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The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

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The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

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Rank #1: RightsUp - UK Supreme Court Rules in Brexit Case (with Alison Young)

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On 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court ruled in the case Miller and Dos Santos vs. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The Court decided that the Government does not have a prerogative power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Instead, an act of parliament will be needed to begin the process of the UK leaving the EU. In this episode, we bring back Professor Alison Young, an expert in constitutional law, to talk about the aftermath of this decision - what it means and what we can now expect from the Brexit process.

Join us in person or on Facebook Live tomorrow, 31 January, at 5:15 PM GMT, for a conversation on Brexit and human rights. Professor Alison Young will be discussing Brexit with Professors Paul Craig, Timothy Endicott, and Nick Barber.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Interview(s) with: Professor Alison Young
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Original release: 30 January 2017]

Jan 30 2017

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Rank #2: RightsUp #RightNow - Working Together: Human rights and the SDGs (Sandra Fredman)

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The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. They aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. The goals provide policy objectives for countries to aspire to meet over a number of years. In this final episode of our SDG podcast series, we talk about how the Sustainable Development Goals and human rights can work together to achieve transformative change in the realm of gender equality. In order for the SDGs to be truly transformative for women, attention needs to be paid simultaneously to four dimensions of equality: first, redressing disadvantage; second, addressing stereotyping, stigma, prejudice and violence; third, facilitating voice and participation; and fourth, achieving systemic or institutional change. Professor Sandra Fredman (University of Oxford) talks about applying these dimensions of equality in her recent report for the British Academy on human rights, the SDGs, and gender equality.

This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Interview with: Sandra Fredman (University of Oxford)
Produced by: Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

Jan 14 2019

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Rank #3: RightsUp - What to Expect When You're Expecting Brexit (with Alison Young)

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The UK Supreme Court is expected to deliver a decision on the case Miller and Dos Santos vs. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on January 24th. The question before the Supreme Court is whether the Government or parliament has the power to invoke Article 50 and start the process of the UK leaving the EU. In this episode, Dr Kira Allmann talks to Professor Alison Young about the case and its implications for Brexit.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Interview(s) with: Professor Alison Young
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Original release: 20 January 2017]

Jan 20 2017

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Rank #4: RightsUp - When Human Rights Are Not Enough: Defending the Rights of Nature (with Mari Margil)

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There is an unmistakable growing awareness of the ways in which our human lives and the environment are intertwined and interdependent. Unprecedented environmental degradation, resource depletion, and the looming reality of climate change have all drawn anxious attention to the human impact on the environment. Law is critically important here. Countries like Spain, France, Portugal, and Finland have already recognized a human right to a healthy environment. But some environmental advocates are arguing that this isn’t enough. We need to recognize the inherent rights of nature itself. In this episode, we discuss the limitations of human rights in confronting environmental harms and how we could realise the rights of nature.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Interview(s) with: Mari Margil (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

If you like this podcast, please consider making a donation to the Oxford Human Rights Hub to support the work we do to make human rights information more accessible: https://www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/law/donations/make-a-donation

Apr 10 2018

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Rank #5: RightsUp - A No-Man's Land of Justice: Holding Corporations Accountable (with Boni Meyersfeld)

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There are many ways in which private businesses hold financial and political power akin to states. They also commit violations and abuses of power akin to states. But are they held accountable in the same way that states are? This episode is all about whether corporations should have human rights obligations – should they be responsible for upholding and defending human rights the way that we expect governments to? We interview Boni Meyersfeld, Professor of Law at the University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, about corporate responsibility, gender inequality, and human rights in an age of globalization.

Interview with: Professor Boni Meyersfeld
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Original release: 20 September 2017]

Sep 20 2017

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Rank #6: RightsUp #RightNow - Sustainable Development as a Human Right (with Olivier De Schutter)

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In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. These are the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to be realised by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals replace and build on the Millennium Development Goals, which were established in 2000 with targets set for 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals make some important changes to the development agenda, and one significant update is that they include an overt commitment to human rights for the first time. But how to integrate human rights into development agendas remains an open question. What will the relationship between human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals look like in practice?

This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment. Professor Olivier de Schutter participated in the discussion.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Interview(s) with: Olivier de Schutter (Université catholique de Louvain)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

If you like this podcast, please consider making a donation to the Oxford Human Rights Hub to support the work we do to make human rights information more accessible: https://www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/law/donations/make-a-donation

Mar 12 2018

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Rank #7: RightsUp #RightNow - Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

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In September 2015, the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, have made an overt commitment to human rights as fundamental to the international development agenda. SDG Goal number 1 is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. And the targets specifically state that poverty must be eliminated for all men, women and children. But poverty affects these groups differently, and the causes of poverty for men, women, and children also differ. Empirical evidence tells us that women disproportionately live in poverty. So how do we tackle the gendered nature of poverty, when it seems to be missing from both development agendas and human rights frameworks?

This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment. Meghan Campbell participated in the discussion.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Interview(s) with: Dr Meghan Campbell (University of Birmingham)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

If you like this podcast, please consider making a donation to the Oxford Human Rights Hub to support the work we do to make human rights information more accessible: www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/law/donations…ke-a-donation

Sep 07 2018

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Rank #8: RightsUp #RightNow - Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

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Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty stands in the way of people enjoying many of their basic human rights and it can also be the product of violations of certain rights, like the right to education. Tackling global poverty requires bridging questions of human rights law and economic development. In this episode Prof Philip Alston (UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights) talks about the challenges of using both human rights law and economic development agendas to address poverty.

This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Interview with: Philip Alston (New York University)
Produced by: Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

Sep 28 2018

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Rank #9: RightsUp #RightNow - Female Genital Mutilation as a Question of Gender Equality (with Brenda Kelly)

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In September 2015, the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. For the first time, these goals explicitly aim to bring human rights and economic development into conversation with one another. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be realised by 2030, each with their own targets. Goal number 5 is to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.’ One of the targets under Goal 5 is to eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early, and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation, or FGM. In this episode, we talk with Brenda Kelly, a consultant obstetrician at the John Radcliffe Hospital and a founder of the Oxford Rose Clinic, which specialises in treating women and girls who have experienced FGM. Brenda shares her insights from working with FGM patients about how the law and medicine interact when it comes to achieving gender equality.

This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment. Brenda Kelly participated in the discussion.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Interview(s) with: Dr Brenda Kelly (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

If you like this podcast, please consider making a donation to the Oxford Human Rights Hub to support the work we do to make human rights information more accessible: www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/law/donations…ke-a-donation

Jul 13 2018

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Rank #10: RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Colm O'Cinneide

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This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions -- on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Colm O'Cinneide, a professor of human rights law at UCL, who also served on the member of the European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe. They discuss the intersections between socio-economic rights and civil/political rights in the context of Europe.

Guests: Sandra Fredman and Colm O'Cinneide
Produced by: Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

Dec 20 2019

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Rank #11: RightsUp - The Death Penalty in the Middle East and North Africa (with James Lynch)

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In the six years following the Arab Spring, there has been a notable increase in death sentences and executions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In this episode, we talk to James Lynch, Deputy Director of the Global Issues Programme at Amnesty International, about the death penalty in MENA countries, the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and the prospects for abolition in the future.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Interview(s) with: James Lynch
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Original release: 10 February 2017]

Feb 10 2017

18mins

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Rank #12: RightsUp - 'I am not here to delight you': Indira Jaising and Gender Justice in India

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Episode 3 of RightsUp (released 08 July 2015)

Interviews with: Arushi Garg, Indira Jaising
Produced by: Kira Allmann, Max Harris, and Laura Hilly

Jan 03 2017

31mins

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Rank #13: RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Justice Muralidhar

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This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions -- on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Justice S. Muralidhar, a judge on the High Court of Delhi, who has delivered judgments in some of the most important housing rights cases in India. They discuss a right to housing and the value of comparing how different legal systems deal with this issue.

Guests: Sandra Fredman and Justice S. Muralidhar
Produced by: Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

Dec 13 2019

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Rank #14: RightsUp - Sex Education in UK Schools (with Meghan Campbell)

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RightsUp #RightNow is a series of mini episodes in the RightsUp podcast series that explores current events dealing with human rights issues.

On 11 January, members of a public bill committee in the UK parliament voted against an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill that would have made sex and relationship education compulsory in all schools. In this episode of RightsUp #RightNow, we talk to Dr. Meghan Campbell, deputy director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, about the implications of this decision and the need for a human rights based approach to sex education.

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Interview(s) with: Dr Meghan Campbell
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

[Original release: 16 January 2017]

Jan 16 2017

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Rank #15: RightsUp - A Precarious Future? Examining the UK Human Rights Act (with Sir Keir Starmer)

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The Human Rights Act incorporated the rights guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law. In this episode, we look at the Human Rights Act in a past interview with Sir Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St. Pancras, currently Shadow Brexit Secretary, and former Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Service.

Interview(s) with: Sir Keir Starmer, MP
Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

Apr 24 2017

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