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A show about human rights coming to you every week from the Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights.

Tune in each week as our panel explores the rights and wrongs of contemporary politics, joined by fascinating guests from the University of Cambridge and around the world.

(All rights reserved, so to speak. Our theme song, "Relative Dimensions", was created by the artificial intelligence at JukeDeck.)

Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast Declarations: The Human Rights

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A show about human rights coming to you every week from the Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights.

Tune in each week as our panel explores the rights and wrongs of contemporary politics, joined by fascinating guests from the University of Cambridge and around the world.

(All rights reserved, so to speak. Our theme song, "Relative Dimensions", was created by the artificial intelligence at JukeDeck.)

    Wet’suwet’en Strong: Indigenous Land Rights in Canada

    Wet’suwet’en Strong: Indigenous Land Rights in Canada

    In this episode we discuss the Unist’ot’en campaign to protect their land and preserve it for future generations. In 2010, the Unist’ot’en began constructing a cabin in the exact place where three companies, TC Energy, Enbridge, and Pacific Trails, intended to build pipelines. Their campaign has faced hostility and violence, including from the government of Canada, and its national police force, the RCMP. To the dismay of Coastal GasLink and Canada’s colonial government, the camp has received immense support both locally and internationally, with solidarity blockades of Canada’s railroad threatening to shut Canada down. We are joined by Dr Karla Tait, Director of Clinical Programming at the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre, who speaks to her first hand experience and strategies of reoccupying and reconnecting people with the land.

    • 44 min
    Forced Labour in China's Prisons: A Conversation with Peter Humphrey

    Forced Labour in China's Prisons: A Conversation with Peter Humphrey

    Join us as we discuss what the viral story of a Christmas card plea from a prisoner inside Shanghai Qingpu Prison tells us about our participation as consumers in regimes of forced labour, as well as the role and responsibility of corporate social responsibility for preventing these human rights violations. We are joined by Peter Humphrey, who speaks first hand about his own experience within this very same prison, where he was incarcerated on false charges for 23 months.

    • 28 min
    The Immigrant "Race": Part 2 with Jacinta Gonzalez

    The Immigrant "Race": Part 2 with Jacinta Gonzalez

    Join host Niyousha and panelists Matt and Muna as they interview Jacinta Gonzalez about her current work regarding hostile environments in the US, as well as discuss the Ellis Island legacy and the expansive infrastructures of technologies of oppression.

    • 33 min
    Declarations in Conversation: The University Strikes Back

    Declarations in Conversation: The University Strikes Back

    From 25th November to 4th December 2019, lecturers in 60 universities across the UK went on strike. Declarations hit the picket lines of Cambridge to find out why academics were swapping their blackboards for banners. 

    • 16 min
    The Immigrant “Race”: Part 1 with Maya Goodfellow

    The Immigrant “Race”: Part 1 with Maya Goodfellow

    Join us as we interview Maya Goodfellow, author of 'Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats', for Part 1 of our series about the racialization of immigration. In this enlightening and extremely topical episode, we discuss security discourses of the 'scary' migrant, racial capitalism and the racialization of citizenship. 

    • 1 hr
    Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: A Right or a Privilege?

    Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: A Right or a Privilege?

    In this episode, we discuss the provision and effectiveness of existing laws aimed to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. Touching on issues of positive discrimination, intersectionality and 'invisible' disabilities, we are joined by prominent student disability advocates Ebenezer Azamati and Rensa Gaunt. 

    • 35 min

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9 Ratings

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Eye-opening podcast with great material

I only listen to 5 podcasts regularly, mainly story-telling such as This American Life and Radio Ambulante. I listen to many others just to try them. This podcast is great, with top-notch guests, talking about very pressing issues. I am learning a good deal about international law and human rights.

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