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.
41 - Social media disinformation in the age of Covid
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 at the University of Roehampton. We are grateful to the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media for a grant through their Spotlight on AI and Freedom of Expression (#SAIFE) project to support this series.
For more resources and show notes go to www.beterhumanpodcast.com
40 - Tier 4 and Christmas Linked Households regulations explained
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 a video on YouTube (where you can follow along with the regulations) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSDmC5E9TKg
Show notes available at www.betterhumanpodcast.com
39 - The Leicester garment factory scandal
The Covid-19 pandemic helped expose inhumane working practices at garment factories in Leicester, including inhuman conditions and low pay. What can we learn about the human rights duties of businesses from this sorry saga? I am joined by Krishnendu Mukherjee, barrister and Indian advocate. Show notes at www.betterhumanpodcast.com
38 - Explaining the new lockdown regulations
On 5 November, England is entering its second lockdown. In this video, I explain the complex new rules and how you can avoid getting a fine of up to £10,000 for breaching them.
I have also put this up as a video podcast where you can follow along with the text of the regulations - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnCWpoUr6oE
For more resources see www.betterhumanpodcast.com
This is not legal advice!
37 - The plan to give soldiers immunity from prosecution for war crimes
There is a bill going through the United Kingdom Parliament which will make it harder to prosecute soldiers for war crimes. Is it justified? How will it impact on human rights? And why now? I am joined by Sonya Sceats, Chief Executive of Freedom From Torture and David Allen Green, solicitor and legal commentator for a fascinating discussion.
Show notes are at www.betterhumanpodcast.com
36 - Explaining the Covid-19 self-isolation law
From Monday 28 September anyone in England who breaches Covid-19 self-isolation rules is subject to fines of up to £10,000 and a potential criminal charge. The rules are complex, have been passed into law with no Parliamentary scrutiny and join an ever-growing, and ever-more-complicated, set of coronavirus laws which regulate many aspects of our lives. In this episode I explain the law and how it works.
This podcast is also available in video format https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJxVenUfEzQ
Show notes at www.betterhumanpodcast.com
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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.
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.
Accessible and engaging expert
Fantastic to hear Adam speak on a podcast. Anyone interested in politics, law or understanding modern society should listen.