, is the […]

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Capping Economic Inequalities

Last week, the UK Supreme Court in DA, DS and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions upheld a series of legal reforms that capped the level of benefits for lone parents, who are likely to be mothers, with young children under the age of 5. Lone parents with young children are forced […]

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**New** U of OxHRH J-Abortion, Reproductive Justice and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts

Catherine Albertyn, ‘Abortion, Reproductive Rights and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 88 Abstract Women’s ability to control their reproductive destiny and choose to terminate unwanted and unsupported pregnancies is a core measure of their substantive freedom and equality. Arguing for a substantive recognition of reproductive autonomy […]


Professor Mark Freedland, Associate of the Hub, has received the Bob Hepple Award for 2019

The Labour Law Research Network has announced that the recipients of the 2019 LLRN Bob Hepple Award for Lifetime Achievement in Labour Law are Professor Mark Freedland and Professor Ann Numhauser-Henning. They join Prof. Harry Arthurs, the late Prof. Bob Hepple, Prof. Katherine Stone, Prof Kazuo Sugeno, Prof. Manfred Weiss and Prof Silvana Sciarra as previous recipients of the Award. The goal of the Award […]


OxHRH Graduate Research Student Workshop

Venue: Harold Lee Boardroom, Pembroke College Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019 Time: 2-5.15pm The Oxford Human Rights Hub is pleased to announce its fifth workshop for human rights MPhil and DPhil students at Oxford University. This half-day workshop will bring together and foster a network of graduate students and academics in various disciplines working in […]


Annual Report 2017-2018

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