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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

    • Politics
    • 4.7 • 62 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.

    41 - Social media disinformation in the age of Covid

    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

    • 30 min
    40 - Tier 4 and Christmas Linked Households regulations explained

    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

    • 36 min
    39 - The Leicester garment factory scandal

    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

    • 36 min
    38 - Explaining the new lockdown regulations

    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 min
    37 - The plan to give soldiers immunity from prosecution for war crimes

    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 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    36 - Explaining the Covid-19 self-isolation law

    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

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 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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