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A show about human rights coming to you every week from the Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights. Tune in each week as our panel explores the rights and wrongs of contemporary politics, joined by fascinating guests from the University of Cambridge and around the world. (All rights reserved, so to speak. Our theme song, "Relative Dimensions", was created by the artificial intelligence at JukeDeck.)
 
The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers' Association (ICoCA) is a multistakeholder initiative whose mission is to raise private industry security standards and promote the responsible provision of private security. During these podcasts ICoCA invites different perspectives on what the future holds for responsible private security that respects human rights and international humanitarian law. Music by www.bensound.com
 
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to acade ...
 
RightsUp explores the big human rights issues of the day through interviews with experts, academics, practicing lawyers, activists and policy makers who are at the forefront of tackling the world's most difficult human rights questions. RightsUp is brought to you by the Oxford Human Rights Hub, based in the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford. Music for this podcast is by Rosemary Allmann. (This podcast is distributed under a CC by NC-SA 4.0 license.)
 
Human rights are an important component of the stability and security of any state. CSIS examines critical issues affecting human rights and human security around the world, as well as opportunities to enhance and broaden support for universal freedoms. CSIS research on this topic is led by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI). Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.
 
Join me every day for Human Rights a Day. It's a journey through 365 Days of Human Rights Celebrations and Tragedies That Inspired Canada and the World. The short 2 minute readings are from my book Steps in the Rights Direction. Meet people who didn't want to be special but chose to stick their neck out and stand up for what they believed and in doing so changed our world. There's still room for you to make a difference. Start each day with something that will inspire and motivate you to tak ...
 
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and dialects. This audiobook includes readings in 21 languages.
 
Welcome to The Human Rights Podcast from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Here at the Centre, we are fortunate to be visited each year by an array of world-leading practitioners, researchers and policy-makers in the field of human rights and its associated disciplines. We also have a vibrant community at the ICHR and more broadly in NUI Galway of academic staff, postdoctoral and doctoral scholars, and postgraduate and undergraduate students foc ...
 
Podcasts produced by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was established under statute on 1 November 2014 to protect and promote human rights and equality in Ireland, to promote a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding, to promote understanding and awareness of the importance of human rights and equality, and to work towards the elimination of human rights abuses and discrimination.
 
Human Rights in Transit is a collaborative project that engages the ongoing and emerging tensions that are at the center of contemporary global existence. As people struggle for their lives as migrants, refugees, citizens, and indeed as humans, there is also a radical de-centering and even crisis of the human underway. From technology, bioscience, and environmental transformations, to deconolonial critiques of humanism, the category of the human and the future of the humanities, is deeply un ...
 
TIC TALKS is all about sport, inclusion and human rights. TIC (The Inclusion Club) interviews leading world practitioners in the field of sport and recreation, with a focus on the inclusion of people with disability in sport and active recreation programs. Learn about new programs, new ways of thinking and new approaches to inclusion issues. We also look at the similarities of inclusion across targeted populations, including Indigenous people, people from different cultural backgrounds and w ...
 
This two-day conference provided a forum for academics, practitioners and government representatives to evaluate the current debate and future shape of the post-2015 agenda from a human rights perspective. It was focused on both theoretical and practical aspects of integrating human rights in the post-2105 agenda, with a particular focus on poverty, environment and peace and security.
 
At the University of Chicago, research and teaching in human rights integrate exploration of the core questions of human dignity with critical examination of the institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in the contemporary world. The University of Chicago Human Rights Program is an initiative unique among its peers for the interdisciplinary focus its faculty and students bring to bear on these essential matters. The Distinguished Lecturer series creates space for dialogue be ...
 
This rousing collection of videos portray the vibrant global movement of movements devoted to environmental health, justice, dignity, diversity, and democracy – to human rights and the rights of nature. It opposes the concentration of wealth and distribution of poverty. It augurs an ecologically literate, just civilization where taking care of nature means taking care of people – and taking care of people means taking care of nature. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social ...
 
The Palimpsest of Human Rights is an experimental spoken word production which combines verse interpretations of the prose writings of Martin Luther King, Mohandas Gandhi, and Henry Thoreau. The influence of new, temporally-bound ideas on succeeding generations is revealed in a continuous discourse. The physical idea of a palimpsest (writing over the top of an existing text in a manuscript) is here extended to an aural experience. When the texts are read aloud, one over the top of another, t ...
 
The Awakened Humanity Podcast is your Podcast for artificial and human intelligence. You can expect a wide mix of inspiring interviews with top international experts and updates on current developments in these areas. Are we driven by technology or do we drive it? How can we find a balance between ethics and technology? What does it mean to be a human being in the AI age? The Awakened Humanity Podcast is all about asking deep questions and providing you with information and inspiration about ...
 
What is the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the nature of its relationship with the UK Government? What impact does it have on UK law? With British membership of the European Union at the heart of the political agenda, the role of its Court of Human Rights and its influence on UK law has inevitably come under scrutiny. The coalition Government has pledged to withdraw the UK from the European convention of human rights, and to give Parliament the right to veto ECHR rulin ...
 
We have a deep belief in people and promote ideas of human flourishing. Top Priority is a collection of interactive, learning-oriented conversations on how the Stand Together Community engages with and advocates for solutions through the lens of our Community Vision: We transform society by breaking the internal and external barriers that prevent people from realizing their potential, enabling all people to improve their lives and find fulfillment by helping others do the same. The Stand Tog ...
 
Philosophy and philosophical enquiries are relevant in some shape or form to many aspects of everyday life, for example our treatment of the environment, the rapidity of today's technological progress, whether animals should have rights and if so how they should compare to ours. Philosophy also encompasses questions about the existence of God, how life is sustained on earth, and even at what point should the Government intrude on a person's freedom. This album introduces the study of philoso ...
 
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In the first episode of the second series, we talk to two members of the ICoCA Board of Directors, Jo Anthoine, Director of Risk and Welfare, GardaWorld and Michelle Quinn, Senior Vice President, Patriot Group International. Why did they choose careers in the private security sector? What has their experience been of the challenges and opportunitie…
 
For this week's episode, host Muna Gasim and panellist Ashling Williams are joined by Alex Raikes, the Strategic Director of Stand Against Racism & Inequality, for a discussion on the escalating and pervasive crisis of hate crimes in the United Kingdom. Alex discusses both the long-term prevalence and event-related spikes of hate-based crimes and i…
 
For our fourth episode, we sit down with Professor Herman Schwartz, Professor Emeritus of Law at the American University Washington College of Law, whose decades-long career has been focused on issues of civil rights and civil liberties as they have played out in courts and prisons across the globe. He has founded, among other causes, the ACLU Pris…
 
On the eve of the presidential and Parliamentary elections in Uganda, Ugandans were locked out in a total internet shut down. Online activity was brought to a stand still for close to five days, when there was a partial uplift on the shutdown. In this episode we are joined by Juliet Nafuka of CIPESA and Jimmy Haguma of Uganda Police, to discuss and…
 
In this episode, we examine the case of MT, an asylum seeker originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose refugee status remained unresolved for almost a decade. We refer to MT’s case to illustrate that anyone and everyone in South Africa has the right to approach the SAHRC to lay a complaint if they feel that their rights – from the …
 
In our latest podcast episode of “On Human Rights” we spoke with Sabira Coelho about the topic of the right of people that are, and can potentially be, displaced in the context of the Pacific region. Sabira Coelho currently serves as the Programme Manager at International Organization for Migration Fiji (IOM)for the three-year joint-programme, “Enh…
 
Six months have passed since pro-democracy protests began in Belarus following the falsification of the Presidential elections, and the repressive tactics of Lukashenka’s regime are showing no signs of slow-down. Instead, with the attention of the world's cameras shifting elsewhere, independent journalists and activists are being targeted and arbit…
 
In this episode, we speak with Dr Isabel Cristina Jaramillo from Los Andes University in Colombia about “Gender in Transition: Studies about the Role of the Law in the Distribution of Resources for Implementing the Transition in Colombia after the Peace Agreement." We explore what gender has meant during Colombia's transition to peace and reconcili…
 
Last week, the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced it has jurisdiction over "the Situation in Palestine." How did it arrive at this decision? Will the Prosecutor launch an investigation into Israel following this decision? Join our host Yona Schiffmiller and NGO Monitor Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg discuss the court's announcement. Notes: …
 
This week's guest is the “Maven of Persuasion”, Dr Emma L Briant, Associate Researcher at Bard College with an extensive background as a professor in information operations, propaganda and human rights. Dr Briant is one of the key researchers who uncovered the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018. This podcast is the second in a mini-series co-hoste…
 
For our fifth episode, we sit down with Professor Robert Goldman, Louis C. James Scholar at the American University Washington College of Law. Professor Goldman is also Faculty Director of the War Crimes Research Office and Co-Director of WCL’s Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. In addition to teaching, practicing, and writing in the are…
 
Show: 033 Top Priority Podcast | "Reclaiming the American Dream" with Evan FeinbergDate Recorded: February 18, 2020Host: Duane Lester, Director of Issue Education, Grassroots Leadership AcademyGuests: Evan Feinberg, Executive Director at Stand Together Foundation Additional Links: Reclaiming the American Dream…
 
This podcast is part of a mini-series co-hosted with Susie Alegre, international human rights barrister, Associate at Doughty Street Chambers and Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton This week we discuss freedom of opinion and how it interacts with freedom of speech. Our guest is Evelyn Aswad, a professor at the University of Oklahoma Co…
 
Our conversation this week turns to the question of Dalit rights in India, assessing the progress that has been made and what further change must come. To discuss this, we are thrilled to be joined by Dr. Sumeet Mhaskar from Jindal Global University. An Associate Professor at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Dr. Mhaskar’s research…
 
This week, host Muna Gasim and producer Sam Baron are joined by Zumretay Arkin, the Program and Advocacy Manager at the World Uyghur Congress, an umbrella organization based Berlin, Germany that advocates for the rights of Uyghur people, an ethnic group from the province of Xinjiang in Northwest China. Despite the severe human rights abuses taking …
 
Show: 032 Top Priority Podcast | Does "Big Tech" Need Its Own RegulatorDate Recorded: February 4, 2020Host: Duane Lester, Director of Issue Education, Grassroots Leadership AcademyGuests: Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow for technology and innovation at the Charles Koch Institute Additional Links: Does Big Tech Need Its Own Regulator? Guest Bio…
 
This week, for the second in our two-part series focusing on the #EndSARS Movement, we are joined by three powerful activists working to end police brutality and abuse of power in Nigeria: Aisha Yesufu, Vome Aghoghovbia-Gafaar, and Lola Omolola. Our guests share stories about living in fear under SARS, insights about the power of the #EndSARS prote…
 
The media often gives prominence to politicized NGOs, influencing much of the discourse surrounding Israel and its actions. How important are “human rights NGOs” to media coverage of events in Israel? Do journalists cross check the information provided by NGOs? Join our host Yona Schiffmiller and Director of the Israel office of CAMERA, the Committ…
 
Sexism and racism in the tattoo industry. The tattoo industry is being challenged by tattooists all over the world who want to fight the lack of regulation and the systemic power imbalances that lead to abusive behaviour within studios. The world of tattooing is having its own #MeToo movement Read the article by episode producer Meera Raman at The …
 
Bolivia has a massive amount of lithium. What are the implications for a country with widespread, deep poverty? The Salar de Uyuni is a vast salt flat spanning almost 11,000 square kilometers in the department of Potosí, Bolivia. Here, high in the arid Bolivian Andes, lie the world’s largest brine deposits of lithium, a light metal used in batterie…
 
The South African Human Rights Commission has dealt with a number of complaints of racism in the last years under its mandate to protect and promote human and socio-economic rights of everyone living in South Africa.In this episode, we discuss some of these cases, such as those of Adam Catzavelos and Angelo Agrizzi, and look at how the Commission i…
 
For our first episode of 2021, we return to the 2018-19 Sudanese Revolution that overthrew Omar al-Bashir and his National Congress Party. Joined by Dinan Alasad and Aida Abbashar, the conversation highlights the course of the revolution, the importance of international attention and the mobilizing and uprising of Sudan’s youth. Our guests identify…
 
This episode is part of a four-part series in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, guest host Simphiwe Laura Stewart talks with Rekgotsofetse Chikane about the "Rhodes Must Fall" movement. They discuss the intersections and tensions of #MustFall with black consciousness, black feminism, and pan-Africanism, and the diverse hi…
 
How will US funding to Palestinian NGOs change under President Biden. What do new committee assignments in Congress portend for US-Israel relations? Join our host Yona Schiffmiller and NGO Monitor Chief of Staff Naftali Balanson as they analyze new trends and developments in Washington. Notes: The NGOs that Wrote McCollum’s Legislation on Children’…
 
Dan Doghi, Chief of the ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues at the OSCE tells us about the devastating effect the pandemic is having on Roma communities across Europe; their poor access to healthcare and education, compounded by growing discrimination from society and institutions.Civil Rights Defenders による
 
Lord Sumption has courted controversy by claiming that not all lives are of "equal value". In this timely episode Adam Wagner discusses the importance of older people's rights with Ken Bluestone, Head of policy and influencing at Age International and Geraldine van Buren, Professor of International Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of Londo…
 
As Israel has lapped the rest of the world in vaccinating its public against COVID-19, NGOs have smeared the country for not similarly vaccinating Palestinians. What- if any- responsibilities does Israel have towards Palestinian healthcare? How do these NGO claims square with international law and signed agreements between Israel and the Palestinia…
 
This week's guest is Meetali Jain, an international human rights lawyer and Legal Director at Avaaz. We discuss what disinformation is, how it spreads and whether it can be stopped. This podcast is the first in a mini-series co-hosted with Susie Alegre, international human rights barrister, Associate at Doughty Street Chambers and Research Fellow a…
 
On December 10, NGO Monitor held our annual conference under the banner of “Terror Leaders as Human Rights Activists – Exposing the Façade.” The conference focused on the ties between NGOs and known terrorist organizations, and our research on the numerous organizations currently receiving taxpayer support that have direct affiliation to terrorist …
 
LGBTIQ people are still stigmatised and discriminated against in Uganda because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. They also disproportionately run the risk of becoming victims of violence. In today’s episode we teamed up with Herbert Elvis Ayesiga to find out what is being done to protect LGBTIQ rights in Uganda an…
 
This is the latest in my attempts to explain how the Covid-19 regulations work in England. I focus on Christmas Linked Households gatherings which are permitted in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 but not 4. In the second half I am joined by Dr Xand van Tulleken who discusses how to keep as safe as possible over Christmas. Most of this podcast is also available as…
 
In this episode Matthew Scott, head of our thematic area People on the Move, sits down with UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary. They discuss her work (Jiminez-Damary is the first woman to hold this position, internal displacement, policy and political will and the human rights based app…
 
Heading an office which communicates with hundreds of HRDs across the world, Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, offers us a picture of the challenges to defending human rights in times of global crisis.Civil Rights Defenders による
 
We travelled to Warsaw to sit with two renowned human rights defenders on the morning of the biggest civil protest Poland has seen in decades. On October 31st, 100,000s took to the streets to protest a humiliating ban on abortions. Julia Maciocha, President of Warsaw Pride, and Bart Staszewski, LGBTI activist and film director, tell us how human ri…
 
This episode is part of a four-part series in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, we talk to Shea Streeter about the seemingly intractable issue of police brutality and race in the United States and how race and gender shape the ways that people experience, perceive, and respond to incidents of violence. The Oxford Human Ri…
 
These podcasts look at the work of the Gauteng provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission as part of the 25-year celebrations of the Commission. In this episode, Legal Officer Zamakhize Mkhize looks back at the case of Martha Marais, who was chained to a bench at Mamelodi Hospital in Pretoria. It is a good example of how the Com…
 
The topic of conversation this week is the ongoing climate crisis and our urgent need to act. We are joined by the remarkable Daze Aghaji, a university student and high-profile climate justice activist who has fought to combat the climate emergency at an international level. The climate crisis has the potential to impact all aspects of our lives an…
 
Show: 031 Top Priority Podcast | How Altering Section 230 Threatens the Free Speech of Marginalized CommunitiesDate Recorded: November 13, 2020 Host: Duane Lester, Director of Issue Education, Grassroots Leadership Academy Guests: Billy Easley, Sr. Policy Analyst, Americans for Prosperity Foundation Additional Resources Slate | Revising the Law Tha…
 
The South African Human Rights Commission celebrates its 25 years of promoting and protecting the human and socio-economic rights of everyone living in South Africa.To celebrate this anniversary, this podcast series will look at the work of the Gauteng provincial office of the SAHRC over the last years. This is an introduction.…
 
This episode is part of a four-part series in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, we talk to Savala Trepczynski about racial hierarchy and the role of whiteness in the Black Lives Matter movement. The Oxford Human Rights Hub is an anti-racist organisation, and we are committed to continuously working to be better allies to …
 
We talk with Jenna Quinn about her namesake Jenna Quinn Law, a primary prevention law to ensure that children, teachers, and parents are taught about how to recognize child sexual abuse, how to intervene to prevent it from happening, and how to report it. Read more about the Jenna Quinn law on Jenna’s website, and listen to more of her story in her…
 
What are WHRDs? How does their position differ from their male counterparts, and what additional pressures do they face in their lives and work? Marking the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November) we’re speaking about WHRDs and the increasing precarious role they play in fighting inequality and injustice worldwide.…
 
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