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Oxford Human Rights Festival

Founded in 2003, the Oxford Brookes University Human Rights Arts Festival is an initiative of postgraduate students on the MA course in Development and Emergency Practice.

In attracting diverse audiences to each of our events, the Festival has achieved its objective of raising awareness about a range of human rights concerns among students and across the wider Oxford community. In previous years guest speakers have included award winning Lebanese filmmaker, Jean Chamoun; former Beirut hostage John McCarthy, legendary musician Annie Lennox and the Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabati.

Each year the festival engages academics, film directors, actors and celebrities to present films and take part in the lively audience discussions following the screenings.

13th Annual Festival: 26th January - 27th February 2015

For details of the next festival, including film trailers, information on speakers and organisations, please visit