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Can human rights make our societies better? This podcast explores the most important human rights issues of the day through engaging and accessible interviews with high-profile guests and straightforward guides to key concepts and key events. Presented by leading human rights lawyer Adam Wagner.

Better Human Podcast Adam Wagner

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    • 4.7 • 67 Ratings

Can human rights make our societies better? This podcast explores the most important human rights issues of the day through engaging and accessible interviews with high-profile guests and straightforward guides to key concepts and key events. Presented by leading human rights lawyer Adam Wagner.

    55 - Joint enterprise

    55 - Joint enterprise

    The law of joint enterprise murder has been described as a dragnet because it can criminalise people on the very periphery of a crime. This week I am joined by Jan Cunliffe and John Crilly, two people who's life experiences have led them to campaigning against what they see as an unjust law. For more information and to support the podcast go to www.betterhumanpodcast.com 

    • 39 min
    54 - Why the Human Rights Act matters

    54 - Why the Human Rights Act matters

    The government wants to reform the Human Rights Act. In this episode - record before the proposals were announced - Francesca Klug, Kirsty Brimelow QC, Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos and I discuss why our human rights law is important. Thank you to Goldsmiths Law for allowing me to record this live event.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    53 - Windrush lives

    53 - Windrush lives

    The Windrush scandal is one of the most important and shocking in recent years, as British citizens were treated as if their citizenship never existed, losing livelihoods and sometimes, as you will hear in this episode, their very humanity. In this episode I speak to Ramya Jaidev co-founder of advocacy group Windrush Lives, and Anthony Williams, one of the victims of the scandal. For more resources go to www.betterhumanpodcast.com

    • 1 hr
    52 - Christine Burns on trans rights

    52 - Christine Burns on trans rights

    Christine Burns has been one of the UK’s most successful campaigners for trans rights in recent decades. How did she play such an influential role in persuading governments and the courts to protect the rights of trans people? How did her personal trans journey impact on her advocacy? This conversation is not to be missed. You can go to www.betterhumanpodcast.com for show notes.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    51 - Belonging and making trouble: a conversation with Felicity Gerry QC

    51 - Belonging and making trouble: a conversation with Felicity Gerry QC

    The Better Human Podcast is back after a break, and who better to return with than the indomitable Felicity Gerry QC. This is a conversation which ranges from joint enterprise to Shamima Begum to the role of the trouble-making lawyer. More details at www.betterhumanpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 24 min
    50 - Serving you up on the internet

    50 - Serving you up on the internet

    We are increasingly used to the internet serving us the things it thinks we need. But what is the risk for our privacy if our data is being harvested and used to 'personalise' the experience? In the final episode of the mini-series we are joined by Dr Elif Kuskonmaz of the University of Portsmouth.

    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

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Priv ,

Accessible and highly engaging

This podcast on human rights and other liberal issues is essential listening for anyone interested in law and politics. It’s accessible to everyone but also contains a depth of analysis that appeals to the more academically-minded.

Mosoholo ,

Straightforward Human Rights Talk

This is an amazing podcast that explores human rights in a straightforward and accessible way. You get expert commentary on topical socio-political issues, for free! The tone and pace work really well for me too. I find it oddly relaxing.

Abiodun ,

Accessible and engaging expert

Fantastic to hear Adam speak on a podcast. Anyone interested in politics, law or understanding modern society should listen.

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