We are beset by global crises. They didn't arise in a vacuum, and the coronavirus pandemic only compounds other crises like anti-black and anti-indigenous racism, climate change, extreme inequality, authoritarianism and surveillance. Is there a way out? Can law make a difference? Join host and award-winning international lawyer Sukanya Pillay as she speaks with global experts from around the world, bringing you the stories behind the issues at stake, and identifying concrete solutions rooted in upholding human dignity and rights. Together, we can target steps that individuals, corporations, and States (including governments and police forces), can take to move towards a truly Just Planet.
How to legally release Meng Wanzhou in order to bring home Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor: Gar Pardy
Gar Pardy, former Canadian diplomat and Ambassador, argues why it's high time for Canada to release Mme Meng Wanzhou so China can release Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor who have been held in Chinese jails since December 2018, over 650 days.
Building Up the Human Rights City - Elizabeth McIsaac
Around the world cities are standing up to local and national governments, demanding rights on asylum, climate change, income equality, disability rights and housing. Elizabeth McIsaac, President of the Maytree Foundation tells us how Maytree is taking action in Toronto and Canada during the many COVID-19 urgencies arising in 2020.
How COVID-19 Exposes Canadian and Global Injustices against Migrant Agricultural Farm Workers: Syed Hussan
COVID-19 is spreading through populations of migrant agricultural farm workers in Canada. But why? Join host Sukanya Pillay in conversation with Syed Hussan, Executive Director of the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change in Canada for an in-depth conversation on the topic. Hussan provides crucial insights into the problems of national and global injustices against migrant workers, how we get here, and concrete steps and strategy for change.
Are Spies, Spyware and NSO Malware tempting Governments during Coronavirus?
What does the NSO group, spyware or malware or malicious software have to do with fighting coronavirus? Why should we care? Host Sukanya Pillay speaks with John Scott Railton.
ACLU's Esha Bhandari on protecting American civil liberties during coronavirus
Senior Staff Attorney Esha Bhandari, who's coordinating ACLU's cross-country COVID-19 efforts, speaks out about the high stakes of expanded government powers relative to civil rights and civil liberties, and ACLU's work to prevent the weaponizing of COVID-19.
What's Canada doing right and wrong on Coronavirus? Blair Bigham
Toronto emergency room doctor Dr. Blair Bigham speaks with host Sukanya Pillay going behind the scenes to tell us what Canada did, didn't do, and should do for the next wave of COVID-19 or the next pandemic.
I just finished listening to the first podcast! I can’t wait to hear more! Smart, informative, interesting !