27 episodes

The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

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The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

    RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Colm O'Cinneide

    RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Colm O'Cinneide

    This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions -- on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

    In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Colm O'Cinneide, a professor of human rights law at UCL, who also served on the member of the European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe. They discuss the intersections between socio-economic rights and civil/political rights in the context of Europe.

    Guests: Sandra Fredman and Colm O'Cinneide
    Produced by: Kira Allmann
    Music by: Rosemary Allmann

    • 46 min
    RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Justice Muralidhar

    RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Justice Muralidhar

    This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions -- on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

    In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Justice S. Muralidhar, a judge on the High Court of Delhi, who has delivered judgments in some of the most important housing rights cases in India. They discuss a right to housing and the value of comparing how different legal systems deal with this issue.

    Guests: Sandra Fredman and Justice S. Muralidhar
    Produced by: Kira Allmann
    Music by: Rosemary Allmann

    • 47 min
    RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Edwin Cameron

    RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Edwin Cameron

    This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions -- on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

    In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Judge Edwin Cameron, who recently retired from the Constitutional Court of South Africa after serving for more than two decades as a judge in South African courts.

    Guests: Sandra Fredman and Edwin Cameron
    Produced by: Kira Allmann
    Music by: Rosemary Allmann

    • 46 min
    RightsUp #RightNow - Working Together: Human rights and the SDGs (Sandra Fredman)

    RightsUp #RightNow - Working Together: Human rights and the SDGs (Sandra Fredman)

    The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. They aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. The goals provide policy objectives for countries to aspire to meet over a number of years. In this final episode of our SDG podcast series, we talk about how the Sustainable Development Goals and human rights can work together to achieve transformative change in the realm of gender equality. In order for the SDGs to be truly transformative for women, attention needs to be paid simultaneously to four dimensions of equality: first, redressing disadvantage; second, addressing stereotyping, stigma, prejudice and violence; third, facilitating voice and participation; and fourth, achieving systemic or institutional change. Professor Sandra Fredman (University of Oxford) talks about applying these dimensions of equality in her recent report for the British Academy on human rights, the SDGs, and gender equality.

    **This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment.**

    Interview with: Sandra Fredman (University of Oxford)
    Produced by: Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
    Music by: Rosemary Allmann

    • 35 min
    RightsUp #RightNow - Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (Philip Alston)

    RightsUp #RightNow - Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (Philip Alston)

    Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty stands in the way of people enjoying many of their basic human rights and it can also be the product of violations of certain rights, like the right to education. Tackling global poverty requires bridging questions of human rights law and economic development. In this episode Prof Philip Alston (UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights) talks about the challenges of using both human rights law and economic development agendas to address poverty.

    **This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment.**

    Interview with: Philip Alston (New York University)
    Produced by: Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
    Music by: Rosemary Allmann

    • 36 min
    RightsUp #RightNow - Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

    RightsUp #RightNow - Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

    In September 2015, the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, have made an overt commitment to human rights as fundamental to the international development agenda. SDG Goal number 1 is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. And the targets specifically state that poverty must be eliminated for all men, women and children. But poverty affects these groups differently, and the causes of poverty for men, women, and children also differ. Empirical evidence tells us that women disproportionately live in poverty. So how do we tackle the gendered nature of poverty, when it seems to be missing from both development agendas and human rights frameworks?

    **This episode is part of a special series on “Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,” a British Academy project led by Professor Sandy Fredman, Fellow of the British Academy and Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. As part of this project, the Academy convened a roundtable in January 2018 with academic experts, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to discuss the ways in which human rights and developmental goals can work together to achieve the SDG agenda and particularly gender equality and women’s empowerment. Meghan Campbell participated in the discussion.**

    Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
    Interview(s) with: Dr Meghan Campbell (University of Birmingham)
    Music by: Rosemary Allmann

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