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This podcast aims to arouse curiosity about human rights.

The Good, The Rights and The Ugly answers the questions you have about the most important humanitarian stories affecting our world today.

The Good, The RIghts and The Ugly is a production of The International Observatory of Human Rights. https://observatoryihr.org/

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This podcast aims to arouse curiosity about human rights.

The Good, The Rights and The Ugly answers the questions you have about the most important humanitarian stories affecting our world today.

The Good, The RIghts and The Ugly is a production of The International Observatory of Human Rights. https://observatoryihr.org/

    Who can't get vaccinated?

    Who can't get vaccinated?

    Thousands of people around the world don’t have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Oxfam has estimated that at the current rate, it will take poorer countries around 57 years to vaccinate all their populations.

    Among those who are at risk of exclusion are stateless people and refugees.

    Why can’t everyone get vaccinated? How effective is COVAX? This week, host Wade McElwain is joined by Matthew Saltmarsh, United Nations Senior External Relations Officer and Spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, Bridget Wooding, Migration Director of the Caribbean Migrants’ Observatory, and Ottoline Spearman, Research Assistant at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.

    • 22 min
    How will Middle East elections change the region?

    How will Middle East elections change the region?

    2021 is a significant year for the Middle East and its people. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has recently won a fourth term in office, despite the U.N. calling for voting under international supervision. Analysts and human rights experts have raised their concerns over the Iranian presidential elections which will be held on Friday 18th June. In January, the Palestinian Authority's President, Mahmoud Abbas announced the first presidential elections in 15 years. They have recently been postponed following a dispute over voting in East Jerusalem, divisions within the Fatah party, and the escalation of violence.

    What do these elections mean for Syrians, Iranians, and Palestinians? Will they have an impact on human rights in the Middle East?

    Host Wade McElwain is joined by famous singer Nabil Salameh, journalist Farian Sabahi and Head of Syria portfolio & Nonresident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council, Jomana Qaddour, to discuss the impact of this year’s elections on the region.

    • 26 min
    When will international governments repatriate children brought and born inside the caliphate?

    When will international governments repatriate children brought and born inside the caliphate?

    50,000 people worldwide are thought to have joined the Islamic State and other militant groups between 2011 and 2016.

    Some parents brought their children to Syria, others had them inside the caliphate.

    Today, these children are living in appalling conditions in the Syrian refugee camps of al-Hol and Roj. At least 600 of them are European.

    Host Wade McElwain is joined by Beatrice Eriksson, co-founder of Repatriate the Children Sweden, and Amanda Weston QC, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers.

    They discuss the conditions of these minors as well as international governments' responsibility over their citizens.

    • 22 min
    Should we be worried about Chinese technology?

    Should we be worried about Chinese technology?

    Smart CCTV cameras, cyber hacking, and surveillance technology are used by the Chinese government to track its citizens and repress minorities. Its impact on human rights goes far beyond China. 

    Host Wade McElwain is joined by award-winning journalist and cyber author Ian Williams to discuss the findings of his new book 'Every Breath You Take: China’s New Tyranny'. 

    The Good, The Rights, and The Ugly is an International Observatory of Human Rights production.

    For more information about human rights and the work that we do, please visit observatoryihr.org/

    • 22 min
    Why don't refugees just take a plane?

    Why don't refugees just take a plane?

    According to UNHCR, in 2016 more than 370,000 people embarked on unsafe journeys and reached Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, and Spain. Five years later, perilous migration routes are still traversed by those fleeing war, persecution, and poverty.

    Despite increased awareness about this issue, some people still ask stereotypical questions such as: 'Why don't refugees take a plane?', 'Why do they arrive illegally?', 'Are they hiding something?

    Host Wade McElwain shines a light on this topic with Colin Yeo, immigration and asylum barrister and founder of the Free Movement website. Joining the discussion is also Sue Clayton, BAFTA-nominated UK film director, and writer. She has recently published a book titled 'The New Internationalists: Activist Volunteers in the European Refugee Crisis'.

    The Good, the Rights, and The Ugly is an International Observatory of Human Rights production.

    For more information about human rights and the work that we do, please visit observatoryihr.org

    • 22 min
    What do the Uyghurs have to do with you?

    What do the Uyghurs have to do with you?

    Over a million Uyghur Muslims are reportedly detained in what China calls 're-education camps'. Their plight is much closer to you and your daily choices than you might think. 

    Host Wade McElwain is joined by Rahima Mahmut, UK Project Director of the World Uyghur Congress. 

    The Good, The Rights, and The Ugly is an International Observatory of Human Rights production.

    For more information about human rights and the work that we do, please visit https://observatoryihr.org/

    • 20 min

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