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On Human Rights The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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Podcast by The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    A Europe Without Human Rights?

    A Europe Without Human Rights?

    On this episode of On Human Rights, RWI's Christina Geijer sits down with Ms. Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Dunja Mijatović speaks about the current state of human rights in Europe, the threats and opportunities if member states come together.

    • 15 min
    The Discourse on Human Rights and Personhood in the United States

    The Discourse on Human Rights and Personhood in the United States

    In this episode of ‘On Human Rights,’ RWI’s Russell Garner sat down with Marissa Jackson Sow, who is a research fellow at the Open Societies Foundation, to talk about the personhood project and dive deeper into contract law and human rights discourse in the United States.
    Marissa Jackson Sow is an attorney and scholar specializing in human rights, the law of diplomacy, and racial, gender, and environmental justice. She is the former Deputy Commissioner for New York City Commission on Human rights. She will join the Open Society Foundation as a Fellow in 2020, where she will document and amplify the human rights activism of Black women in the United States in the post-Obama era.
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    • 33 min
    RWI Rewinds: The Changing State of Human Rights

    RWI Rewinds: The Changing State of Human Rights

    On this episode of On Human Rights, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Morten Kjaerum, speaks about the changes he has seen in human rights over the past decade. The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and look towards future opportunities and challenges.

    We discuss the influence that digital technology, increased youth participation, the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change have all had on the direction of human rights discourse.

    • 26 min
    Why National Minority Participation is Important

    Why National Minority Participation is Important

    In this episode of 'On Human Rights,' Senior Researcher Alejandro Fuentes speaks to OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier.

    They discuss the importance of public participation of national minorities, the impacts of the current political environment in Europe and the need for balance and integration of diverse societies.

    • 20 min
    The Right to a Healthy Environment

    The Right to a Healthy Environment

    In our latest episode of “On Human Rights” we spoke with John Knox, the first Independent Expert and Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment appointed by the Human Rights Council.

    We discussed the relevance of human rights to the environment and the steps necessary to protect human rights in the era of worldwide climate change.

    • 14 min
    The Turning Point For Disability Rights In Armed Conflicts

    The Turning Point For Disability Rights In Armed Conflicts

    In our latest episode of “On Human Rights," we sat down with Janet Lord to discuss the protection of persons with disabilities, the nexus between humanitarian law and human rights in the context of disability as well as the impact of Article 11.

    Janet Lord is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School Project on Disability. She specializes in areas such as human rights treaty negotiation and implementation, disability law and policy, health rights for marginalized populations, inclusive development and human rights education and advocacy.

    She has worked with a variety of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations and donors, such as the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Disability Program, UNDP, the European Union and the World Bank.

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    • 26 min

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