Oxford's premier society dedicated to the promotion of careers in human rights law.
Founded in 2021, the Oxford Human Rights Student Society's (OHRSS) mission is to help students attain careers in human rights law.
Through careers events with human rights law firms, organisations and personalities, we aim to highlight the human rights opportunities available to graduates and illuminate the process of applying to these positions. We also hope to connect students with a keen interest in human rights law to inspirational figures from a wide range of specialties in the field of human rights law, with intent to create a valuable and supportive network with industry experts.
Since our founding in 2021, we have been privileged to host events with some of the biggest names in human rights law: notable QCs, the former President of the UN War Crimes Tribunals, the Director of the Howard League, the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Section Chiefs of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and more. We aim to tailor offer a wide range of events to suit our members' varied human rights interests.
Access to our events is free for all current members of the University of Oxford. Sign-up to OHRSS membership below!
OHRSS membership is free and open to all members of the University of Oxford. Our events are primarily aimed at undergraduate students, although may also appeal to postgraduate members! Register for membership by filling out the form below or clicking the link above!
This is a very exciting time to get involved with OHRSS! In since our launch in September 2021 we have already gained 170 members as well as over 290 follows of our online presence. We have already hosted events with fantastic speakers such as noted barristers Helen Mountfeld QC and Amanda Weston QC, NGOs such as the Howard League for Penal Reform and REDRESS, senior representatives from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
The relatively specialised nature of our society means that our members are particularly passionate and dedicated to a career in human rights. This means that our events, online presence and mailing list are followed by students interested in your organisation's area of work.
Given the preoccupation with corporate law careers that dominates other law societies at Oxford, we are in the unique position of offering direct access to an audience that cares specifically about human rights.