Alina Utrata and Shikha Srinivas tackle the most critical issues regarding human rights in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Does the use of dementors in Azkaban prison constitute torture? Is the Daily Prophet really committed to free speech? And do wizards hold free and fair elections? The views reflected in this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of the Stanford Center for Human Rights.
Daniel Radcliffe responds to JK Rowling's tweets. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/2020/06/08/daniel-radcliffe-responds-to-j-k-rowlings-tweets-on-gender-identity/
Two transgender activists are getting a monument in New York. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/arts/transgender-monument-stonewall.html
Harry Potter and the UDHR
For more reading on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, check out the below sources. If you are a Stanford student, you can also sign up for the Human Rights minor gateway course HUMRTS 101: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Rights Theory and Practice, offered in Winter Quarter.
James Nickel, "Human Rights," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Available online at https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rights-human/
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Available online at https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
Michael Freeman, Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3rd edition), Polity Press (2017).
Paul Gordon Lauren, The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen, University of Pennsylvania Press (2001).
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Fight for Human Rights (UN TV-5:05 min). Available online at http://webtv.un.org/watch/eleanor-roosevelt%E2%80%99s-fight-for-human-rights/5992910444001
The Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN TV-2:17 min). Available online at http://webtv.un.org/watch/the-women-who-shaped-the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights/5976415965001/?term=
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