The Oxford Symposium on History, Human Rights and Law is a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars and professionals who have a particular interest in the theory and practice of topics relevant to human rights and education law.
You are invited to present a paper on current issues or the history of human rights, education law and criminal justice, serve as a panel member, or you may attend as an observer.
If you wish to present a paper you must submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee.
Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
The nature of human rights and liberties whether flowing from national, regional and state constitutions as well as international conventions of the United Nations regarding human rights are appropriate for Symposium discussions. Human rights laws are of special interest, including, the United Nations conventions on racial discrimination, the rights of the child and the convention for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. In the Symposium’s wide realm of issues may be papers concerning due process and Magna Carta and Blackstone’s Commentaries as historical antecedents to education and human rights laws of today. Of major importance, too, is U.S. constitutional law, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and, the judicial decisions interpreting those instruments.
More specific topics of Symposium interest.
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive and is not conceived as placing constraints on the substance or type of research that may be presented at the Symposium.
Legacy of Magna Carta
Domestic and International Law
II International Law
European Convention on Human Rights
Other Conventions and Treaties
III National and State Constitutions
IV Due Process of Law
Life, Liberty and Property
Substantive Due Process
Procedural Due Process
V Human Rights
Speech and Expression
Protection against Defamation
Expression and Public Employment
Freedom of Association
Respect for Private and Family life
Definition of Family
Immigration and Deportation
Protection of Morals
Abortion and Privacy Rights
VII Education Law
Right to Education
United States Constitution
Privacy and Autonomy
Freedom of Speech and Expression
Equality; Racial and Gender
Religion; Establishment and Free exercise
Political Rights and Speech
Due Process of Law
Child Abuse, Criminal Law
Parental Rights and State Prerogative
Immigration and Residency
Teacher Dismissal Procedures
VIII Criminal Justice