11 episodes

A series of podcasts investigating the latest human rights developments and issues in the UK and internationally.

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A series of podcasts investigating the latest human rights developments and issues in the UK and internationally.

    Identifying a victim of modern slavery – and what to do about it

    Identifying a victim of modern slavery – and what to do about it

    Olivier Roth speaks to Justine Currell, CEO of Unseen, about the work her charity does with victims of modern slavery and the steps that individuals – including solicitors – should take if they suspect they have encountered a victim of modern slavery.

    • 21 min
    Facial recognition technology - Who is watching us?

    Facial recognition technology - Who is watching us?

    Olivier Roth speaks to Big Brother Watch’s Griff Ferris about facial recognition technology, which is now a reality in the UK – despite the lack of any legal basis or parliamentary scrutiny, and despite the significant concerns raised by rights and race equality groups.

    • 27 min
    Mobile phone data extraction by the police

    Mobile phone data extraction by the police

    Olivier Roth speaks to Privacy International’s Millie Graham Wood about phone data extraction. The use of ‘mobile phone extraction’ tools enables police forces to download all of the content and data from people’s phones. This can apply to suspects, witnesses and even victims - without their knowledge. With no clear policies or guidance on the use of this technology, individuals are unaware of their legal rights, or of how the data is used, stored, or secured.

    • 27 min
    Forced detention, being a director of Liberty, and a look back at human rights in the early 2000s

    Forced detention, being a director of Liberty, and a look back at human rights in the early 2000s

    John Wadham discusses his career as a leading human rights solicitor, the challenges he encountered as a director of Liberty, his role as chair at the National Preventive Mechanism, and what he views to be the biggest human rights issues facing the UK currently.

    • 33 min
    Should soldiers have the right to sue the MoD?

    Should soldiers have the right to sue the MoD?

    Hilary Meredith, CEO and founder of Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd., discusses the Ministry of Defence’s Better Combat Compensation consultation and what this would mean for injured members of the armed forces and their families.

    • 15 min
    Overturning wrongful convictions: a Herculean task?

    Overturning wrongful convictions: a Herculean task?

    Glyn Maddocks, founder of the Centre for Criminal Appeals, tells us about his work in trying to overturn the convictions of Tony Stocks and Paul Blackburn, and the failures of the criminal justice system in overturning wrongful convictions. Glyn was instrumental in setting up the Centre for Criminal Appeals, and has devoted more than 20 years of his career to freeing victims of miscarriages of justice from jail and clearing their names.

    • 42 min

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